Question about Amana Refrigerators
My amana icemaker works, the water is not working
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It sounds like you have covered all the primary troubleshooting checks. There is only one thing I can think of at this point.
Check the voltage coming to the water valve during the icemaker cycle. The power to the valve is decreased by the resistence of the icemaker heater from 120 volts down to about 108 volts. It is not uncommon to have a valve that will open when you put 120 volts to it, as you do when you switch solenoids, but not open at the decreased voltage when it goes through the icemaker circuit.
If you are getting voltage to the valve when it cycles, and you know for sure the water line to the icemaker is clear, then you will need to replace the valve.
Post back and let me know what you find.
Posted on Nov 11, 2007
I had the same problem--I live in an area with extremely hard water and have no filter---I dismantled the ice maker, cleaned it, put it back together and it appears to be working. The front cover (white module cover) snaps off--remove the 3 screws that hold the module in and remove the module(male end), it will be stiff but can be carefully pried off with a small to medium flat screwdriver. There are 3(three)---1/4 inch hex head screws that hold the ice maker in, 2 on the top into the side of the freezer, and 1 from under the ice maker--they aren't hard to find but it is best to use a regular length spin tight not a stubby to remove them. Remove the 2 phillips head screws that hold the "BLACK" section of the module to the ice maker and the spindle that rotates to move the cubes out of the ice maker into the ice bin will come out of the ice maker952467
and the plastic separator fingers will come off the ice maker too. Now that it is disassembled you can clean everything and reassemble. Mine had a small build up of 'white' residue that was apparently keeping the spindle from turning and removing the cubes to the bin. This is not a difficult repair and I'm sure it saved me a couple hundred bucks---what have you got to lose--it ain't workin' now so the worst that can happen is you gotta buy some more ice cube trays--LOL. If you have any questions shoot me an email firstname.lastname@example.org
Posted on Aug 26, 2008
welcome to fixya.
You said, Your AMANA refridgerator water dispenser not working. Freezer door not closed properly last night.
When the door to the freezer was left open all night,the moisture from outside caused the water line to the water dispenser to freeze!
What you need to do is to move all the articles from your freezer to a spare or second freezer
Then turn off the freezer compartment of the first unit where the water is not depensing .
you will need 12 to 24 hours untill the line defrosts.
If the dispenser works sooner then don't wait any longer to restart the freezer.
In some models, the fact that the freezer is turned off may affect the power in the dispenser untill the freezer is turned back on.
After you finish defrosting and turn the freezer back on. give it 24 hours to get back to running temperture.
Then reload the articles agin.
BUT DO NOT TAKE 20 TRIPS TO BRING THE PACK AGES AND LOAD IT, LEAVING THE DOOR OPEN AGAIN!
Bring the articles to the freezer and load it straight awy quickly and close the door.
This will solve your problembarring any damage to the dispenser!t
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cold air to the bin and make it colder.
Water and Ice Dispensers
(on some models)
Depending on your model, you may have one or more of the
following options: the ability to select either crushed or cubed
ice, a special light that turns on when you use the dispenser, or a
lock option to avoid unintentional dispensing.
■ The dispensing system will not operate when the freezer door
■ After connecting the refrigerator to a water source, flush the
water system. Use a sturdy container to depress and hold the
water dispenser lever for 5 seconds, then release it for
5 seconds. Repeat until water begins to flow. Once water
begins to flow, continue depressing and releasing the
dispenser lever (5 seconds on, 5 seconds off) for an
additional 2 minutes. This will flush air from the filter and
water dispensing system. Additional flushing may be required
in some households. As air is cleared from the system, water
may spurt out of the dispenser.
■ Allow 24 hours for the refrigerator to cool down and chill
■ Allow 24 hours to produce the first batch of ice. Discard the
first three batches of ice produced.
Posted on Oct 03, 2008
You said, Bottom freezer works fine, but upper refrigerator has no cold air
Is your freezer so full that it is packed to the top especially in the rear?
Refrigerators and freezers share the air from the compressor and travel through vents in the rear of the freezer and fridge.
Sometimes it can effect the cooling in the fridge if the freezer articles block the vents!
The water overfilling in the ice maker is an ice maker problem only.
When we install an ice maker there is a short white plastic tube that we push through the rear
hole of the fridge which supply's the water to the maker, the outside water line attaches to this.
That tube we push through the fridge must go in till it stops. And empties in to a little sistran at the rear of the ice maker. Make sure it did not sip out or backwards a little when you may have moved
rolled the fridge out to clean under it!
Also you need periodically to remove the front grill down in front of the fridge and gently run a refrigerator brush under the coils to clean out the dust that may block air flow over the coils.(the coils are metal black tubes that run back and forth along the bottom of your fridge.
The vacuum will not reach in to that tight space. That's why they make a special brush for this chore.
Let me know how you do?
Bottom freezer works fine, but upper refrigerator has no cold a
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Posted on Oct 05, 2008
as long as the temp in the frz is normal. the i/m could have a bad thermostat that, could be causing it cycling too soon or the tray is leaking water. either way i/m needs to be replaced, sorry
Posted on Dec 14, 2008
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