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AMANA REFRIGERATOR BOTTOM FREEZER DOES NOT FREEZE

by Manage My Life Last activity date:
September 13th, 2010

All items in freezer are not frozen, just a bit cold. I can feel the cold air coming out of the freezer vent in the back, but the freezer doesn't get to a really cold temperature. Refrigerator section seem to be not as cold as well.

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Thanks all for the information. I had a technician over and indeed it was the starting relay that was bad. replacing it solved the problem. it was quick and inexpensive to replace.
I learned a lot from this experience. Thanks!!!
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September 13th, 2010
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The refrigerator might have gone into a defrost cycle just as you disconnected the power. Leave the refrigerator plugged in and turned on for 30 minutes. The timer should time out in around 25 minutes and turn the compressor and fans on.

The clicking sound you were hearing when the compressor was not running is probably the compressor overload cutting off. If this continues the starting relay and overload might be bad. It can also be caused by a bad compressor. I suggest you go to [searshomeservices.com] and schedule service to get a Sears technician to repair the problem.
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September 11th, 2010
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Thanks for the response. Model: Amana ARB2557CSR, about 7 years old. I emptied out the freezer and the fridge (since it stopped cooling too after a while). At that point the fan was working constantly but the compressor didn't at all. I heard occasional clicks but no motor sound. I disconnected the power to let the fridge "rest" and allow any frost to thaw. I vacuumed all around and below the refrigerator. It's been turned off for over 20 hours and I didn't see any signs of water on the floor or inside the freezer. I connected the power back - and... nothing at all. no fan and no compressor sound. only the lights are on when opening the door so I know electricity is OK. I tried turning the cooling level up and down, but it didn't mater. Thanks.
by Manage My Life
September 10th, 2010
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Without a model number I can only give you general information on your refrigerator.

The most likely cause of the freezer to stop freezing is the evaporator coil frosting over.

Remove the food from the freezer and see if the evaporator coil is frosted over. You can turn the refrigerator off and melt the frost with a hairdryer.

Do not use a sharp object to remove any frost or ice. The evaporator coil is made from aluminum and is easy to puncture.



If the freezer and refrigerator cool properly after defrosting you should schedule service at

searshomeservices.com

and get a Sears tech to repair the defrost system of the refrigerator.
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September 10th, 2010
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It can be a real concern when the fridge and freezer stop cooling. It sounds like you may have some time before the food spoils. A suggestion I have to help the expert provide a better answer is to add the model number to this thread. While you wait for that answer, I did find some other information on two appliance web sites that may get you started in the right direction. I attached the links below. Hope this helps!
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September 9th, 2010
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