Question about Amana Refrigerators
Most of the time when the strip is hot it is due to the condenser coils being clogged. If you pull the kick plate off under the door, you should find some coils with dust, hair, and other various debris that has to be cleaned off the coils. These coils can become insullated with dust bunnies and not allow the freon to release enough of the heat as it flows through the coils. The coils actually run through the cabinet where the metal strip is getting hot. Break out a vacuum and clean off the coils and then give it a day and the unit should begin operating properly again. If you can't find the coils underneath remove the back access panel and they should be located to the right of your fan. Also make sure the fan itself is running. The fan is what moves the air flow under the fridge to cool the coils, if it is not running it can cause the same issue.
Posted on May 25, 2011
Cannot find tech data sheet in lower back panel does anyone have a copy of this info
Posted on Oct 26, 2015
Hi and welcome to FixYa, I am Kelly
The model number is usually behind the lower kick panel or lower left chassis below the door gasket seal area. Also upper right side of the freezer compartment and on the tech data sheets in the packet inside the bottom of the unit.
Your statement here:
I noticed the metal strip on fron of refridgeratoor where the door gasket touches is very hot
Tells me as a technican that either your condensor coils in the lower rear of the unit are blocked or the condensor fan is NOT running. Unplug the unit (15 mins minimum off time) Open the fiberboard lower rear cover and clean everything. Coils, Fan and the drip pan / tray in the bottom of the unit. Try to rotate the condensor fan with a finger. It should spin freely. If it does NOT spin freely you can try lubrication with a pariffin based oil / turbine oil to see if will snap out of it. DO NOT use regular oil or 3 in one oil on the fan motor. It will only lock up again in about 30 days... probably for good.
If the condensor fan is NOT working at all... until you get parts you can place a floor fan blowing air into the bottom of the unit and it should work fine as long as the external fan is on.
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Posted on May 25, 2011
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
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Few questions first. 1. What is the entire model # on the sticker inside the fridge section? 2. Is the fan in the freezer running? 3. Is there a thick frost build up on the back panel in the freezer (look at the bottom half for a side by side)?
Oct 20, 2007 | Refrigerators
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