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Amana bottom freezer

2 year old Amana  bottom freezer keeps icing up on back wall of freezer and wont stay cold enough for ice cream and such but is cold enough to keep ice.... I have thoroughly defrosted and seemed to work for month or so but started icing up again and not keeping cold enough again!

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Re: amana bottom freezer

Hello ghilitho, what you are having is an issue with the defrost cycle. There are 3 parts to this, heater, thermosat,and timer. Sometimes on the newer units the timer is the electronic control. What you are seeing is after you defrost the unit, it works for a time, this is because the evap fan pushes the air thru the unit. With the evap coil froze solid, the cooling drops. You will need a ohm meter to check the heater and thermosat, the heater & thermosat should show to be closed. Also make sure if this unit has a over heat thermosat that it is closed. It may have open up. If all this is good, then the timer is the issue. Hope this helps

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