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Amana BX21TW Fridge now drawing cool air unless freezer door open

MykS

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Joined
Sep 5, 2019
Messages
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Location
Milton, Ontario
Model Number
BX21TW
Brand
Amana
Age
6-10 years
My fridge stopped isn't cooling however the freezer seems to be working fine. I do feel cool air circulating into the fridge if I crack open the freezer door. As soon as it closes the airflow stops.

Steps I have taken thus far in order

Checked freezer fan (working fine)
Checked fridge damper (right now is it stuck open)
Cleaned condensing fan at back and coil underneath unit (Front of coil was pretty dirty and covered in dog hair)

Freezer is currently off to see if there is ice built up in the return air duck that we can't see. Will give it a few hours and then try to restart it.

Any other suggestions if this last step doesn't work?
 

Dan O.

Appliance Tech
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Location
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MykS said:
Freezer is currently off to see if there is ice built up in the return air duck that we can't see.
I think that is fairly unlikely.

A defrost issue is a more likely cause for your symptoms (see the following link). I would have suggested someone inspect the evaporator coil in the freezer for frosting before turning it off. After defrosting, evidence of frosting and testing conditions for the defrost limit switch will be reduced.

LINK > My frost free refrigerator is not cooling properly. What might be the problem?

Dan O.
 
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