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The amana side by side fridge is not cooling. I have turned

Customer Question

hello, the amana side by side fridge is not cooling. I have turned it off, allowed the compressor to cool off and cleaned all lint off. Motor is running, fan is running, just not blowing cold air into cabinet both sides? is this a repairable job, fridge is 17 years old today!
JA: Can you guesstimate how old your Amana is? And just to clarify, what's the exact model?
Customer: it came from my grandparents, ill see if I can read thenumbers, theyre sbit small for my eyes
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: its a sx522vw 588L No I dont want to work o it, just want to k ow if repairable before I BUY ANOTHER ONE I CANT AFFORD AT THE MOMENT..
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: THATS THE BEST i can offer you given the info i have here on fridge label
Submitted: 8 months ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Kelly replied 8 months ago.

Thanks for counting on us to help with your appliance problem. My name is ***** ***** I look forward to helping you!

Expert:  Kelly replied 8 months ago.

Can you hear a fan running in the freezer section?

Can you see any frost on the back wall inside the freezer?

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
No there is no frost development on back wall of freezer. Fan is running next to compressor
Expert:  Kelly replied 8 months ago.

Is the compressor running, warm and vibrating?

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Expert:  Kelly replied 8 months ago.

Can you remove the rear panel from inside the freezer to see what the frost pattern on the evaporator coil looks like?

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Thee is no frost it's warm
Expert:  Kelly replied 8 months ago.

And the compressor is for certain running?

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
It's buzzed when I turn the fridge back on
Expert:  Kelly replied 8 months ago.

If you leave it on, does the compressor start and run?

Customer: replied 8 months ago.
Beyond my ability now to continue. Not satisfied.
Expert:  Kelly replied 8 months ago.

Beyond telling if the compressor is running? Okay, good luck.