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#21 CarolB

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Posted 13 October 2005 - 06:29 AM

Well I replaced the timer a week and a half ago and it worked great for 6 days.

Now it is doing the same thing.

It appears no the heater is not coming on to defrost it.

Any ideas.


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Posted 13 October 2005 - 07:48 AM

Back to checking the defrost heater and the flakey bi-metal again....
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Posted 13 October 2005 - 08:03 AM

The evap fan Neutral leg is fed through the deffrost heater and bi metal. Inspect the bi metal, it should ohm closed when it is cold. When they are finicky, the plastic top will usally look crooked or look like someone pulled it off.(ohming it only real way to tell of course). When it is bad, the evap fan will not run, the cold air from the evap migrates over through the air return to the water tank and freezes it. Thus no water through door.  

#24 CarolB

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Posted 13 October 2005 - 09:43 AM

Well I checked the heater and replaced the bi-metal. lets see if that gets it.

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Posted 13 October 2005 - 09:43 AM

The heater seemed fine.

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Posted 13 October 2005 - 09:51 AM

;)...keep us posted....
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Posted 13 October 2005 - 06:34 PM

Trying to Help is a lurking Master Appliantologist for he knows that of which he speaketh. What he's saying, Carol, is that the defrost thermostat can open the circuit for the evap fan and defrost heater. This means the heaters can test good for continuity but they'll never have a complete circuit to pass current (and so will never get hot).

In all likelihood, the defrost thermostat was bad (common problem in these Amana's) and by replacing it, you fixed the problem.

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Posted 14 October 2005 - 04:04 AM

AH "Fermented Grand Master of Appliantology", his explination of how the defrost thermostat would look like someone had tried to take the top off of it was dead on.

I do believe I have fixed it for good this time.

Miss Pegi suggested I replace it when I replaced the timer, I should have listened.

I am still but a "grasshopper" I have lots to learn.


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Posted 14 October 2005 - 08:01 AM

We are all learning every day....;)....what we have learned already lets us pass this information on to others....:P
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Posted 08 January 2006 - 02:52 PM

We also have an Amanna side by side that is right now having the same problem. Infact we have had nothing but problems with it. In 2003 the Amanna company paid to have the whole defrost cycle replaced. I dont know how old your unit is but if it is newer It would be worth your time to complain to them about it. Good luck.

 





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