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I have the Amana ARB220ZCS fridge and yesterday it just stopped working. This light is sill on but it is not getting cold, the fridge or the freezer. Thanks James

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    John Tripp Mar 20, 2011

    This question has many answers and will take a little time to go through and solve. If you want assistance I will be happy to help you. All you need to say is OK and respond to my writing here. I can give you the manual but I will not be able to post the manual here, Thanks, Sea Breeze

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Hi,

Many times a freezer and/or refrigeratordo not work right because of a dirty condenser coil...there are also many otherthings that can go wrong. If you are hearing a clicking or buzzing thencheck 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 starttrouble shooting your unit...and something that you can do rather then callinga repair person to do a simple thing for you...

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