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Amana refrigerator only not working

The refrigerator section has no cold air blowing in.    The freezer section is working fine.

The freezer is working fine, but the refrigerator part is warming, AGAIN!! This will be the 4th time it has happened. There is a frost buildup on the back of the freezer panel and has been each time. Each time we have just unplugged the entire appliance and let the freezer defrost. Once we plug it back in the refrigerator gets nice and cold again. We thought the problem was with the ice maker so we did not use the ice maker this last time, but it still frosted over. It has been about a month since the last time this happened. We have vacuumed out the vent on the bottom and the back. What else can we do before we have to call a repair man?

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  • Ross_t Jan 02, 2008

    Same problem has just occurred on my Amana. I plan to troubleshoot the frezzer defrost thermostat tonight...

  • Anonymous May 09, 2008

    Do we need to cal the maytag repair guy to change the defrost thermostat or this is an easy fix ? If we can do it myself, please give us info how to change it.. Thanks

  • tccorbett837 Nov 27, 2008

    The freezer is working fine, but the refrigerator part is warming, this is the first time it has done that for me.

  • harrngtn Dec 18, 2008

    I have the same problem. We unplugged it and let it defrost for four hours. The freezer is 0 degrees, but the refrigerator still is above 40 degrees.

  • ryanaburnett
    ryanaburnett Aug 17, 2012

    i need help with my amana, the freezer works but the fridge is not, the door was left open slightly one night and now it doesnt cool all. I have unplugged and plugged it back in, still nothing. I dont have any ice build up like the other person, whats wrong with my fridge?



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Have same problem with my basic whirlpool refridgerator 2 months old.  Warranty guy came out.  He said the vents between the freezer/fridge air are clogged with ice.  this happens if the door is left open for awhile which allows water to condensate, then closed, water freezes.
Said to left fridge defrost completely for 24 hours to let ice melt thn plug back in.  I'll update if this does not work.

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  • bob13bob Jun 11, 2009

    I worked but it happened twice more which isl ike every 45 days. This is unacceptable. I"m calling warranty wil update if I have problems.


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Model # important.
You have a failure of the defrost system. There are 3 components not counting wire and connectors. Most likely it is not the heater that leaves the defrost timer then the defrost thermostat. My guess is that the defrost thermostat is bad (just a guess for now) Need more info to help you more. If you know what and where the defrost timer is then advance it clockwise till you hear a distinct click, not the little clocks you hear during turning it, a distinct click. If after about 10 minutes you notice the frost down low on the freezer rear interior wall melting. Replace the Timer it is bad.
If this makes no difference then I am betting you have a bad defrost thermostat and it is located on the top right part of the freezer cooling coil behind the rear interior wall of the freezer behind the frost.

Posted on Nov 22, 2007


Re. the above solution it would be wonderful to show a drawing of the back of the refrigerator and how to remove the back panel. This would be helpful in finding the defrost thermostat.

Posted on Oct 07, 2008

  • rod roelens Dec 02, 2011

    just had mine fixed $447.37 and its only 2 years old .. did not get the extended warranty beacuse they are usually a ripoff it needed a new Jazz board ? i have heard of a lot of people having this problem and there is no recall?


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My issue was with the defrost thermostat. Solved my defrost problem. Now I have what sounds like a compressor knock.

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