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Freezer only goes down to 20 degrees

I've checked the thermostat and checked the deforst control all appear to work but temperature won't go down past 20 degrees in the freeser

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It indicates that there is problem with your thermostat .

How old is your refrigerator ?

Are you facing this problem frequently ?





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Posted on Sep 30, 2008

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sometimes you do everything proper and when repair is done another failure occurs because of long run times because not defrstng . the orginal freon charge may have been alittle on the low side and weakened the compressor what you can do is tap the seal system and add 1/2 of the orginal charge listed below the model # should be 134a this will often work for quite some time and remove the panel off the evap in the frzr and observe the frosting on the coils it should be uniform on the evap with no places getting missed if you can not tell temporily move frzr item and unplug to allow frost to thaw then plug back in and open door allow to run 30 min then look at again if only on part of the evap perhaps top or the lower then you know the orginal charge was low then add freon it sound you are very mech person and possible you may need to add the orginal charge to unit (the compressor has taken heat and it has weakened it)

Posted on Aug 20, 2009

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heatman101

Posted on Aug 12, 2011

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Amana refrigerators older than 5 years have both a cold control and freezer control. this may be your problem. But check both the gaskets on the doors and check for heavy dirt on condser coil. Both can cause wild temp problems. Hope this helps

Posted on Aug 17, 2011

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