Question about Amana ASD2622HRQ Side by Side Refrigerator

1 Answer

My side by side fridge is not cooling at all. The fan is barely blowing out cool air. It started with the freezer yesterday and now the fridge is doing the same. I tried by turning the temp dial all the way to 7-no change in cooling. I've vacuumed both the coils underneath and the vent in the back. Help- this stupid fridge is not but 6 yrs old!!??? Thanks!

Posted by on

Ad

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    Superstar:

    An expert that got 20 achievements.

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

  • Amana Master
  • 3,333 Answers

Hello Racinfrogs,

You are most likely looking at a serious FROST blockage...

FIRST thing to check... YOUR DEFROST pan...

If dry... you have found your TROUBLE..

A serious FROST
blockage can be caused by SEVERAL
air intrusion issues... Ice cube stuck: holding chute door open... or a pizza box holding any door ajar... Perhaps even a failed (or poorly aligned) DOOR GASKET...

(all these will be burdening your defrost pan: lots of water)

FINALLY... and very common
A DEFROST CIRCUIT FAILURE.
(this will be manifested by a DRY defrost pan)

Easiest... Part to check & change

Your REFRIGERATOR has a defrost timer...
Check here for replacement part (wp67001036)
and INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEO...
http://www.appliancepartspros.com/whirlpool-timer-defrost-wp67001036-ap6010261.html

In addition to their instructions.. I always SUGGEST
you should take pictures and notes of what COLOR
wire goes where... BEFORE getting in trouble...!!

There are only 2 (two) other parts to the defrost circuit...
EASY once you understand...
- Thermal switch to keep defrost temperature v-low
- heater element (ungoverned can ruin food/plastic).

Hope this helps... ELSE comment me
back BEFORE getting in trouble.

Pricewise (using part number) also check eBay
Genuine Amana Whirlpool Defrost Timer 67001036 WP67001036 PS2063117 eBay

Carnac the Magnificent

Posted on Sep 21, 2017

Ad

6 Suggested Answers

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE:

Hi there,
Save hours of searching online or wasting money on unnecessary repairs by talking to a 6YA Expert who can help you resolve this issue over the phone in a minute or two.

Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.

Here's a link to this great service

Good luck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad
fridgetech
  • 473 Answers

SOURCE: refrigerator compartment not cooling

If you are sure the fan in the freezer is running and you don't feel any air flow out of the top middle vent inside the fridge section, then the damper motor must be bad. The damper motor is behind that vent cover inside the fridge section.

Posted on Nov 16, 2007

  • 212 Answers

SOURCE: Amana 'side by side not freezing slightly cool

sounds like you have a restriction in your filter drier. or you could be low on freon. both sealed system issues. you need an appliance tech to check your cooling system

Posted on Jun 21, 2009

  • 157 Answers

SOURCE: KitchenAid top-mount refrigerator/freezer

Defrost coils freezing up, possibly a bad defrost timer. Usually a $10 to $15 part.

Posted on Sep 22, 2009

  • 3289 Answers

SOURCE: Fridge not cooling...

This sounds like a problem with the defrost circuit. It is likely that the evaporator coil is clogged with ice due to the defrost heater not functioning. This can be caused by a failure of any one or more of the following components:

1) Defrost timer. Defrost timer may be "stuck" - failing to advance from a cooling cycle to a defrost cycle. May be found in the toe space of many fridges, but not all.

2) Defrost terminator. This is a thermal sensor that is secured to the refrigerant line close to the evaporator coil in / behind the freezer compartment. If this component fails to detect a rising temperature, it never allows the fridge to return to the cooling mode again.

3) Defroster Heating coil. This is a simple, relatively low wattage heater secured to or near the evaporator coil. It is powered through the defrost timer and shut off by the defrost terminator. If the coil is burned out or otherwise "open", it will not heat to melt ice buildup on the evaporator coil.

4) Fan. The fan is located near the evaporator coil. if the fan is unable move air from the freezer to the fridge, the compressor runs endlessly because cold air is not blown into the fridge compartment - where the thermostat is detecting a high temperature.

5) Condenser coil. If the condenser has a "furry jacket" it's long overdue for a cleaning. Gently vacuum lint / dust / dirt collected on the coil to increase efficiency. This is probably not the problem - but it probably needs to be done anyway.

Most of these steps will require hand tools, schematics (specific to your model), electrical test equipment, etc. Be careful to not use sharp instruments that may puncture refrigerant lines or electrical insulation. Allow the ice to defrost with the fridge powered off with the freezer door opened, and a pot of hot water inside, hair dryer directed at the coil, etc. Access to the evaporator coil is usually from the freezer compartment (back wall) and will require removal of any ice maker installed.

Posted on Oct 26, 2009

Testimonial: "sorry, no fan in freezer... so only 2 "

heatman101
  • 43501 Answers

SOURCE: The freezer is not freezing, there may be a little

Hi,

As the weather is getting warmer for many people their freezer and/or refrigerator do not work right because of a dirty condenser coil...there are also many other things that can go wrong. If you are hearing a clicking or buzzing then check out the last two tips.


