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Amana SRD27S4W side by side, 13 years old. Freezer temp hovers around 20 to 30 degrees . . . Refrig temp hovers around 40 degrees. Evaporator fan runs constantly -- no ice buildup on evap -- condenser fan runs constantly -- thermostat dials set to max on freezer and refrig -- vacuumed codenser coils to no avail -- compressor seems to run continuously, except when defrost cycle is active and optimal cooling is never achieved. What could be the culprit? Your help will be greatly appreciated! Drinking warm in Freehold NJ... Things tried: Shorted across freezer temp thermostat to no avail . . . Cleaned condensor coils, no help. -- compressor seems to run constantly, but sounds very quite at times and there is no clicking or buzzing sounds from relay . . . At one point Freezer temp got down to zero, but didn't last. -- Slight frost on evap looks uniform over entire evaporator.

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SOURCE: Amana not cooling

Take the back cover off and look at the frost. If the frost is only at the bottom of the coils then you are low on R-12 or R-134 and the defrost t-stat is cutting out to quick. If the coils are well frosted then you have a bad t-stat.

Posted on Dec 09, 2007

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SOURCE: KENMORE TRIO 2004 59675523400 REEFER/FREEZER NOT COOLING

It is the compressor that has failed. The hum is it trying to start and the following click is the overload protector opening. What is the temperature where the refrigerator is located? Allow the compressor to cool down before trying to restart it. If it still does not restart after it has cooled off it is done.

Posted on Jun 03, 2008

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SOURCE: Food and water freezes but ice cream is soft

Check the door gasket seal.
Open the door for a few seconds and then close.
Immediately open the door again, and, if sealing properly, it should take more pulling force to open the door.

Posted on Mar 30, 2009

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SOURCE: Refrigerator section on side by side losing cooling

Here is the Amana website with the manuals which should show you where the defrost timer etc. is located. Witht your model number and manual it will be a lot easer

http://shared.whirlpoolcorp.com/product_literature/search.jsp?siteCd=AMA

And yes the defrost timer thermostat and heater are the most likely problem.

Do not let this keep running and running or you may lose your compressor too which means a lot more expense than now.

Posted on May 09, 2009

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SOURCE: Evap fan stops running/low cooling, Unplug Frig Evap fan runs

Is there anything obstructing the fan area, ice build up ? It is normal for your freezer to get warm if evap fan is not working, it is essential for it to work :) A defrost cycle should kick on a timer or as needed (adaptive) and there should not be excessive frost buildup that it blocks your evap fan. I would have suggested you unplug your refrigerator for about 10 minutes and see if that resets your control board - if not, then you will need service - either replacing motor assembly or a faulty control board.

Posted on Aug 22, 2009

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