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Compressor is HOT, coil is not warm

My freezer is cool but not freezing. My compressor is running constantly and is HOT to the touch however the condenser coil is room temperature. Typically the condenser coil is warm?

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Check to see if the fan is running down in the back by the compressor, if it isn't put a small fan back there blowing on the compressor, also make sure the compressor is running you can unplug it and block the fan by the compressor wait a few minutes and plug it back in so you can hear the compressor to see if it is running. if it hums and then clicks you probably have a bad relay and overload assy.

Posted on Mar 19, 2014

Testimonial: "Sorry I should have put more details in my first post. The bottom fan and all the internal fans are running fine. After my initial posting I found another posting which described the symptoms I was having perfectly. The suggestion was to replace the compressor starter relay and capacitor. I removed my starter relay and disassembled it and found it was full of black carbon. I quite amazed it was passing any current at all. So today's goal is to find a replacement relay locally. Thanks for the follow up. Erik"

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SOURCE: Amana BX22A2W - freezer works, fridge not cooling

Check the damper in the top back of the fresh food section. make sure that it is open and air is coming through it.

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You have a sealed system problem. There is either a small leak or a restriction somewhere in the tubing. This isn't something you could've caused so don't worry about that. Unfortunately this isn't something you can fix yourself either. You require a certified refrigeration technician to fix this problem.

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SOURCE: Amana BX20RW Refrigerator slightly warm freezer not freezing

Check the thermostat, to make sure that it is working properly. The theremostat is a long wire in the top of the freezer up near the fan. If that is bad it will not let your freezer cool correctly

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There is a vent that is connected from the freezer down to the fridge right where the fan is,make sure nothing is blocking it.

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Yes, if defrost board is bad it will cause problems. Need to listen for fan inside the freezer compartment also. If freezer does not defrost cold air will not circulate properly causing warmer temperatures inside refrigerator. Is model number SXD524VW ?
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