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#1 Merkurmaniac

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Posted 25 July 2005 - 06:55 AM

I had an iceball forming down below in my Amana freezer on bottom, 10 yr old fridge.  I replaced the freezer door gasket and it no longer ices up the lower portion.  Also, the noise created by the ice on the fan is now gone too.  It has been gone for a month, so I know the new gasket helped things out.   However, lettuce in the fridge section is still freezing up.  We put a thermometer on a low shelf and it read 28°F.  Adjusting the damper door control seems to only adjust between too cold and too damn cold.  It will vary between about 21°F and maybe 30°F, but it does have some effect.

I am thinking that I should replace the thermostat.  Is this a good plan ?  I saw also some posts regarding a thermostatically controlled damper door, but I think that it may be working, but unable to deal with air that is too cool.

All suggestions welcome,

Thanks,

Richard

 


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Posted 26 July 2005 - 03:13 AM

Hi Richard, I think you have a good handle on whats going on with your unit, I have to agree with you and replace the thermostat, You can get it here and if that dosn't solve the problem you can return it, this is the only appliance parts dealer I know of that will refund your money for electrical parts.:D

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Posted 09 August 2005 - 08:53 AM

I bought a thermostat, but when it arrived, it is different from the one in my fridge.  Unforutnately, the one behind my temp control is just a mechanical thermostat that opens and closes the air-blend-door (my word for it.)  The one that I have got has electrical connections on it, in addition to the place for the temp control knob.

The interesting thing is that I entirely removed my thermostat (it appears to have an actuator rod that opens a little flapper door to let in cold air) and the door remains closed.  This is the best situation that this thermostat could attain, the door being fully closed when it is too cold in the fridge, which leads me to think that the problem lies elsewhere.  The temp at the bottom of the fridge compartment, measured the next morning, was 28°.  Still a bit too cold, eh ?

What controls the temp in the freezer ??  Is there a second thermostat Hidden somewhere ?

TIA,

Richard

 


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Posted 09 August 2005 - 09:10 AM

Freezer on the bottom? Then the temp. control you want to replace is on the top front left corner of the freezer, just guessing though, hard to tell without a model NUMBER:yikes:

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Posted 09 August 2005 - 09:24 AM

Model BZ22RW

manufac. No. P1161601WW





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