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Amana ARB2117BW freezer cooling but not freezing

Kupono

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Location
HI - Hawaii
Model Number
ARB2117BW
Brand
Amana
Age
6-10 years
Thermostat is turned up all the way. I cycled the defrost timer. Everything seems to be running. Condenser fan and compressor are running. No sign of frosted coils. Coils aren't horribly dirty.
 

Jake

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Take a photo of your evaporator coil in the freezer and upload it here, so we can see the frost pattern on it.

Look at these photos below, the very bottom one is normal:

Frost Patterns.jpg


Jake
 

Kupono

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Condenser fan is working.
 

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Jake

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Yes, you have a sealed system problem, see how it looks like the photo I posted above at the top right side?

The sealed system consists of the compressor, condenser, evaporator, heat exchanger, filter/drier and refrigerant. Common problems with a sealed system are bad compressors, refrigerant leaks, and system restrictions. Sealed system repair costs will often exceed the machines value.

Jake
 

Jake

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Yes, time to go refrigerator shopping.

We recommend Whirlpool, KitchenAid, Maytag, and Amana.

Jake
 
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