Either defrost heater is bad, defrost t-stat or the defrost control. Usually the t-stat is the first problem which is connected to the evaporator coils with one lead going to the heater. Hope this helps. Rick
You are correct about a failure in the defrost circuit. It could be the heater, the thermostat, or the timer. To pinpoint the problem, you will need to get a voltmeter and check for voltage at various components in the refrigerator. Download a schematic from the Amana web site to help you do this quicker. You can buy replacement parts at a variety of appliance parts stores and internet sites. Reply to this posting if you require additional assistance.
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Hi, i have a Hotpoint FFA61 Frost Free Fridge/Freezer.
Recently the freezer has dropped temperature and the freezer temperature too high warning light is constantly on.
The fridge seems to be working fine.
I have removed the back panel from inside the freezer, to reveal the fan and ice coils, and there doesn't appear to be any ice build up at all.
The compressor gets very hot to touch, but runs, is this normal for a compressor to be hot, very hot?
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Hi and welcom to FixYa. I am Kelly. \015\012\015\012I did come parts checking on your unit and realy did not find the exact drain tube routing or part number. However... If you look at this link: (Item 7) \015\012\015\012 ...
We have a side by side maytag plus refridgerator freezer that has frost on and behind the back panel of the inside of the freezer. Everyting started to thaw. This happened to us before and we were told that there wasnt proper circulation in the freeze. We have thrown everything away and emptied both fridge and freezer but I can't remember how the problem was corrected. Can we just unplug the appliance and wait for it to thaw and dry out and start all over again?
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