Refridgerator,amana side by side 5 years old
Posted 17 April 2005 - 04:02 PM
My water dispenser also stopped at the same time.
i unplugged the unit for 4 hours replugged and everything worked.
Same problem again next day. I took of the evap cover and noticed some frost a bit more then the pic on your web sit the one titled inefficient evap pic.
I also twisted that lil box underneath that looks like a timer. it made the fridge start and stop depending on where i left it (i know its the defrost timer thx to youre site) I just did not know what position to leave it in.
At this pioint the fridge is not cooling very fast but the freezer is about 15 degrees.do not know wherethe temp is supposed to be either. My contols are set at full blast.(not much cool air coming out on fridge vent except for the milk compartment.)
My wife wants me to call the appliance guy first thing in the morning.
Do they still deliver dry ice??? mmmmm!
Posted 17 April 2005 - 05:14 PM
The fan spins still on the bottom.
Does that mean there are freezers on the top ?
Posted 17 April 2005 - 05:16 PM
Posted 17 April 2005 - 06:15 PM
The defrost heater and/or the defrost thermostat could be BAD.
Posted 18 April 2005 - 03:32 PM
I have gone 12 hours now with out a problem. 40 degrees fridge and 10 degrees freezer. Do you Think these temps are ok? I can't diagnose a problem to easily if it is intermitten.
Does it matter where I leave the timer knob setting. Mine shuts the fridge at a setting of 2:00 o'clock. The timer does work I see it move and can hear it with my ear piece.
should i set it to defrost every 4 hours and how do i do it.
Posted 18 April 2005 - 04:35 PM
The GFI just tripped. I think the snow on the coil tripped it. it seems all the wiring harness sits ontop the coil.
Posted 18 April 2005 - 04:37 PM
40 degrees fridge and 10 degrees freezer.
You want 34 to 38 in the fresh food compartment and 0F in the freezer. If you cannot acheive these temps, then there's gonna be big trouble in little China.
Posted 19 April 2005 - 05:07 AM
Posted 19 April 2005 - 05:57 AM
Posted 19 April 2005 - 11:23 AM
In the mean while.I guess i will short the the thermostat to check the heater.No need to check the timer,right?
Or just buy the parts and replace them,how much could they be?
Posted 19 April 2005 - 04:15 PM
Serving St George and Southern Utah
Posted 19 April 2005 - 04:52 PM
I just lost another weeks groceries thinking the problem went away. I know better then that. No elves fixed it while I was sleeping and the automatic self fixing feature must be broken to.
I will buy the thermostat. I wonder if this online company (samurai) can send them ASAP.
I was told there is also a evaporater and thermostat on the ice maker. Is this true?
Posted 19 April 2005 - 05:41 PM
You can order the part with overnight shipping.
An icemaker will have a mold heater and a thermostat. No evaporator. They would have nothing to do with your fridge warming up. I think you need a new defrost thermostat, like Denny said. You can always tell for sure by testing it for continuity while it's still at freezer temp. If it reads open, it's bad.
Posted 29 October 2006 - 06:24 AM
Last year I had this problem and solved it. I also contributed cash to th samurais beer fund.
A similar problem is happening again.
Here are the symptoms:
GFI has tripped on a few occasions.
Cool temps on both freezer and fridge.
No water coming from water dispenser.
As last years thread indicates, I replaced the thermostat.
The symptoms are similar to last year but this year I notice no frost.
Please help. As usuall I will be glad to contribute again. THX
Posted 29 October 2006 - 11:45 AM
what is the part number. can you have it here tue morning?
Posted 30 October 2006 - 09:09 AM
You can look up the part you need here: http://www.repaircli....asp?R=154&P=69
Overnight shipping is available.
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