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Freezer not getting lower than -20deg

1996 amana SX25SW the freezer not getting lower than 20deg and ice forming on the line coming out of the compressor. It seem like the defroster is coming on before it gets to 5deg it goes back in to the 30's.

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  • Samuel Charles Spriggs May 11, 2010

    Sounds like possible low refrigerant charge.

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Three things bad defrost time bad defrost termination switch or bad heaters. You need aservice tech to check this out. Russ

Posted on Jul 19, 2009

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