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Fan in freezer not working, is there a reset button? If so, where is it? ice cubes not freezing solid. frozen food slowly thawing.

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Good day,
No reset button. Most likely the fan motor failed. You will have to remove the rear panel in the freezer to test it.
If it has 120 volts going to the motor, then you will have to replace it.
However, if it is an older version, it is possible that it is controlled thru a freezer door or fresh food door switch.
On a limited number of Amana's, the motor was held off by the defrost thermostat ( a round 1" disk clipped to the top of the cooling coil.) The purpose was to allow the coil to cool down after going thru a defrost cycle.
The second 2 causes are for older machines only.

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No there is no reset,you need a new evaporator fan,because they burn out the windings and theyre not very expensive

Posted on May 02, 2010

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