Question about Amana ARSE66MB Side by Side Refrigerator
2 days ago, the frigerator stopped cooling. the freezer is working fine. it is a top mount frost proof fridge/freezer. it will be 3 years old this month. the first 3 months after we bought it, it stopped working 3 times. i know of one time it broke, it was because the defrost timer was bad. (within the first month of having it) so....any suggestions? or advice?
Posted by jennifer brinkley on
Do you know if the compressor in the back is running? If you can check that out get back to me and we can go from there. Most times if the fan in the freezer is running the defrost timer is ok.
Posted on Jul 12, 2007
SOURCE: refrigerator will not get cold, but freezer works
Make sure your fan is working ,its located behind the freezers back wall. If it is working the vent from the freezer down to the refrigerator may be blocked (usually with ice).With out a fan you have no circulation but your freezer may look likes its working,it may last 3 days.Also if you can move everything out unplug it turn it off w/ doors open untill all traces of ice are gone this will free up any clogged tubes. Good luck.
Posted on Feb 27, 2009
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ok, i unplugged the fridge for about 20 minutes. plugged it back in too a min for the fan in the bottom back to begin running. husband said the compressor part was hot. he took the back wall piece off in the freezer and behind the ice maker what a large chunk of ice frozen solid. he is there now removing that....
if that helps out with the diagnosis any
i cant hear it, if that would be the way i would tell. i read somewhere you can check it with an amp meter. i pretty sure my husband has one of those. when i touch the compressor it is hot.
there is also water leaking from behind the plastic piece the light is attached to on the top wall of the refrigerator. its not alot. it drips down onto the top shelp if the refrigerator.
i am also not sure how i put my post under the amana side by side, but that is not what kind it is. it is a frigidaire frost free top freezer/refrigerator.
ok, i checked it an hour or so later. it seems to be running. well, i can hear a noise now. the fan next to the compressor is also running. the compressor is still hot, and when i listen it makes a little chirping noise, like crickets.
got the problem fixed. it was that my fan in the freezer had burnt out, and therefor no air was circulating into the refrigerator part. i went and got a new motor and put it in myself, and its good to go. (my husband was in awe :) )