I have an Amana refridgerator with a top freezer that's a little more than 10 years old. It's old enough for Amana to not have any information in their data base when I called! Anyway, the freezer light suddenly went out. Bulb is fine, socket is fine, the switch on the door is fine, and the freezer is still cooling fine - I checked all of the power points with a meter. When I checked to see if power was coming to the door switch, I got bubkis on my meter. Does anyone have any suggestions for "non-invasive" things to check? Chances are that if it's a wiring issue that I can't deal with, it makes no sense to pay to have it fixed because it would cost more than what the unit is worth!! If that's the case, I can live without the light :-)
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Re: Freezer light out??
Door switches normally use the neutral so having nothing there may not be unusual. You should be able to check the resistance on the door switch (with the power off***). As long as you have zero resistance through the switch (when fully extended, ie. door open), it will be OK. I would definitely buy another bulb first as wiring issues are unusual, these things are normally well built. Good attitude over living without a light because it sounds like you have checked most things, however I know I couldnt. Hope this helps.
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Its a two person job. One person has to looses up the two hidges holding the door just slightly while the other person holds the door in place. Once in place tighten the screw/bolts for the hidges back up and check. If not aligned, redo it again until it is aligned and seals properly..
The cold from the freezer is piped up to the refrigerator and if that tube gets clogged with frost or ice it will not be able to blow to the cold air into the refrigerator area. I took everything out, unpluged the unit for about 6 hours, till all the frost from the freezer was gone, wiped up all moisture and turn it back on. It worked!
version of adaptive defrost : Press
refrigerator light switch five times in six seconds to initiate defrost cycle.
Pressing five more times within six seconds will cancel defrost and go straight
into the run mode. Similar operation on both bottom mount and SxS refrigerators.
After the defrost terminator/thermostat opens, six minutes of dwell time occurs
before the compressor and condenser fan motor will operate. After defrost
terminator/thermostat open, 10 minutes of dwell time occurs before the
evaporator fan motor will operate.
If the freezer is on top then empty out the freezer and remove the bottom and back liner of the freezer compartment usually phillips screws. In the back you will see the freezer coils along with a defrost element. Below these two items u will see a drip tray that collects water from the coils on defrost cycle, in the center of the pan will be a drain hole that connects to a hose that leads to a pan under the refrigerator.Normally the water is collected there and evaporated. The hole in the tray in the freezer is clogged. Thaw it and clean it until you can pour water in it and it goes to the pan down below. please rate me
Refridgerator is 5 years old. Simply went out of cooling and freezing. Still makes operating sounds and lights work but losing our freezer full of food is disturbing on a refer only 5 years old.What could be wrong?
sound like you said a sealed system problem if compressor is running check the black coil under ref by the fan and see if it is warm if not you have lost freon just trash it then if it is see if fan in freezer is running if so pull back cover in freezer and see if coil starts to freeze if you have a ice block on coil then it is a defrost problem good luck