Freezer cold, refrigerator warm

ApplianceAmana Refrigerator

ModelBCI21VW

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair30 - 60 mins

Age of ApplianceMore than 10 years

Tools Nutdriver

Thomas From Whippany, NJ

Jun 15, 2012

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This a top refrigerator with a bottom freezer. Turned freezer temperature dial to the off position. After removing everything from the freezer compartment, remove the back panel hex screws (7) total. Removed panel. Placed large fan in the freezer compartment on high for about 40 minutes to sublimate all the ice on the freezer coils. Removed and replaced the defrost thermostat on the right side of the compartment, it is clipped onto the coils. Replaced back panel and screws. Turned freezer control back to previous setting. It's been working fine for weeks now. Old part was ruptured, apparently from overheating (internal contacts became too resistive) during a defrost cycle.

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Bimetal Defrost Thermostat - 6" Leads

Part Number: PS1997225

$20.84
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