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.