Question about Refrigerators
Check to see if fan is running in the freezer, if not replace fan. this is the usual problem, however may be more than that. you may have a defrost issue, by removing the back cover in the freezer side you can tell if the coils look like a block of ice or not.(not supposed to). if so check defrost components, defrost heater, defrost thermostat, and defrost timer.
Posted on Apr 03, 2008
you could find ice behind the back panel - worth a check. however the problem is probably ice in the return vent from fridge to freezer and the only way to cure is to switch off and leave for a day with doors open. if im right and you try this, if it re-occurs you may have a problem with the defrost system
Posted on Apr 09, 2007
It sounds like you have a plugged defrost
drain line. This is where the water goes to in the bottom of your
freezer when it goes through the defrost (removal of ice from the
freezer coil) cycle. It sounds like that hole is plugged and now the
water/ice has now frozen in the vent that lets air circulate down into
your refrigerator compartment. What I usually do in this case is to
unplug the refrigerator, empty out the freezer compartment. Usually I
also end up either pulling off the back panel or the bottom panel (in
the freezer compartment) Looking for that defrost drain hole and
actually I use a hair dryer. I can sometimes do this also by pouring
small amounts of HOT tap water onto it and then sopping/absorbing it
away with a sponge or dishcloth. I repeat this until I get the water to
go down the drain tube.
Hope this helps,
Posted on Jun 13, 2008
hi. thanks for the question . it sounds like you have a compressor problem . wich is under warranty from amana. great news get in touch with amana thanks the appliance doc
Posted on Sep 28, 2008
If the compresor is trying to start and it won't you 'll heard a click and the compresor will be very hot ,that means that the relay is bad or the compresor is stuck or burned and needs to be replaced, but first before replacing the compresor try with the relay (no more than $20).But if the lights and fan inside the fridge work and the compresor won't start and is not hot ,the problem is in the cold con trol (you can put a jumper wire between the two wires to the cold control and if the compresor starts thats your problem) after all this if still the compresor won't start could be that the timer is stock in the defrost position.
Posted on May 01, 2009
You say fan seems to be working? it either is or it is not working. If you are getting a reduced airflow in the cabinet, it may indicate that the evaporator coil is iced up and needs to be manually defrosted.
Posted on May 08, 2009
Yes ! in most french door bottom freezer units there is a fan in the freezer behind the back panel that supplies air to the freezer as well as the frig. When the DC motor on the fan wares out the rpms reduce to the point that the volume of air supplied to both components is reduced to a point that the fan will support the freezer but not the frig. The price of the fan motor alone is around $80.00, if all of the components for the fan are replaced the parts will run about $200.00, if you are not going to do the work yourself it will probably cost in the neighborhood of $300.00 parts and labor.
Posted on Jul 26, 2009
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