If your refrigerator is running but warm, then…


Check out this tip that I wrote about that... it is a great place to start trouble shooting your unit...and something that you can do rather then calling a repair person to do a simple thing for you...

Refrigerator Condenser Coil Cleaning Refrigerator Repair
http://www.fixya.com/support/r4024657-refrigerator_condenser_coil_cleaning

Refrigerator Troubleshooting Refrigerator Compressor
http://www.fixya.com/support/r3885294-refrigerator_troubleshooting

Refrigerator Compressor Start Capacitor and Start Relay
http://www.fixya.com/support/r4023749-refrigerator_compressor_start_capacitor

heatman101

Posted on Aug 17, 2010

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Hot point Manufactured by GE MD# HSS25GFPE WW Not Cooling Fridge or Freezer.


Is compressor (black canister)running? It should be very warm if it is. If not, motherboard is most likely bad.

Oct 20, 2017 | Hotpoint HSS25GFP Side by Side...

1 Answer

Fridge section not cooling enough but freezer OK


Is the fan blowing in the freezer section? Also, check to see if you have airflow thru the damper (vent) in the frig section.

Mar 31, 2012 | GE GSL25JFPBS Side by Side Refrigerator

1 Answer

Whirpool wgi fridge freezer, fridge not cooling?


Most frideges get all their cooling from the freezer. There will be a fan and duct in the back of the freezer that pushes cold air down into the fridge. If the duct is blocked with ice or the fan motor has quit. Your freezer will work fine but the fridge will barely cool at all. Check that the fan runs when the compressor is running, ( turn both temp knobs to the highest cooling and leave door open until comp. comes on). If the fan runs your duct is plugged. If not you need a new " Freezer Fan Motor". Most are simple to replace and cost around $100.00.

Jan 01, 2012 | Whirlpool Refrigerators

2 Answers

My refrigerator side isn't cooling the freezer is fine on my GE Monogram Model zisb42dca


Possible faulty freezer fan motor. Dirty condenser. Faulty control board.

Feb 23, 2011 | GE Refrigerators

1 Answer

Frig side does not cool. freezer side cools


The fridge gets its cold air from the freezer through a vent(damper) between the freezer and fridge.The fan in the freezer blows air through it. Make sure this fan is running. You may have to hold the door switch in for it to run. There is a flap you adjust with the fridge temp. control. Make sure it's opening and closing when you adjust the fridge temp.
The problem could be the electronic control if you have one or the mechanical linkages.

Apr 16, 2010 | GE GSS25KGMBB / GSS25KGMWW / GSS25KGMCC...

1 Answer

Side by side fan in back doesn't


A temporary solution for this, is to use a fan to blow some air to the back of the unit. Looks like -as you already figured- the condenser fan is broken. If your fridge starts cooling with the external fan, you may have keep it working on this way until it is fixed.

If you had previous service in your appliance, perhaps the tech guy forgot to plug the fan connecto to the power.

Aug 30, 2009 | Hotpoint Refrigerators

1 Answer

Side by side Magic Chef refrigerator. Freezer


The fridge gets its cold air from the freezer through a vent between the freezer and fridge.The fan in the freezer blows air through it. There is a flap you adjust with the fridge temp. control. Make sure it's opening and closing when you adjust the fridge temp ..

Could also be begining of a defrost problem.

Jun 14, 2009 | Magic Chef CTB1821AR Top Freezer...

2 Answers

Refrigerator compartment cools correctly for a few days then no longer receives cold air from freezer. The freezer continues to operate and gets much colder than it should.


does your fan blow? freezers have a fan that pushes cold air to the fridge side if fan is bad freezer will run extremely cold and fridge won't cool down and since frige won't cool down thermostat in fridge doesn't tell compressor to stop

Feb 26, 2009 | Refrigerators

2 Answers

Motor runs, freezer defrosting and fridge won't cool


If you have frozen coil at the back of the freezer section, then the defrost thermostat is usually failing. Allow the fridge to defrost completely overnight. If the fridge restarts cooling immediately after defrost, then the problem was the defrost system. In that case the fridge will stop cooling again in a couple of days, as soon as the evaporator coils restart freezing and the condenser goes under stress with the whole cooling system loosing efficiency.

Nov 25, 2008 | Jenn-Air JCD2389G Side by Side...

1 Answer

Fridge not keeping food cold.


When you open door to freezer do you hear a fan inside that compartment blowing? If you don't the fan motor is shot and will need to be replaced.

Nov 24, 2008 | Jenn-Air JCD2389G Side by Side...

Not finding what you are looking for?
Amana ASD2622HRQ Side by Side Refrigerator Logo

Related Topics:

78 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Amana Refrigerators Experts

Steve Allison
Steve Allison

Level 3 Expert

5569 Answers

Thomas F. Schneider

Level 3 Expert

2715 Answers

Marvin
Marvin

Level 3 Expert

85160 Answers

Are you an Amana Refrigerator Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...