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Old 07-21-2010, 08:35 AM
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Model Number: BCI20TW   Brand: Amana   Age: More than 10 years   

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My refrigerator (Amana BCI20TW) is having a problem with cooling. I cleaned the coils underneath and it was very dirty. Still didn't fix cooling. Checked the evaporative coils and at the very beginning of the coils it was solid frost. I couldn't even tell the thermostat was there because it was covered in ice/frost. I shut it down cleaned that all off and proceeded to watch what was happening in real time. Once I turn on the freezer I the fan starts blowing and I hear gurgling into the evaporative coils. Almost instantly the beginning of that coils starts to frost again around the thermostat. The gurgling continues for a few minutes, but the frost never goes further than the first 4 inches or so of that line. Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks for your time.


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Old 07-21-2010, 09:27 AM
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My refrigerator (Amana BCI20TW) is having a problem with cooling. I cleaned the coils underneath and it was very dirty. Still didn't fix cooling. Checked the evaporative coils and at the very beginning of the coils it was solid frost. I couldn't even tell the thermostat was there because it was covered in ice/frost. I shut it down cleaned that all off and proceeded to watch what was happening in real time. Once I turn on the freezer I the fan starts blowing and I hear gurgling into the evaporative coils. Almost instantly the beginning of that coils starts to frost again around the thermostat. The gurgling continues for a few minutes, but the frost never goes further than the first 4 inches or so of that line. Any help or suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks for your time.
Your complaint and description would indicate, to me, that you have a restriction in your sealed system.

This would be out of the relm of a "do it yourselfer". It will require special tools, meters and equipment.

I would have to reccomend you contact a servicer.
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I guess that would almost certainly mean that I should look at purchasing a new refrigerator? A local repair guy told me that anything outside of the typical stuff essentially means get a new one. That sound about right?
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I guess that would almost certainly mean that I should look at purchasing a new refrigerator? A local repair guy told me that anything outside of the typical stuff essentially means get a new one. That sound about right?
That would be up to you, and you may want to consider that option.Were it me I would do some comparison shopping, first. A sealed system repair could cost as little as $400.00-$500.00.
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