My 12 years old Amana bottom freezer refrigerator stopped working. The fan at the bottom still works. I checked all the options inn the owners manual. I don't know how it works but maybe it is out of some sort of freezing fluid like a car can be ?
Check and clean the condenser coil in back under fiber cover and make sure you reinstall the fiber cover as it is necessary for proper air circulation . (IF) your system needs refrigerant, which I doubt, it would be a sign to get a new one.
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Is the refrigerator still working? Is there any cold air in the freezer? If your compressor stopped working it would cause the refrigerator to be warm also. I had a problem with my amana refrigerator where the freezer wasn't getting cold enough and it was due to a condenser fan running intermittently. i replaced the fan and was back in business. i would check to make sure both your fan and your compressor are operating...
Sounds like the circulating fan is either gone or is going bad. This problem is hard to diagnose because sometimes the fan will run but not fast enough to circulate the air through the freezer and refrigerator. I would have your repairman look at this or if you have the know how then you can order the fan and replace it yourself.
Low on refrigerant which is R 12. EPA has stopped the manufacture of it and it is priced out of sight. You have a leak and will need it fixed. Compressor is about $300-400 list. You don't want to go there. Good luck but likely 15-17 years old....... New one ???
Make sure your fan is working ,its located behind the freezers back wall. If it is working the vent from the freezer down to the refrigerator may be blocked (usually with ice).With out a fan you have no circulation but your freezer may look likes its working,it may last 3 days.Also if you can move everything out unplug it turn it off w/ doors open untill all traces of ice are gone this will free up any clogged tubes. Good luck. Len West
There are 2 possible problems. One is the defrost cycle is not working properly this is usually indicated by a large amount of frost on the back freezer panel. If so, the circuit will have to be repaired and the evaperator thawed to remove the ice build up. The other is the fresh food damper is not working properly this is behind the "lump" in the back of the fridge compartment above the top shelf, remove the louver panel to see if it is open or closed. closed will be warm open should be cold.
The water dispenser reservoir is probably frozen due to poor air circulation.