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Amana Refrigerator Freezer is Cold But Refrigerator is Warm

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The part(s) or condition(s) listed below for the symptom Refrigerator freezer is cold but refrigerator is warm are ordered from most likely to least likely to occur. Check or test each item, starting with the items at the top of the page.

Most Frequent Causes for Refrigerator freezer is cold but refrigerator is warm

Cause 1The Evaporator Coils are Frosted Over

The defrost heater assembly turns on a few times throughout the day to melt away any frost that may have accumulated on the evaporator coils. If the defrost heater assembly is defective, frost will continue to accumulate on the evaporator coils, and the coils will become plugged with frost. If the evaporator coils are frosted over, the airflow through the coils will be restricted, causing the refrigerator not to cool. Check the evaporator coils to determine if they are frosted over. If the evaporator coils are frosted over, test each component of the defrost system.

Cause 2Evaporator Fan Motor

The evaporator fan motor draws cold air over the evaporator coils and circulates it throughout the freezer. If the evaporator fan is not working, the freezer or refrigerator will not cool adequately. To determine if the evaporator fan motor is defective, try turning the fan blade by hand. If the fan blade does not turn freely, replace the fan motor. Additionally, if the motor is unusually noisy, replace it. Finally, if the motor does not run at all, use a multimeter to test the motor windings for continuity. If the windings do not have continuity, replace the evaporator fan motor..

Parts
Evaporator Fan Motor for your AmanaRefrigerator
Evaporator Fan Motor - Part # 221793 Mfg Part # R0151005

Evaporator fan motor kit, complete. For Top Mount Refrigerators.

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Cause 3Evaporator Fan Motor

The evaporator fan motor draws cold air over the evaporator coils and circulates it throughout the freezer. If the evaporator fan is not working, the freezer or refrigerator will not cool adequately. To determine if the evaporator fan motor is defective, try turning the fan blade by hand. If the fan blade does not turn freely, replace the fan motor. Additionally, if the motor is unusually noisy, replace it. Finally, if the motor does not run at all, use a multimeter to test the motor windings for continuity. If the windings do not have continuity, replace the evaporator fan motor..

Parts
Evaporator Fan Motor for your AmanaRefrigerator
Evaporator Fan Motor - Part # 792664 Mfg Part # 10654206

***Original evaporator fan motor No Longer Available see Related Items below.

Cause 4Damper Control Assembly

The air damper control opens and closes to let the proper amount of cold air into the refrigerator compartment. If the damper does not open properly, it won’t let enough cold air into the refrigerator. Check the damper control to determine if it is broken or stuck closed.

Parts
Damper Control Assembly for your AmanaRefrigerator
Damper Control Assembly - Part # 223353 Mfg Part # R0161050

Thermostatically controlled air damper assembly

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Cause 5Defrost Control Board

The defrost control board determines how often to run the defrost cycle. If the defrost control board fails, the refrigerator will not run the defrost cycle, and frost will continue to accumulate on the evaporator coils. If the evaporator coils are frosted over, the refrigerator will work harder to remove heat. As a result, the refrigerator may be too warm. If the defrost thermostat and defrost heater are working properly, the defrost control board is likely defective and will need to be replaced.

Parts
Defrost Control Board for your AmanaRefrigerator
Defrost Control Board - Part # 401456 Mfg Part # 12050505

Control board, adaptive defrost for bottom freezer models

Cause 6Defrost Thermostat

The defrost thermostat monitors the temperature of the evaporator coils. When the coils drop below a set temperature, the thermostat contacts close to allow power to flow to the defrost heater during the defrost cycle. In the defrost cycle, the defrost heater melts any frost that may have accumulated on the evaporator coils. If the defrost thermostat is defective, the thermostat contacts will not close. As a result, the thermostat won’t provide power to the defrost heater. To determine if the defrost thermostat is defective, use a multimeter to test it for continuity. If the defrost thermostat does not have continuity when it reaches the low temperature of its operating range, replace it.

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Parts
Defrost Thermostat for your AmanaRefrigerator
Defrost Thermostat - Part # 379484 Mfg Part # WP10442409
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