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What does knob at bottom of fridge(behind kick-plate) do?

When I turn this knob it clicks untill it turns off fridge fan. When I turn it again it turns the fan back on. Where shouls I set it. I do not see any markings on or around the knob?

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Gazzo, You are on the right track. I've been finding a lot of compressor failures on these Amana's. It's possible that the overload and relay for the compressor failed, but Im more inclined, from what I've seen, that the compressor is the problem. The compressor is covered under warranty, parts and labor for 5 years. I would call for warranty service...Catriver...post back.

Posted on Jan 05, 2007

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probably compressor starting to fail or blockage in sealed system. bad news

Posted on Aug 09, 2008

aborcass
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SOURCE: Amana side by side red turn knob at the bottom what is it?

thats the defrost timer. its merely a clock thatcycles the refrig in and out ofdefrost cycles,shouldnt be set to any particular place, it will free turn just a s as clock will

Posted on Feb 03, 2009

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Good day,
There is no repair possible. You could try changing the blade only, but the best repair is replacing the motor and blade as a unit.
However, it is your choice on the blade only approach.

Posted on Feb 25, 2010

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