My Amana side by side Refrigerator thermostat may need replacement. The unit works, but stays on too long, sometimes for more than an hour. This occurs even at the lowest setting. The door seals are all ok, and the compressor seems to work fine. Do you think the thermostat is the problem?
Answer Hello Perry,
The thermostat could be sticking since this is a fairly common problem with all thermostats but before you buy any parts you should clean the condenser coils. If they are dirty, the sealed system has a hard time dissipating the heat removed from the inside of the unit. The condenser fan blade should be cleaned also since lint and dust tends to accumulate on the leading edge of the blade.
The freezer is blowing cold but there is no cold coming into the fridge side?
You will want to pull the cover off of the control area in the refrigerator compartment and check to see if the damper assembly 12571701 is open. If not then you have a bad damper and it will need to be replaced. You will also want to check for frost build up on the rear wall of the freezer compartment. If there is frost build up then you will need to check the thermostat 67004757 and the heater 67004948 for continuity. If they don't have continuity then you will need to replaced that part. If there is continuity then you will need to replace the defrost control 67004704.
Frig not cooling or freezing. I unpluged it for several days and Repluged to wall outlet and cooled and froze for about 14hrs?????.
Compressor/coolent or ??? MAYTAG SIDE BY SIDE
Answer Javier, It sounds more like a defrost issue, not a compressor or coolant problem. You'll want to force the ADC board into a test mode and check the heater and thermostat for operation. We'll send you some information that should be helpful.