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Amana ARB2257CRS is blowing warm air in fridge and freezer

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#1 nacoma

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Posted 04 November 2011 - 03:02 PM

Hello, my Amana ARB2257CRS has gone south on me! It started with liquids in the fridge becoming frozen, then it went to no cold air at all. Currently the temp in fridge and freezer is 68 degrees. Condensor is running, tested by stopping the fan and feeling the condensor to verify vibration. The condensor is warm and the tube going from the condensor to the coils is warm/hot. Thermostats are set to the coldest setting in both the fridge and freezer. The evap motor is running and I am stumped. What is going on? Thanks!

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Posted 04 November 2011 - 03:08 PM

Sounds like a classic case of a sealed system freon leak.

Can you post a picture of the evaporator coil?

How old is this refrigerator?
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Posted 04 November 2011 - 03:11 PM

Can't post a pic at the moment but the evap coils are the ones in the freezer or under the fridge? Either way they are both clean and dry. The fridge was built in early 2005. How hard or is it possible to seal a leaky system?

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Posted 04 November 2011 - 03:16 PM

Under the fridge are the CONDENSOR coils, inside the freezer behind the panel are the aluminum EVAPORATOR coils. If you are certain that the COMPRESSOR is running, and there is no frosting on the EVAPORATOR coils, then there is a leak - this is not a simple or cheap repair - usually means a new fridge.
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Posted 04 November 2011 - 03:16 PM

No, the evaporator coil is inside the freezer compartment in the back wall.

Yes, the warranty is expired in this unit.

Time to buy a new refrigerator, sealed system leaks cost almost the price of the unit to repair.

I recommend any of the Whirlpool brands: Maytag, Kitchen Aid or Whirlpool.

Stay away from all other brands.
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