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Re: Amana bottom freezer model #BX21TW purchased in 1996
This particualr refrig is notorious for this. check your controls ( your freezer control as well set to 4 max) any higher and the refrig is running longer, generating more cold then needed, behind the left hand crisper is a few slots( the fresh air return) by default the coldest spot in refrig, i usuallly would reccomend to my cust not to keep high water or thin walled vegies in there such as carrots cukes tom and lettuce, perfect beer and fresh /frozen defrosting meat to be though, if you ever looked at the newest bottom freezers they've pushed up the drawers and added a deli pantry, running the width of frig
Re: Amana bottom freezer model #BX21TW purchased in 1996
There is an opening at the back of the refrigerator that lets cold air
into the meat drawer. Make sure the rubber boot on the meat drawer
seals against the back of the fridge. If this doesn't help cover the
hole with duct tape. You may need to readjust the thermostat.
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look down at the bottom crisper and there should be an air control that lets more or less air in from the freezer section. close this control down so that most of the air stays in the freezer. some models may say meats(colder) and vegetables(warmer).
some models the control in the down position opens up the vent more allowing it to get colder and in the up position closes the vent down more allowing less cold air into the refrigerator. you can remove the crisper and experiment with the control.
If your model is the ABB1927DE between the freezer compartment and refrigerator compartment there is something called a Air damper control assembly. Sometimes they just get stuck open but other times the the power that changes the damper opening or closing. If you could ask for freezer colder and fresh food compartment warmer on the controls and nothing changes then it is a toss up between the control board inside the fresh food compartment and the Air damper control assembly. I will give you some time to see what I am talking about with photos and illustration's. I will return soon, Thanks,Sea Breeze
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The fridge gets its cold air from the freezer through a vent(damper)
between the freezer and fridge.The fan in the freezer blows air through it.
Make sure this fan is running. You may have to hold the door switch in for it
to run. There is a flap you adjust with
the fridge temp. control. Make sure it's opening and closing when you adjust
the fridge temp. The problem could be the electronic control if
you have one or the mechanical linkages.
Hi: This Wide by side is like all other side by sides as to how it stores the water. Storage will be behind the crisper or meat keeper in the form of a coil of tubing or a bladder to store the water. Pretty simple. The length of tubing running from the storage to the dispenser will not be chilled. Some refrigerators do this better than others. Try setting the ref. or meat keeper a little colder. Watch your vegetables so they don't freeze. Rare, but it's possible... Older homes (before dispensers,) when fridges just had ice makers, would tap into the hot water line for ice to freeze faster and be clearer. I know this sounds crazy but it's true. I lived in an older home and in the winter the hot water would always freeze first. I know this solution sounds lame but there really is nothing much to go wrong with the water chilling. Pull your meat keeper out and look at the reservoir and see how cold it is. Good luck, Jeff
I've had the same issue with an Amana BX21TL. In my case, the problem was that the various air flow adjustments were all directing the cold air to the bottom of the fridge, underneath the vegetable crispers.
What I've done to fix this was: 1- Made sure there was a tight seal between the vent opening at the back of the fridge (at about mid-height) and the rubber/plastic duct that directs air to the meat/cheese drawer. 2- Made sure that the adjustable opening at the back of the meat/cheese drawer was fully open. 3- Made sure that the adjustable opening at the back of both vegetable crispers were fully open.
If you have a side by side model you need to look at the refrigerator compartment wall on the left of the bottom drawer and move the slide control to the warmer/fruit/vegitable setting instead of the meat setting.
I hope this helped. Please rate my help or ask for more help please. supertechks