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Trying to vacuum coils but can't reach them. Is there an easy solution?

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Hi, If you have a portable air compressor, they work great. Your local hardware store should have a long brush designed for cleaning these areas out.I have also used a yard stick with a rag taped to it.
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Unplug for five or ten minutes and do this. Take off the back cardboard protector and vacuum out the dust on the coils and especially the fan being careful not to bend the fan blades. Hardware stores also sell a bush for the coils. It can reach in places the dirt needs to be broken loose. Once you clean the dirt off it will run cooler. Caution, The fan blades are usually thin aluminum. Just be aware they bend easy and can be bent back into shape.

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I have the same/similar problem. I disassembled the vacuum and discovered that it was not actually the servo motor itself. The problem on mine was little a little sensor.

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You say clean outside coils and fan motor coils. Where are they?

The "outside" coils that you are looking for on a refrigerator will be found either on the back, or in the case of your Amana, on the bottom - behind the toe space bezel. There are no coils on the back of the fridge.

The coils are usually thin, black grates that contain the refrigerant. Be careful not to damage them when cleaning. Open the freezer door (yours is a bottom freezer type) and simply grasp at the top of the bezel an gently pull away from the frame.

Use a narrow crevice vacuum tool attachment to pull the dust and debris from the coils. Use a flashlight to see beyond the very front. You may also wish to unplug the fridge so that you do not damage the fan if it is struck by the tool while running. You should vac the coils annually or more frequently if the fridge is in a dusty area - or there is a lot of pet hair collecting on the coils. Some fridges also have the fan hidden behind a removable panel on the at the bottom of the back side of the fridge. If cleaning fan blades - you must unplug the fridge before attempting. Vacuum any dirt and dust on visible coils seen near the fan.

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Our fridge temp. will not drop below 43 degrees.

I've been struggling trying to keep our 2 goldens dog hair from the coils of our 8 year old Kenmore side by side with "W" compressor coils, but like everyone else was unable to clean past the first set of coils.

I came up with this solution that worked to get much of the big stuff, hair and bunnies, off of the further back coils. Not perfect but much better than nothing.

Removing the back lower panel I was able to snake a crevice attachment from our vacuum down the right side of the coils (left side looking from back)
Looking from front"

I made a compressed air contraption to blow the dust/hair across the coils using a compressed air nozzle that I added a 10" long tube and a 90 degree deflector

From the front of the fridge, on the left side of the coils, I snaked the compressed air nozzle towards the back and started directing the air stream blowing towards the vacuum crevice tool at the opposite side of the coils.

The compressed air dislodged the hair/dust enough that the vacuum was able to **** it away. Again, not perfectly but certainly much better than I was able to clean the coils in the past.

I suppose you could use a can of compressed air and add some sort of deflector if you don't have a compressor.

I then got to thinking how to prevent the dust from accumulating on the coils, I'm going to try an air conditioner filter. I cut it slightly oversized to fit the front opening then split it in half to make it thinner for more air flow.

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Picture taken before making the filter thinner.

For years I had my calendar remind me monthly to vacuum the coils but now hopefully I'll be able to simply change the air filter.

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Try cleaning the dirt off the coils. First vacuum off all you can. If there are a lot of places the vacuum cannot reach, get a refrigerator coil brush at the hardware store and losen the dirt, then vacuum again.

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