Question about Amana Refrigerators
The water may appear to drain properly but if the water moves so slowly it can freezes there is so type of blockage it seems. i've had a few fridges act in a similiar fashion. if you have a shop vacuum use it on the one end of the hose using your hand to create a covering so it can only **** thru the tube. do NOT use a regular vacuum as they are not made to be used in a water environment.
Posted on Aug 24, 2010
You are absolutely right.This problem is caused by two reasons.
1) Either the drain line is blocked or
'2) The problem with the defrost system.
Both are possible.
Bust as per you you have cleared that drain line is not clogged its clean and clear,and the problem is that it freezes up and then gets clogs. This is the clear indication of faulty defrost system.The defrost system is getting ice collected slowly slowly after few days and then this ice gets collected in the drain line and this makes it clogged.The defrost heater,the defrost timer and defrost thermostat needs to be checked and replaced.This parts have gone weak and this is causing the problem.In newer units there is defrost board instead of defrost timer.Burt as you mentioned that unit is 19 years old so its having defrost timer.
Get the defrost assembly parts replaced.And this will not let the drain line to get freeze and block the drain hole.The drain line is at present getting freezed after few weeks because the ice is not getting defrosted,its getting collected on the evaporator coils and then getting in to the drain line.As per the procedure the water should be passed for drain line and in your case the ice is getting through the drain line and this freezes the drain hole and make it block.
You can get required parts from www.repairclinic.com
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Posted on Aug 23, 2010
There is crumbs and debris that cause the water to back up enough freeze,so be sure to defrost the drain,and push air pressure threw the drain if possible,and use hot water to pour threw the drain,then the problem will be fixed,it is not no big thing just trash ,and it will do fine once the drain is completely clear.
Posted on Aug 22, 2010
Try wrapping some more insulation around it ,and rubbing the inside of the pipe with some vasaline ,then if its horizontal put a piece of rubber over the end to keep the air out ,i think that as its 19 yrs old the end may have dropped off and the air is getting in causing it to freeze up
Posted on Aug 22, 2010
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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