Check defrost heater and it shows good. Freezer coils continue to freeze up.
Answer Hello Dana. Check the thermostat and the main board on the unit. They can cause the issue you are having with the unit. You can test this with a multi-meter TJMA-DMT3. Here is a link on how to use a multi-meter. http://forum.appliancepartspros.com/oven-repair-including-ranges-cooktops/4810-how-check-continuity-ohmmeter.html
My freezer seems to be working fine, but the refrigerator will not cool below 64 degrees. Both settings are on 5. Is it probably the defrost heater?
Answer Hello Frank. If there is frost on the back wall inside the freezer, you will need to test the defrost heater and the defrost thermostat. They should read closed for continuity when cold. You can test this with a multi-meter TJMA-DMT3. I will include a link at the end to assist you how to use the multi-meter if needed. If both parts are good, you will need to replace the defrost timer. Once the problem is repaired, you will need to thaw out the ice on the coils before the unit will operate properly. http://forum.appliancepartspros.com/oven-repair-including-ranges-cooktops/4810-how-check-continuity-ohmmeter.html
I have a side by side refrigerator and the freezer is frosting up, but the refrigerator side is hardly cooling. I have most of it apart & it is running but seems to have a hard time starting up? Any ideas and what I can do to get it back to normal?
Answer Hello Harvey,
This is a defrost issue. Realize that the fresh food side gets its' cool air from the freezer side. When the coils do not defrost, the air flow to the fresh food side is restricted so the fresh food side warms up. Fixing the defrost issue will correct the fresh food cooling issue. The most common failure on the Amana side-by-side units is the defrost thermostat (AP4247331) failing due to moisture getting inside it. This is located behind the rear freezer wall so you will have to unload the unit and shelves to remove the rear wall. The defrost thermostat is mounted to the top of the evaporator coils. You will need to defrost the unit completely with a hair dryer to restore normal operation.
I needed some one to help me replace my defrost heater kit.
To replace the heater assembly WR51X10101, you will need to take the shelving out of the freezer and remove the rear cover of the freezer compartment. Once the cover is removed, exposing the evaporator, there will be 2 screws holding the heater in place. Remove the screw and slide out the heater. Install the new heater, one of the wires will be rerouted to the opposite side and connect to the heater.