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Fridge freezer stops working although all lights are on and the motor is running? everythin defrosts and is wasted, it can stay off for a few hours or a couple of days, then it restarts on its own ?

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  1. Your Amana refrigerator stopped. If this happens, make sure that there is power. It might be that your refrigerator doesn’t have enough power getting to it. The circuit breaker or a fuse might have been shut off. Check if there’s a shortage in power. Try plugging another appliance that you know is working just fine in the same outlet where your refrigerator is plugged into. If it doesn’t work, then you know it’s your power supply that’s the problem. Check your circuit breaker or contact an electrician if it’s something you know nothing about. On the other hand, if it’s not the power supply, check your Amana refrigerator if the light still comes on. Also, listen if you can hear a fan or motor as it is turned on. If you do hear something or the light still comes on then your refrigerator isn’t completely stopped. There is a specific problem that we should find about. Adjust the thermostat to the coldest setting, did it work? If not, it can either be a problem with the wiring, thermostat, defrost timer, compressor, relay, and/or overload. In this case, you should already be contacting a qualified repair technician.
  2. Now, if your refrigerator isn’t cooling, then you must check the thermostat knob and reset it to the proper setting. If it doesn’t fix it, make sure to check the compressor motor and see if it’s running. You should see it at the back of your refrigerator looking like a ball case near the bottom of the Amana refrigerator. If it is making a noise but still could not cool your fridge, then there can be a more serious problem in which case you must call a professional. If however, it seems to have stopped working even if there is power to your Amana refrigerator, and then you should check the thermostat, overload, capacitor, relay, defrost timer, and the condenser fan motor. Either way, calling a technician would be the best thing to do.
  3. If your Amana refrigerator’s cooling is poor then it could have a problem in its evaporator coils or condenser. The evaporator coils might have a heavy frost build up. You can only see the coils if you remove the panel inside your freezer. If the inside walls of your freezer has ice build-up, then your evaporator coils are probably filled with heavy frost too. Too much frost in the coils won’t allow air to be drawn over the coils. Thus, cooling in the refrigerator is limited. Defrost your fridge and see what difference it can make. On the other hand, you can also check your condenser and see if it is clogged with dirt, dust, or lint.

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