no cold air coming into refrigerator area, all frozen up

ApplianceAmana Refrigerator

Model

Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair30 - 60 mins

Age of Appliance1 - 4 years

Tools Pliers
Nutdriver
Screw drivers

mark From destin, FL

May 25, 2011

34 out of 44 people found this instruction helpful

first I looked into the refrigerator for blockage of air flow.
none found, I looked into the freezer area to see if fan was working ,it was, noticed ice built up on the outside of the metal cover letting me know it was not defrosting ,It was easier for myself to pull freezer door off , then the ice-maker,only three 1/4" hex head bolts,two 1/4" hex bolts only holding the metal cover . The quickest way to defrost was using a blow hair drier .once it was all defrosted I disconnected the defrost heater and using a volt/ohm meter,I ohm out the element,finding out I had no reading .The one thing I forgot to mention, unplug the frigertor first !!!

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

CLIP- EVAP

Part Number: PS1563827

$3.82
In Stock

Defrost Heater

Part Number: PS1842328

$43.71
In Stock