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Amana top fridge and bottom freezer both stopped working overnight, cleaned out all the dust and dirt from below

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Hi,

Many times a freezer and/or refrigerator do not work right because of a dirty condenser coil...there are also many other things that can go wrong.


If you are hearing a clicking or buzzing then check out the last two tips.

If your refrigerator is running but warm, then...

Check out these tips that I wrote about that... it is a great place to start trouble shooting your unit...and something that you can do rather then calling a repair person to do a simple thing for you...

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Refrigerator or Freezer not Cooling or Getting Cold

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Our Amana refridgerator does not get cool but the freezer works.


I would think that the slide from the freezer to the fridge is frozen over. You will need to check the top of the fridge to see where the air should be coming in from and see if it is clear or not. If the freezer is working then there is no reason for the fridge not to work also, has to be an air flow problem. Look for ice build up blocking the air.

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Amana refrigerator A4TXNWFWWO1 >top freezer, bottom fridge it's only 10 months old refrigerator won't get colder than 55 degrees freezer is working


There is something plugging the drain line in the freezer which carries water from the defrost cycle to your evap drain tray in the bottom of your fridge. The water has built up and froze plugging the flow of air from freezer to fridge.... find the line and unplug it and let fridge sit and thaw overnight and then some more.

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The freezer works but the refrigerator section is 55 degrees. I turned it off overnight and a quart of water came out the bottom. I plugged it back in and it worked great for 2 days (refrigerator at 38...


I suspect your real problem is not the defrost drain being plugged but a defrost issue. It sounds like your fridge is not defrosting causing a lack of air flow to the fridge section. You can remove the inside back wall of the freezer to expose the evaporator coils and see if they are all frosted over. Your defrost drain is below the coils in the center of the opening.
Most likely the defrost thermostat has failed. This part is also located in the freezer and is clipped to the coils on the top right hand side. It looks like a small round thing and usually has a pink and orange wire or a pink and brown wire attached to it.
The other possible culprit could be the defrost timer that is located int the ceiling of the fridge section next to your controls.
Good luck!

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You say clean outside coils and fan motor coils. Where are they?


The "outside" coils that you are looking for on a refrigerator will be found either on the back, or in the case of your Amana, on the bottom - behind the toe space bezel. There are no coils on the back of the fridge.

The coils are usually thin, black grates that contain the refrigerant. Be careful not to damage them when cleaning. Open the freezer door (yours is a bottom freezer type) and simply grasp at the top of the bezel an gently pull away from the frame.

Use a narrow crevice vacuum tool attachment to pull the dust and debris from the coils. Use a flashlight to see beyond the very front. You may also wish to unplug the fridge so that you do not damage the fan if it is struck by the tool while running. You should vac the coils annually or more frequently if the fridge is in a dusty area - or there is a lot of pet hair collecting on the coils. Some fridges also have the fan hidden behind a removable panel on the at the bottom of the back side of the fridge. If cleaning fan blades - you must unplug the fridge before attempting. Vacuum any dirt and dust on visible coils seen near the fan.

Good luck!

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American fridge/freezer - fridge stopped cooling, freezer side ok


Have you pulled out the refrigerator and cleaned or used a vacum cleaner to get out the dirt and dust off the back of the coils, or if the coils are underneath, you need to get an inexpensive appliance brush for fridge, and clean the coils under the fridge, pull off the panel on the front bottom of the fridge, get a flash light and look to see if the coils are covered in dust....may just need to vacum and use appliance brush underneath...this should be done at least one a year, you will notice your fridge running much better and cooling back to normal.......hope this helps......

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My freezer works fine, but fridge doesn't cool down below 55 degrees. Could it be the adjustment dial in the fridge.(i have cleaned the dust and dirt out of the back/bottom.


It sounds like the circulating fan is wearing out. The fan circulates air thru the freezer as well as the refrigerator. When it starts to wear out the force is reduce to a point that the freezer will get cold but the refrigerator will not get cool.The minimum cost of the assemble is around $300.00

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Not blowing cold air


Most likely evaporator coils are iced near solid...few hours unplugged would have helped just a little...needs major defrosting though.
The automatic defrost cycle will never fix it when it gets this bad...if it's still working yet.

I have one of these and have had to use heat gun/ hair dryer more than once to defrost it.

Probably the cause...which will need fixed or it will do it again sooner or latter...is the melted frost/ice goes down a little drain tube and dumps into tray to evaporate above coils...this tube gets plugged first with dust and then when melted frost drains and stands in tube the tube get plugged with frozen water.

You see it is important to unplug or fridge will self destruct.

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11 year old amana bottom freezer icemaker drips water when filling tray


Hello dunc444444
Welcome,
You said, Bottom freezer works fine, but upper refrigerator has no cold air

Is your freezer so full that it is packed to the top especially in the rear?
Refrigerators and freezers share the air from the compressor and travel through vents in the rear of the freezer and fridge.
Sometimes it can effect the cooling in the fridge if the freezer articles block the vents!


The water overfilling in the ice maker is an ice maker problem only.
When we install an ice maker there is a short white plastic tube that we push through the rear
hole of the fridge which supply's the water to the maker, the outside water line attaches to this.
That tube we push through the fridge must go in till it stops. And empties in to a little sistran at the rear of the ice maker. Make sure it did not sip out or backwards a little when you may have moved
rolled the fridge out to clean under it!


Also you need periodically to remove the front grill down in front of the fridge and gently run a refrigerator brush under the coils to clean out the dust that may block air flow over the coils.(the coils are metal black tubes that run back and forth along the bottom of your fridge.
The vacuum will not reach in to that tight space. That's why they make a special brush for this chore.
Let me know how you do?
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Bottom freezer works fine, but upper refrigerator has no cold a

Let me know.
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