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There are more than reason: first check the fan in the upper part of the freezer (you have to unscrew 3 bolts of the cover),second check the freezer door sealing,third is to check that the cooling tubes inside the freezer are cold enough without heavy snow (you have to unscrew about 6 bolts of the cover),Heavy snow reduces cooling and it means that the timer is not working or the heater is not working.I hope to help you in reform

Amana ARS266ZBS... | Answered on Jun 30, 2014

That means that either all of your coolant has escaped (e.g. leak in the pipe) or that your compressor has blown.

Amana ARS266ZBS... | Answered on Jun 27, 2014

it will tell you on the tag with ser# and model refig type and oz or lbs

Amana ARS266ZBS... | Answered on Oct 23, 2013

Looks like you might have a bad damper assembly. See the diagram HERE. It is number 5 in the diagram. If this is not closing, it will let to much air into the refrigerator section. Check with your hand to feel if air is still coming into the refrigerator(fresh food) section. There should be a little air felt but not much. If there seems to be to much, it is probably the damper not closing. You can also remove the panel were the damper is to see if the door is closing. Remember to clean your condenser and to see other Amana problems CLick Here.

Amana ARS266ZBS... | Answered on Apr 04, 2013

Depends on how clod it needs to get.

Amana ARS266ZBS... | Answered on Nov 20, 2012

You need to replace the "defrost thermostat" that is located on the coils behind the freezer wall. Here is the part you need.

Amana ARS266ZBS... | Answered on Oct 20, 2012

NOTE: This
is a multi-solution answer since I don't have all the tech from your question to pinpoint your problem
But the solution is in here generically, if you read and study the solutions very,very carefully.

Sounds like the cold control has stuck . Unplug the two wires from the cold control and plug them together. Turn one wire over and plug it into the other. away from the cold control.
The cold control is the knob in the ref that turns it on and off and has numbers on it. (Thermostat)
If it runs then that cold control (Thernostat) is the problem.
If that doesn't work DO THIS:
The relay on the compressor may need replaced
A relay starts the compressor with a higher voltage and then quickly kicks out
Thats what is happening with yours
Its best for a tech to replace The relay but you can do it
Take your model number to your Local Appliance parts store they will have a diagram
showing you how to install the relay. Its called a hard start relay
also try hooking the two wires together on the cold control to route around the cold control.

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Amana ARS266ZBS... | Answered on Aug 24, 2011

The data for the refrigerant should be on the model/serial number tag. the total charge is typically around 6 ounce of R134 that is the only refrigerant that can be used. Any stop leak if very likely going to block the cap. tube the inside diameter of it is about the thickness of two stands of hair which you know aint very thick at all

Amana ARS266ZBS... | Answered on Aug 09, 2011

have a two year old side by side amana frig. the freezer side works fine, the frig is at 56 degrees at coldest setitng. HELP, can't get repair guy for five days cause we live in rural area.

Amana ARS266ZBS... | Answered on Aug 09, 2011


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Amana ARS266ZBS... | Answered on Jul 12, 2011

open the freezer door,do you hear the fan blowing around?it sounds like the evap fan motor isn't running and that's why it's cold on the bottom and not the top,you have to repair this fast or you'll loose your food in the fridge,the fan is what blows the cold air from the freezer to the fridge section.

Amana ARS266ZBS... | Answered on May 08, 2011

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