I want to turn this into a upright refrigerator. Is there a problem with this and if not, what kind of refrigerator thermostat shall I order?
Answer Hello Alvin,
The part number for a 17 cubic foot refrigerator temperature control is 5303200810, but you will encounter temperature problems since the temperature probe from this part will need to be located at the top of the refrigerated section. This is called re-engineering the product and we cannot guarantee that modifications will or will not work properly.
Freezer seems fine (below 0), fridge not cold enough - 40-41 degrees at the middle setting, Only gets down to ~38 at coldest setting. I replaced this cold control but it didn't make any difference. All the defrost parts seem to be working fine (no frost buildup in back) and when the fridge is cooling I can feel a pretty good stream of cold air coming into the fridge through the damper. Any ideas?
Answer Dale, Check and make sure there is no debris or ice, blocking the air return tunnels in the rear corners of the refrigerator floor, this will disrupt the air flow. Also make sure the refrigerator interior light is going out when the door is closed. Then you'll want to remove the damper control cover and check the damper door R0161049, make sure it is not jammed, make sure the hinges or spring have not broke loose from the housing, and the door opens and closes properly.
Amana bottom freezer . . . freezer at 20 degrees/frig at 40 with control at coldest setting. Ice cream turns to liquid in freezer. You can hear the defroster work when drops hit the heater. Door seals are good. Fans appear to be working okay. What do you think is wrong???
Answer Hello Roy. Make sure the light goes off when the door is closed. Look for leaking around the door gasket. If all is good, check for a full frost pattern on the evaporator coils in the freezer. If only part of them is frosted, you have a sealed system issue and need an HVAC tech. Also make sure the condenser coils are clean, and the condenser fan is working properly.
the freezer is working fine but the refrigerator compartment is not. Have turned the temp to coldest setting with no change. This just happened over the last 2 days. It is a Kenmore 59672842101
Based on the information, you will want to check to see if the fan in the freezer is running and check for frost on the back wall of the freezer compartment. If the fan motor is not running then you will want to make sure that there is 120 vac getting to the fan. If there is then you would need to replace the fan motor [12013211Q]. If the fan is operational then check for frost on the rear wall of the freezer. If there is frost or no frost then pull the rear cover of the freezer and check for impacted evaporator coils. If the coils are impacted then you would need to check the defrost heater and defrost thermostat which should read continuity when cold. If either does not then replace that part. If they both check ok then you would need to replace the defrost timer. 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
What does the damper control actually do? Would that cause the fridge to freeze things ?
The damper control opens and closes according to the temperature in the refrigerator compartment. With things freezing then the damper control would be the most likely culprit.
My refigerator amana model BR18V1W, My refrigerator, from the first moment it has not stopped working, only it does it in the cycle of defrost, for what the compressor It was damage. The technician was change the compressor and he said to me that the thermostat does not serve. Now, after a lot of time, I is the well-read one in the matter and realize that the thermostat was coming uncalibrated from factory. The refrigerator I buys it newly. Now I have empezad when the screws of the thermostat move and now, the engine stops every certain time. Now, I need to know to that temperature must stop this thermostat and all that is the correct time that must remain extinguished before restarting the march. If it is possible that i send you my thermostat in order that you calibrate it?
Please answer to me, What I pay for the electrical consumption is too much.
Mi refrigerador, desde el primer momento no ha parado de trabajar, solamente lo hace en el ciclo de deshielo, por lo que el compresor se daño. El técnico cambio el compresor y me dijo que el termostato no sirve. Ahora, despues de mucho tiempo, yo he leido al respecto y me doy cuenta de que el termostato venía descalibrado de fabrica. El refrigerador lo compre nuevo. AHora he empezad a mover los tornillos del termostato y ahora si para el motor cada determinado tiempo. Ahora necesito saber a que temperatura debe parar ese termostato y cuanto es el tiempo correcto que debe permanecer apagado antes de reiniciar la marcha. ¿Si es posible enviarles mi termostato para que me lo calibren? Lo que pago por el consumo eléctrico es demasiado.
Answer Alexxxo, Sorry, but we are not equipped to calibrate your cold control, the manufacturer and APP,reccomends to replace the control C8946703. Being an older refrigerator, the control could be out of calibration, but there are several things you need to check firt. Make sure both doors close and seal properly, The air flow is proper(nothing against the walls, or hanging over the shelves, the compartments are not overloaded, etc. Then check the food product temperature with an accurate cook's thermometer (fresh food temp. should be 37 to 40 dgrs. F / freezer food temp. should be 0 to 5 dgrs.F.) and adjust the controls accordingly one(1) setting at a time every 24 hours, until the temperature is achieved. As for compressor run time, that is a product of several conditions, room temperature, product temperature, load size and door openings etc. But, the defrost cycle should occurr after 18 hours of accumulated compressor run time(approximately every24 to 30 hours in real time). Thanks and Good Luck