Last week, I did a thorough job of defrosting my Amana ESR14C P73953-6W refrigerator and since have been not been able to get the refrigerator temperature below 50F. Overnight a glass of water only chills to 50F. The freezer
tends to run between 0-20F. It doesn't seem to matter where the humidity switch is set. I am not sure if the problem started with the defrosting or was already present and I just did not notice it.
The door gasket seems intact. The compressor seems to cycle on and off in a normal manner. I have tried various settings of the temperature control knob without apparently affecting the temperature of the refrigerator although I have not done extensive testing to verify this fact. The condenser/pre-cooler seems reasonably clean with the plastic drain pan lying on it.
Is 50F the best that I can achieve with this refrigerator?
Does this sound like a temperature controller problem to you?
How is the thermostat capillary tube connected to the evaporator assembly or held in place behind the evaporator?
Can the evaporator assembly be rotated out of the way to gain access to where the temperature control tube terminates after removing the 7 screws in the evaporator assembly or will I break the freon lines?
Before replacing the temperature control, should I temporarily short out the temperature control to see if I can drive the temperature lower. As it is, the compressor does not stay on more than a couple of minutes and doesn't seem to be working very hard.
To replace the temperature control, I need part number C3615015 according to Sears and C3615020 according to another parts supplier. I can buy a C3615018 or a C3615024 on eBay. No new units are available. Do you have any idea if either of these can be used as substitutes if you agree that I need a new temperature controller? I can do some adapting. I have a soldering iron and a band saw and am reasonably handy if I have to modify something.
Thank you very much.