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Amana Side by Side ARS9169as Will Not Cool


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#1 saaman

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Posted 06 July 2013 - 08:53 AM

I have an Amana Side by Side ARS9169as that will not cool or freeze.  Also no water comes out the door.

 

A couple of years ago I replaced the defroster thermostat and it worked fine.  Now it started acting up the same way.

 

Is this the same problem.  Also will the regfrigerator operate if I take out the thermostat and do not replace it?



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Posted 06 July 2013 - 08:59 AM

Compressor operating??????......remove the evaporator panel and get your eye balls on the coils....You are  probably low on refrigerant........Low side leak............



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Posted 06 July 2013 - 09:01 AM

No leak and the fan is running. 

 

When I manually turn the thermostat the fan stops.



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Posted 06 July 2013 - 09:07 AM

Any frost on the coils?is compressor running?Condenser fan running?Any clicking going on?


Edited by bigbuck, 06 July 2013 - 09:12 AM.


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Posted 06 July 2013 - 09:08 AM

It is built in and I can't get to the back to see



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Posted 06 July 2013 - 09:23 AM

Evaporator  coils , behind the panel in the freezer section..........Is there frost on the coils?????......Is the stile hot?????...........The part in between the doors......................



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Posted 06 July 2013 - 09:24 AM

If you are certain you don't have a sealed system failure.. here is some food for thought :

I had an amana where a faulty timer caused cooling problems as well as the water not to dispense. The problem was electrical and intermittent. I'm no electrical wiz but I think there must be a nuetral(?) line to the dispenser that runs to the timer/connector. My cooling problemwas not related to a defrost or sealed system failure. Maybe a faulty timer/connector sends interference to the fan as well as the dispenser. All i know is the problem stopped when I replaced the timer. Haven't looked at the diagram, but the timer I worked on was located under the fridge. I think condensation or water somehow can get into a timer located under the fridge.

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Posted 06 July 2013 - 09:29 AM

No frost on the coils.  It has started cooling again so the part between the doors is starting to get cold.



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Posted 06 July 2013 - 09:34 AM

check to see if your water line is frozen.

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Posted 06 July 2013 - 09:36 AM

Water is coming out and it is cold



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Posted 06 July 2013 - 09:37 AM

The stile should be warm, it is in line after the condenser and before the filter dryer.......The defrost timer is in a little box  behind  toe grill.....Can be seen looking from the right........Evaporator fan operating and  condenser fan operating?????????..........................Find the wire diagram in case we need it later......



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Posted 06 July 2013 - 09:37 AM

How are you determining you don't have a refrigerant leak?

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Posted 06 July 2013 - 09:41 AM

refrigerant leak - sorry for the miscommunication - I was looking for water leaks.  I do not know if there is a refrigerant leak



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Posted 06 July 2013 - 09:45 AM

The lower part of the freezer is getting cooler.  The fridge is still warm.  There is no air flowing through the vent from the freezer to the fridge






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