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ARB8057CB Amana Refrigerator is now having issues; not cooling

rcabrale

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Back in early 2020:

NEW issue. Recall I had issues with the freezer back icing up, so I replaced the thermostat timer and seal ... problem solved. Now my refrigerator section is cool kinda (about 43-45F) but condensation, ice is building up at the back vent. I cleared away any blocking but once a month or so, it starts to ice up (see image) and heat up. NOTE: I checked seals and there are no major gaps or tears. The fan in the freezer is spinning bc I can see it.... No ice buildup in the freezer... any thoughts?
 

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rickgburton

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Make sure the condensor coils are clean. Leave the machine plugged in and running. Remove the evaporator cover and take a picture of the frost pattern on the evaporator coils and post it here. Be sure to replace the cover when done.
 

rcabrale

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Thanks Rick, ill do that tomorrow morning. What will the pattern on the freezer evaporator coils tell us? I'm just curious to know.
 

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What will the pattern on the freezer evaporator coils tell us?

If you have a sealed system problem or defrost problem. I suspect you have a sealed system problem.
 

rcabrale

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If you have a sealed system problem or defrost problem. I suspect you have a sealed system problem.
Here you are, I hope this doesn't show a sealed system bc that will be expensive.
 

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rickgburton

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rcabrale

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I checked the heater, while taking images, bc i manually activated the timer to start.... it gets hot so can we assume it's good?... If yes, I will replace the timer and thermostat to be sure. Do you think that will fix things?

Also, to confirm we have no seal issues?
 
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rickgburton

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I will replace the timer and thermostat to be sure. Do you think that will fix things?
Yes, The thermostat is good. Just replace the timer.
 
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