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I have an Amana refrigerator I bought used because we didn’t…

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I have an Amana...

I have an Amana refrigerator I bought used because we didn’t have one when we moved into this apartment a few months ago. It seem that the refrigerator isn’t getting as cool as it was even a week ago. I checked the door seal & adjusted the temp inside but still no luck. The freezer seems to be working. Do you think it is the condenser coils. If so are they hard to clean?

Contractor's Assistant: Can you guesstimate how old your Amana is? And just to clarify, what's the exact model?

Arb8057csl

Contractor's Assistant: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?

If it is possible to do I will.

Contractor's Assistant: Anything else we should know to help you best?

Not that I can think of. The water filter was acting up when I first got it, but it seems to be working fine now

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Appliance Technician: Kelly, Appliance Technician replied 19 days ago
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Customer reply replied 19 days ago
Hi
Appliance Technician: Kelly, Appliance Technician replied 19 days ago
  1. Can you hear a fan running in the freezer section?
  2. Can you see any frost on the back wall inside the freezer?
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Customer reply replied 19 days ago
to fan.
Customer reply replied 19 days ago
Let me look
Customer reply replied 19 days ago
No crazy built yp
Customer reply replied 19 days ago
Did I lose you?
Customer reply replied 19 days ago
The freezer looks and sounds fine.
Appliance Technician: Kelly, Appliance Technician replied 19 days ago

Sorry for the delay, I have several questions going.

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Appliance Technician: Kelly, Appliance Technician replied 19 days ago

So, no frost and fan is running, yet fresh food is too warm. There is only one other thing that will cause that. Please allow me a few minutes to prepare.

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Customer reply replied 19 days ago
Ok. Was just making sure I didn’t lose you. I pulled the fridge out now as well. I’ll wai.
Appliance Technician: Kelly, Appliance Technician replied 19 days ago

What is the control at the top set at, in the refrigerator?

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Customer reply replied 19 days ago
We noticed it because our beverages were as cold.
Customer reply replied 19 days ago
The coldest
Customer reply replied 19 days ago
We’re not as cold
Appliance Technician: Kelly, Appliance Technician replied 19 days ago

See number 16 at the link below. If you place your hand in front of that part, do you feel cold air blowing out?

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  1. Any change if you open the freezer door?
  2. Any change if you adjust the control knob to the lowest setting?
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Customer reply replied 19 days ago
Not really
Customer reply replied 19 days ago
The freezer seem to be working. Everything is still frozen. It just seems like the fridge isn’t getting cold air up to it.
Appliance Technician: Kelly, Appliance Technician replied 19 days ago

If you use a flashlight to shine a light to the number 18 damper behind that cover, do you see the little door opening and closing as you adjust the knob?

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Customer reply replied 19 days ago
But to be honest the freezer might not be working to it’s potential either because two weeks ago I would take ice cream out and it would be like a rock. Now it’s not.
Customer reply replied 19 days ago
^checking now
Appliance Technician: Kelly, Appliance Technician replied 19 days ago

Thank you.

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Customer reply replied 19 days ago
I just literally crawled into the fridge trying to look back there with a flash light. I can’t see anything. Is there any other way to get the cover off
Customer reply replied 19 days ago
Oh as adjust knob
Customer reply replied 19 days ago
Retrying
Appliance Technician: Kelly, Appliance Technician replied 19 days ago

Yes, turn the knob and see if the door moves.

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Customer reply replied 19 days ago
it moves
Customer reply replied 19 days ago
It definitely is cooling a little bit. Things aren’t spoiling yet.
Appliance Technician: Kelly, Appliance Technician replied 19 days ago

Okay, is the area between the two compartments where the doors meet very warm?

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Customer reply replied 19 days ago
No
Customer reply replied 19 days ago
Actually the bottom drawer is always the coldest part of the fridge
Appliance Technician: Kelly, Appliance Technician replied 19 days ago

Okay, so from here you will need to remove the panel from the back of the freezer (inside) to expose the evaporator coil. We need to see if it is frozen up with frost or only frosted in a small area.

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Customer reply replied 19 days ago
before this began to happen it was so cold it would’ve I put it in there freeze me
Appliance Technician: Kelly, Appliance Technician replied 19 days ago

Okay, so from here you will need to remove the panel from the back of the freezer (inside) to expose the evaporator coil. We need to see if it is frozen up with frost or only frosted in a small area.

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Customer reply replied 19 days ago
From the inside of the freezer
Customer reply replied 19 days ago
^if I were to put meat in there it would freeze it.
Customer reply replied 19 days ago
I think I do that from the back of the freezer. Let me know.
Appliance Technician: Kelly, Appliance Technician replied 19 days ago

Yes, the very back wall will need to come off. The alternative is to open the doors for 24 hours with it unplugged to see if it improves.

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Appliance Technician: Kelly, Appliance Technician replied 19 days ago

From inside the freezer, the contents need to come out.

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Customer reply replied 19 days ago
Ok.
Customer reply replied 19 days ago
Standby I’ll msg if or when I get this to happen. Lol
Appliance Technician: Kelly, Appliance Technician replied 19 days ago

It will take a bit, keep me posted.

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Customer reply replied 19 days ago
Maybe it’s because I have the door open but I was wrong. The bottom part does have frost on it.
Customer reply replied 19 days ago
It looks like the side arms of the bottom drawer need to come off
Customer reply replied 19 days ago
or not. Do I remove just those bolts? I see four
Appliance Technician: Kelly, Appliance Technician replied 19 days ago

Oh, yeah, you have a defrost issue. All of the drawer and freezer needs to come out. It may be easier to unplug for 24 hours....

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Appliance Technician: Kelly, Appliance Technician replied 19 days ago

Once it thaws out, cooling will restore. If you are going to remove that rear panel, let me know and I can show you one part we can check once it is out.

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Customer reply replied 19 days ago
I’m attempting to remove it now
Appliance Technician: Kelly, Appliance Technician replied 19 days ago

Thank you.

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Customer reply replied 19 days ago
Oh the door too. You’re right. I guess I will get a cooler and unplug it for 24 hours. Than what?
Appliance Technician: Kelly, Appliance Technician replied 19 days ago

After thawing, I would replace the defrost timer, number 12 in that diagram up by the control.

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