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Amana ARS2665AW PARS2665AW0 freezer not cold enough, fridge side fine

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Our Amana side-by-side fridge isn't getting cold enough on the freezer side.  It's at about 25 degrees at the maximum setting, which leaves the ice cream very soft.  The refrigerator side is fine -- maybe just a few degrees warmer than it should be, but we don't have the adjustment set to maximum.  We've vacuumed and blown out the dust on the coils underneath the fridge.  I haven't tried opening the back cover inside the freezer yet because we have a fair amount of food in there, and would like to avoid doing that until we have to.  I've monitored the red knob on the defrost timer that's behind the grille at the bottom front of the fridge (on the left side), and it does seem to be advancing slowly.  Does this sound like a defrost thermostat failure?  If so, what's the part number for that on our Amana  ARS2665AW PARS2665AW0 ?  Thanks!

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You will need to empty the food out of the freezer compartment, remove the back panel and take a picture of the evaporator coil, because it does sound like you have a sealed system problem. If it was a defrost problem, you would not have ANY cooling in the refrigerator side.

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OK.  We'll have to figure out how to temporarily store the frozen food.  How do I post a photo on this forum? 

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Upload the photo to an online photo host like Picassa and then post the link here.

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What are your temps now?  If warmer and you have no frost build up, check to make sure your compressor running?

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I haven't had a chance to pull off the back cover in the freezer yet, but the freezer temp is about 24 degrees, and the fridge is about 45 degrees. 

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Frost pattern should tell the tale.  Age of unit and current temps leans toward inefficient compressor,

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Ok, I removed the back cover in the freezer to get a view of the coils, and they looked pretty clean except for some frost at the top.  The freezer has been running, but not getting below 20 degrees F.  Photos of the coils are posted here... not sure if everyone can see them, but there's not much to see since the coils look pretty clean (bare metal on almost the entire length).

 

https://plus.google.com/photos/111460808951790157037/albums/5930332402298701489/5930332422965605746?pid=5930332422965605746&oid=111460808951790157037

 

https://plus.google.com/photos/111460808951790157037/albums/5930332402298701489/5930332849519393250?pid=5930332849519393250&oid=111460808951790157037

 

Since the fridge is about 13 years old, is a repair worthwhile, or is it time to blow $1000+ on a new fridge?  (This is a large side-by-side, 25.8 cu. ft.)

 

Thanks.

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:boohoo:

time to go shopping

Looks like a sealed system leak ..

Frost pattern should be evenly frosted

 

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