Question about Amana ARB2259CS Bottom Freezer Refrigerator
Hold the door switch closed like the door is closed for testing an
inside fan. The fan could be so quiet you might not hear it. Wet your
finger and feel for air movement. Like a Washington politician, you
might be able to feel it.
The defrost circuit showing a completed circuit means the heater and safety stat are OK I believe.
I would be more inclined to believe the board its self is at fault if this is correct. Remove one or more of the wires going to the defrost heater and retry it. this way you have an open circuit your sure of and the result you get on the board means this part of the circuit logic is operating correctly.
And the test 2 "Compressor/Condenser Fan Test" is talking about the fan motor on the outside by the compressor not the inside fan. That is the evaporator fan inside.
Other things that may help you:The defrost timer / or board will never be in the Freezer. Other than that it could be in the refrigerator section behind a plastic cover or metal cover on the back outside. It could also be under neath the front corners or center of the front kick plate.
A timer you can turn the cam clock wise til it clicks. A board will depend on the manufacturer as to how to send into defrost for a test. A sensor on the defrost type board may be required to by-pass into a defrost.
The freezer section has the only cooling coil. It sounds like it is blocked with frost and thus wont let the air circulate from freezer to refrigerator.
There is a defrost timer, (or board), a defrost heater, and a defrost safety thermostat. Any One of these or a combination of 2 can be your problem. If you have a energy efficient model that has electronic controls then you will have a board. The procedures for checking the circuit on a board vary by manufacturer of the board used and manufacturer of the appliance.
The defrost heater always has resistance and is attached to the freezer coil.
The defrost thermostat is also attached to the heater electrically, unless it is an electronic sensor type. Sensor types have a range of resistance that needs to be known to check and varies slightly with the temperature of the sensor.
If I haven't lost you here you maybe equipped with the life experiences that will allow you to do most of these checks. If its over your understanding I recommend you contact a reliable technician.
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Posted on Apr 17, 2009
Check the thermostat, to make sure that it is working properly. The theremostat is a long wire in the top of the freezer up near the fan. If that is bad it will not let your freezer cool correctly
Posted on Feb 08, 2009
had same exact problem - followed advice for fixing same problem in similar refrig. took of the back panel off the freezer section - 8 hex head screws - and found the cooling fins all frosted over.
Posted on May 31, 2008
Ice build-up inside refrigerator and cycling switch not functioning. Requires technician to take apart inside of refrigerator, clear ice and replace switch. Took my repair man about half hour to fix.
Posted on Jan 15, 2009
There are a few reasons why the refrigerator part will not cool...here are a couple of tips that will help you to figure out why the refrigerantor is not cooling...
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Posted on May 25, 2010
Low on refrigerant which is R 12. EPA has stopped the manufacture of it and it is priced out of sight.
You have a leak and will need it fixed. Compressor is about $300-400 list. You don't want to go there.
Good luck but likely 15-17 years old....... New one ???
Posted on Feb 21, 2011
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