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Amana fridge arb8057cw notgetting cold anymore. freezer defrosted, then realized fridge was not cold either.

Motor is running and air is coming in, but not very cold air.

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Posted on Jan 02, 2017

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SOURCE: refridgerator not very cold

It could be some many things, to save time let me give you this check list:

Do what you feel qualified to do.

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Posted on Mar 04, 2008

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SOURCE: freezer cold but not fridge

too much ice bulid up will stop enough cold air being blown into the fridge.Try turning it off letting all ice melt then turn it back on again and set thermostat at a lower temp.There may be ice you can't see.

Posted on Oct 08, 2008

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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.

Posted on Nov 02, 2008

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SOURCE: fridge heller model fdh21has motor running but does not get cold

i have just purchased a float with a kitchen in it the fridge is a heller bar fridge not sure on model and for the 2nd use it is running but not getting cold or icing up the freezer what do i do to fix it it wouldnt be 10 weeks old

Posted on Dec 20, 2009

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SOURCE: Amana BX22A2W - freezer works, fridge not cooling

Same problem here with an Amana refrigerator with the freezer on the bottom. I removed the back panels and vacuumed dust and cat hair out. The back panel in the freezer was frosted over with ice on the bottom. I removed the shelves and food and used a hairdryer to loosen the panel. The ice maker made it harder to remove the plastic panel so I pulled it back and saw the cooling fins frozen solid. I used the hairdryer to melt the ice and a shop vacuum to collect the water. It works like new again.

Posted on Jun 13, 2010

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