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.