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Amana ARB8057C upper fridge not working

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The bottom freezer is working but the upper fridge portion is not. I've just finished defrosting the whole unit as an initial approach. The freezer "radiator" had a tiny bit of ice buildup but nothing to indicate a problem. The air pathway where the fan is located in the freezer is OK. The output in the fridge portion is OK and not blocked either. Perhaps a couple of tips as to how to troubleshoot would be great

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  • Anonymous May 25, 2009

    Upper Fridge not working..Freezer ok

  • Anonymous Mar 28, 2014

    the fridge portion doesn't not work. the freezer works

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On further inspection, I noticed that the fan in the freezer was not spinning. I was going to check the voltage on the fan motor but then I noticed that the spindle on the fan motor as actually spinning but the blade was not. The blade is made of plastic and had come detached from the spindle. Therefore no cold air was been pushed up into the fridge compartment. I pushed the blade into the spindle (after power was turned off) and everything was back to normal. Unfortunately this is probably going to happen again because there are no bolts holding the blade on the spindle (an engineering flaw) but at least I'll be able to locate the problem much faster next time.

BTW: The fan assembly is usually hidden behind plastic shrouds. You need to remove shelves and take off a few screws to see it. Hope this helps others .... I suspect this fan assembly is used in millions of fridges and is a major revenue generator for fridge repair folks.

Posted on Jul 01, 2008

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