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The freezer on my Amana ARB1917CB keeps frosting over; the fridge no longer cools. The advice given on most forums for this siutation is to "test the defrost timer by turning the screw with a screwdriver," etc. etc. (generally the same piece of advice cut-and-pasted into any number of forums), but with no indication of how to access this defrost timer on the ARB1917, or how exactly you're supposed to monkey with it while the fridge is on if you have to disassemble the fridge to get to the danged thing. I'd like to know EXACTLY where the defrost timer is an an Amana ARB1917 bottom-freezer fridge. Solutions like "it might be in the freezer behind a cover plate, or behind the front kickplate, or in the top of the refrigerator, or part of the compressor assembly" are of no real help.

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Exploded parts diagram for your fridge:

http://www.appliancepartspros.com/partsearch/model.aspx?model_id=5167592
I understand your frustration. Below are some diagrams and troublshooting aids. If you look at the exploded parts diagram link and select the Wiring Information page, you'll see the defrost timer is on the FF harness, which is the "Fresh Food" compartment.

Next, click in the "Controls" page. Item #12 is the defrost timer. It looks like it is in light assembly / cover in the fresh food compartment as it has 2 light bulbs shown - and the freezer has only 1.

Generic service manual for Amana bottom mount freezer / fridges:

http://www.servicematters.com/maytag_library/docs/S120_0R0.pdf
http://www.servicematters.com/maytag_library/docs/T120_0R0.pdf
I hope this helps!

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Earlier make sure that the thermostat was set to normal mode for freezer and fridge.
However if ice forms in the freezer then observe the fridge for about 24 hours for cooling to continue and the fridge to cut off . If not the auto defrost timer, or the thermostat must be checked. Frost formation without defrosting could block the air flow and so shut the air passage to the fridge. Also the blower fan must work and if this is not working then the fan can be faulty. Also a fault on the control unit is a suspect to non functioning of any one of these components.
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Please check the link below for tips to remove the panels/parts:

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Please check the link below for tips to remove the panels/parts:

http://www.espares.co.uk/advice/fridges-and-freezers/a/2

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