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I have an Amana SRD26V and it is not freezing have cleaned all vents front and back and the motor runs and cuts off normaly , light is on and fridge part is cold . What could this be?

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SOURCE: Fridge does get cold

Sounds like the motor starter/capacitor may be faulty. How long does the compressor run for? Do you hear a clicking every few minutes from the compressor? If a power surge fried the defrost timer that too could give similar results.

Posted on Dec 20, 2006

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SOURCE: amana side by side does not freeze nor does it get cold

first check you freezer back for frost if a lot of frost defrost the whole freezer ,,, then plug back in and see if it will work..

let me know

Posted on Jul 08, 2008

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Your timer for the automatic defrost is defective. Replace it. If you thawed out the back of the freezer, this could be good for 3-7 days and it will freeze up again. I had the same trouble.

Bobby Johnson

Posted on Mar 10, 2009

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SOURCE: Amana refrigerator stopped cooling.

Have you been hearing a clicking noise coming from behind the unit? This is the first indication of a failed compressor relay. Pull the unit out and unplug it. Remove the back cover and go to the compressor. You will find a device on the side of the compressor that has the wires hooked to it. This is the compressor relay and overload. It may be under a black cap. Remove the cap to access it. It may have 2 pieces to it or it may just have the 2 pieces encased in a white and tan box. Remove this box and shake it. If it rattles like gravel in it then it is bad. If it is in 2 pieces then it will have a brown relay. This is the piece that will rattle if bad. The white and black piece with one wire is the overload. They most never go bad. Use this replacement part kit...8201786 and follow the detailed instructions included in the kit. Thanks for the question. Hope this helps.

Posted on Apr 11, 2009

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SOURCE: Amana 'side by side not freezing slightly cool

sounds like you have a restriction in your filter drier. or you could be low on freon. both sealed system issues. you need an appliance tech to check your cooling system

Posted on Jun 21, 2009

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