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    Thumbs down Side by Side Amana not working

    Model Number: SRD20S4W
    Brand: Amana

    I have a side by side Amana that just stopped working. Both the freezer and refrigerator are not getting cold I have cleaned off the all the the coils and it still does not work. The compressor is warm to the touch and seems to vibrating and the fan is working. I also noticed frost on a vent in the lower part of the freezer. Could this be the compressor or the relay to turn it on or something else ? I have read about the class action suite on compressors could this be one ? Any help would be great .

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    Pat


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    You cleaned the condenser coils underneath your refrigerator?

    Take the back panel off from inside your freezer and see what the frost pattern is on the evaporator coils.

    Normal would be a thin layer of frost on ALL the coils.

    Also make sure your evaporator fan is running, it sits above the evaporator coils.

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    Yes I did clean the coil, the fan is working,and frost ob any of the coils under it. The compreesor is warm to the touch but is not vibrating.

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    Did you Take the back panel off from inside your freezer and see what the frost pattern is on the evaporator coils?

    The coils underneath your refrigerator are the condenser coils, they won't have frost, only the evaporator coils behind the back panel in your freezer will and should.

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    The evaporator coils do have frost on them on the upper section. The frost flakes off when touched. There is also some ice built on it as well. Freezer seem a little cold. Hope this info helps.



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    Pat

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    The evaporator coils do have frost on them on the upper section.
    Just the upper section Pat?

    Then thats the problem, ALL the entire coils should have just a thin layer of frost on them.

    Sounds like your compressor is worn out.

    Time to go refrigerator shopping.

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    Yes, just the upper section has frost on it. What would it ball park to replace a compressor. I take it should just replace it since it's 12 or so years old ?

    Thanks for all your help. Do you have a brand you would suggest.
    Pat


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    Its about $400-$500 to have the compressor replaced, yes its best to save the repair money for a new refrigerator since its 12 years old.

    I'd suggest Kenmore(model# starting with 106) or Whirlpool, or Maytag.

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