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Amana BR18 Doesn't get cold

I noticed ice building up in the back of the freezer at the same time items in the freezer began failing to freeze solid and the fridge stopped getting cold enough. I took off the back panel in the freezer and used heat lamps to remove all of the ice. It has been about 1 week and the freezer has since worked fine. Set on ''2'' it keeps everything frozen solid. I look through the vents in the freezer every day and have thus far noticed no ice reaccumulating on the coils, but the fridge continues to get only moderatly cool. The fridge setting doesn't seem to do anything. The compressor fails to react when turning the fridge thermostat up or down. I am wondering if there is a thermostat controlled vent between the fridge and freezer that should be actuated by the thermostat in the fridge that has failed? Is full of ice maybe? Also why it iced up in the first place. How to fix the fridge/freezer?

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Either your defrost timer, defrost heater or defrost thermostat has failed. All parts are located behind the lower back panel inside the freezer. Most likely are the defrost heater and defrost thermostat.

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If the unit is running continuously and not maintaining the temperature cold enough the system may have a leak. If it is NOT running continuously the problem could be in the temperature control.

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you maybe blocking the circalation in the freezer the way you have things packed in there. Move large items away from where the cold air blows in.

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Try changing the defrost timer. 1-800-673-1262

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ne of the most common reasons for the freezer to start failing is called "frost free failure." Ice can build up on the evaporator coils over time, and this ice builds up until it starts blocking the fan. The fan is responsible for circulating cold air throughout the freezer, so if it is blocked the freezer will not be able to freeze any food. You can usually check this by removing an access panel in the back of the freezer to inspect the coils. If ice is built up on the coils, a hairdryer can assist in defrosting them


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Sounds like a defrost problem. Check to see if there is any frost buildup in the back wall of the freezer. If so, it is not defrosting as it should.
  • possible causes:
  1. bad defrost timer/control board
  2. bad defrost heater (in freezer)
  3. bad thermo switch in freezer
If you don’t know what these are then unplug the machine and let the ice melt in the freezer overnight with the door open. Then try it the next day, if is cooling fine then you need to have a service person replace one of the above items. 
  • if you already checked this and think it is a different problem then let me know, i will help you figure it out. 
Mike  


these are the usual suspects.


heater in the back wall of the freezer:
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thermal switch also in the back wall of the freezer

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Hi,

Fan problem is one of the most common reasons for the freezer to start failing, this is called "frost free failure." Ice can build up on the evaporator coils over time, and this ice builds up until it starts blocking the fan. The fan is responsible for circulating cold air throughout the freezer, so if it is blocked the freezer will not be able to freeze any food. You can usually check this by removing an access panel in the back of the freezer to inspect the coils. If ice is built up on the coils, a hairdryer can assist in defrosting them.

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I hope this helps........

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