Question about Amana ARB2557CW / ARB2557CB / ARB2557CC Bottom Freezer Refrigerator
Amana ARB2557cc - Yesterday, I cleaned the coils under the fridge. Pulled out the fridge and carefully cleaned rear fan and accessible components. Took out drawers to throughly clean freezer. Took back panel off of the rear of the freezer to make sure fan was free to spin and check for ice. Found ice on thin 'coils' in this area. Used blow dryer on cool setting to melt ice. Put everything back together. Within 10 minutes noticed that humming noise that clicks on and off started to cycle about every 5 minutes. By this morning, the ice was 1/2 thawed; lost ice cream, frozen vegtables are mushy. Fan is running in freezer and it appears to be cool, but not cool enough.
Step 1: If the compressor runs all the time, turn the control knob to the OFF position. If the compressor still runs, unplug the unit, then pull off the control knob and remove the screws holding the thermostat in place. Pull out the thermostat and remove either the red or the blue wire from its terminal. Plug in the unit. If the compressor doesn't run, the thermostat is faulty. Replace it with a new thermostat.
Step 2: If the compressor runs after the wire is removed from its terminal, there is probably a short circuit somewhere in the unit's wiring. In this case, don't try to fix the problem yourself; call a professional service person.
Step 3: If the refrigerator or freezer runs but the box doesn't cool, unplug the unit and remove the thermostat with a screwdriver. Disconnect both wires from the thermostat. Tape the ends of the wires together with electrical tape, and plug in the appliance. If the refrigerator starts and runs normally, the thermostat is faulty. Replace it with a new one of the same type. Connect the new thermostat the same way the old one was connected.
Step 4: If the freezer compartment is normal but the refrigerator box doesn't cool, set the dials that control both compartments to mid-range. Remove these knobs (they're usually friction-fit). Then unscrew the temperature control housing; you'll see an air duct near the control. Replace the knob on the freezer thermostat and turn the control to the OFF position. Open the refrigerator door and look closely at the air duct. If this duct doesn't open wider in about ten minutes, the control is faulty. Replace the control with a new one of the same type. Connect the new control the same way the old one was connected.
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