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Amana Side by Side ARS9169as Will Not Cool

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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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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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No leak and the fan is running. 

 

When I manually turn the thermostat the fan stops.

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

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

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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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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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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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check to see if your water line is frozen.

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Water is coming out and it is cold

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

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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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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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