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Fridge is buzzing on and off and not cooling top or bottom

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  • moneika_king Jul 19, 2010

    The compressor is running the fan has been replaced but the freezer of the bottom is not cooling.

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Sounds like the compressor trying to start . / this is a job for service tec. problem it probley the start relay on the compressor . or the comp itself .. mm

Posted on Jul 06, 2010

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SOURCE: dual cooling fridge feezer top part of fridge warmer than bottom

You're frosting up. Either the box is set too cold or you've got a moisture problem which requires a full defrost. The fan noise is the blades hitting ice. Leave the unit open and off for a day or more and then start with standard factory settings. Avoid open liquids and window shopping inside your fridge.

Posted on Feb 01, 2008

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SOURCE: not cooling on top

that's very odd...normal air flow is from top to bottom, could be the light is always on, a defective door switch. look at the light and gently close the door, observe the light, it should turn off before the door closes tight.

Posted on Feb 14, 2008

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We will need to see if yours has the defrost timer or the adaptive defrost. Let me know if your model is the JSD2789GES. I have the manual we can work with. ..Sea Breeze

Posted on Jun 21, 2009

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SOURCE: Fridge wont cool.

Refrigerators draw air from the freezer to cool them. There are several possibilities. First check to see if you need to defrost the freezer, this can cause a blockage stopping the air to the refrigerator also make sure that there is nothing blocking the air flow in the refrigerator.
You can set the freezer colder and turn up the refrigerator setting dial.
If these don't work it could be the fan that is supposed to circulate the air to the refrigerator is not working. The door switch for the light often turns the fan off while the refrigerator door is open.
If the freezer is all the way up and items in the freezer aren't frozen hard then you most likely need you system recharged or there may be something wrong with the compressor.

Posted on Jun 06, 2010

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SOURCE: Problem with the Amana Easy

Hi,

Many times a freezer and/or refrigeratordo not work right because of a dirty condenser coil...there are also many otherthings that can go wrong. If you are hearing a clicking or buzzing then check out thelast two tips.

If your refrigerator is running but warm, then...

Check out this tip that I wrote about that... it is a great place to starttrouble shooting your unit...and something that you can do rather then callinga repair person to do a simple thing for you...

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Posted on Oct 10, 2010

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