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I have a Amana refrigerator model SXD22S2W and no cold I change the defrost thermostat and steel no work only make ice around the thermostat and under the little fan next to the thermostat what i have to check now ?

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Remove the bottom kick plate and see if you have a timer or a computer board called an adaptive defrost board,if there's a timer turn the knob on it and see if the heater comes on,if it does then you have a bad timer,if it has the adaptive defrost there should be a tech sheet in the kick plate,look at it and it will tell you how to put your machine into defrost,also you changed out the thermostat already,shut down the machine,remove the freezer wall,unplug the heater and with a meter read out the heater,if it's good change out the timer or adaptive defrost board and you should be all set,also with that machine i need the p number,it's where the model number is,i looked up your model number but alot of machines popped up,it looks like you have a calrod heater and they hardly ever go bad so check for a timer or adaptive defrost board,if it's a timer turn the knob on it slowly till it clicks,it will be in defrost,remove the freezer wall and see if the heater is on or you can look to see if it's glowing or look for melting ice and you'll know the heater is on,if it has the board,look at the tech sheet,it will tell you how to put it into defrost,do what it says,when you open the freezer door if the fan is still blowing then the board is bad because the fan won't blow if it's in defrost on the older machines,let me know what you find

Posted on Nov 17, 2010

  • Sal DeAngelo Nov 18, 2010

    i'm reading what you wrote again and i think you're saying that only the top of the coil is cold and there's no frost pattern anywhere else on the evap coil,if so then you have a freon leak in the system and you need a new machine,i thought you were explaining a defrost problem but if only the top of the coil is freezing then like i said you have a leak in the system and it would be to much to repair,if the coil is icing up on you then do what i wrote before,let me know how you make out


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