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How to Defrost an Amana Refrigerator

Nicole Vulcan

According to Amana's owner's manuals, these refrigerators are designed with the "Free-O-Frost" system, making them frost-free under regular circumstances. Because of that, it is unlikely you will need to defrost your refrigerator at all. If you find frost building up in your fridge, check for leaks or spills, as liquids that accumulate in your fridge could be causing the frost.

Keep perishable items in a cool place while you're defrosting your refrigerator.

Step 1

Empty the refrigerator and place all food items in an iced cooler or other refrigerator to stay cool.

Step 2

Unplug the refrigerator and leave doors open. Place a towel around the bottom of the fridge to catch any water spillage that drips out. Wait several hours until all frost is melted from the fridge, or use a hair dryer to speed up the process and melt the ice faster.

Step 3

Clean the surfaces of the refrigerator. When frost builds up, there can often be odors involved as well. To remove unwanted odors from your fridge or freezer, Amana recommends scrubbing surfaces with 1 quart of warm water mixed with 4 tbsp. of baking soda.

Step 4

Dry the scrubbed areas with a dry towel to remove all excess moisture from the refrigerator surfaces. When it's all dry, plug the refrigerator back in and wait for it to come back to regular temperature.

Check out this related video from Homesteady on Youtube.