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Amana SCD22JL Replacing the Defrost Thermostat fixed the fan problem. However I am getting very little air flow into the refrigerator side. The Defrost is working, the evaporator fan is running, the evaporator coils are not iced up, and the damper that controls the air flow on the refrigerator side is fully open. Any Thoughts?

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  • Big TD Aug 17, 2007

    The coils are getting cold. as a matter of fact the freezer side gets plenty cold. It could be a matter of adjusting the thermostat colder to compensate on the refrigerator side.

  • Anonymous Mar 31, 2014

    Where is the damper control located and what does it look like?

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It sounds as though you have a refigeration problem if there is no cold on the coil, however you hav sad that you have changed the sensor which would bring in the fan when cold enough. As far as airflow I have been doing this a while on American cabinets and never really consider airflow as a primary failure. If the fan is running and the vents are clear that is normally enough, these fans are not high powered and the cabinets have a large volume. What you could try is leaving the door open whilst observing the coil and see if it frosts right through the coil without the fan running. If it does then it should pull down to temp. Hope this helps, unfortunately without seeing things its hard to give a definitive answer.

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