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Refrigerator blowing warm air.

My 2003 Amana Bottom Freezer Refrigerator suddenly is only blowing warm air. I had adjusted the thermostat yesterday for the first time in almost 5 years. I have vaccumed the coils underneath and the vents in the back with no improvement.

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  • Sworden Jun 05, 2008

    my refrig is only blowing warm air. I've taken the front grill off and
    vacuumed the coils. I've also taken the back panel off and vacuumed. the fan and motor seem to be running fine. What else should I do?

  • Anonymous Sep 13, 2008

    I have the same problem with my 2003 bottom freezer refrigerator. Should I call a repair person?

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Check the thermastat with power off remove one wire on the thermastat and read across the two terminals of the thermastat with an ohm or resistance meter if set to highest setting on the thermastat you should get a resistance reading if you don not the thermastat is vad

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