Question about Amana ARB2217CSL Bottom Freezer Refrigerator
I have an Amana model ARB2217CSL refrigerator with bottom freezer. The freezer is closed but when opened had frosted over everywhere. There is now some ice forming as well. Perhaps the temperature is too cold. If so, how do I turn it down> How do I fix the problem/do I need a repair person...will this hurt my refrigerator????
Either door seal is bad letting air in or it's a defrost problem
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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.
Posted on Jul 16, 2007
This excess frosting can be caused by leaky door gaskets, frequent door opening, dispenser door not closing good, anywhere air can get in. Gaskets should hold a dollar bill sung all the way around both doors.
Posted on Sep 24, 2009
I have this problem as well, only nobody is leaving anything open. The defroster is defective of these things and the duct between the fridge and freezer gets frozen over and the cold air can't get in the fridge, so the freezer keeps working until it's blue in the face.
Posted on Jun 05, 2010
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Few questions first. 1. What is the entire model # on the sticker inside the fridge section? 2. Is the fan in the freezer running? 3. Is there a thick frost build up on the back panel in the freezer (look at the bottom half for a side by side)?
Oct 20, 2007 | Refrigerators
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