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Freezer works, not fridge (no air from vent).

My Amana refrigerator has a problem. Today, the electricity went out while I wasn't home. When I got back, the electricity was restored so I don't know how long it was out. I opened my fridge and noticed that it was not working (no air from the vent) and that the temperature had dropped! The freezer section was working though, everything was still cold and I feel cold air from the vent.

I don't know what the problem is, but I unplugged it now and will let it stay for 24 hours.

Can anyone help? Thanks!

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  • Padme Amidala Jun 23, 2010

    Tested timer and it was functional. So I figured out it was the defrost thermostat. Bought a new piece for about 20$ and now there is no more ice on the back of the freezer coils! I had to open the freezer's back wall and the thermostat was clipped to a metal wire on the top right of the wall. Yay! I saved my fridge for only 20$! I hope this helps someone out.

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King, you probably have a defrost drain port that is frozen over. When the unit goes into defrost it's running through the air damper instead of going out the drain line. Therefore you get water into the refrigerator section. You can verify this by removing the evaporator cover in the freezer and checking the drain hole. You can clear it by running hot water into it. You will have to remove all the built up ice from water that did not drain in that area...Catriver..post back.

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There are 2 possible problems. One is the defrost cycle is not working properly this is usually indicated by a large amount of frost on the back freezer panel. If so, the circuit will have to be repaired and the evaperator thawed to remove the ice build up. The other is the fresh food damper is not working properly this is behind the "lump" in the back of the fridge compartment above the top shelf, remove the louver panel to see if it is open or closed. closed will be warm open should be cold. The water dispenser reservoir is probably frozen due to poor air circulation.

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Geezer, sounds like a defrost issue. I usually find the bi-metal to be the culprit on this model. Check out the pic. You will have to remove the back panel in the freezer and defrost the evaporator. Remove the ice maker if there is one. The back cover has 4 quarter inch screws. remove those. The air vent has 2 plastic clips one each side and one on the bottom, push in and pull the grill off. The thermistor cover has a slot for a flat blade screw driver,push in and pull the cover off. The thermistor will now slide behind the back panel. Check the bi-metal for buldging. As long as the evaporator fan is working, it's probably a defrost problem.

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Check the damper in the top back of the fresh food section. make sure that it is open and air is coming through it.

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your inside fan has stopped working.  Could be stuck or frozen or simply bad.

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