Question about Amana ABB2224DEW / ABB2224DEQ / ABB2224DEB Bottom Freezer Refrigerator

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Not freezing, hums and clicks every few minutes...

No ice inside cooling fins, fan runs, relay does not rattle when removed and shaken, blue indian head on compressor...
model amana abb2224deq only about 2.5 years old- is this worth repairing? I believe compressor still under warranty but apparently not the cost of replacement? should we get a repairmen to look at our cost or is this throwing good money after bad?
thanks for feedback :(

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  • scott638 Jan 03, 2009

    telling me it is not a real problem and to call a repair person is not a "solution" as far as I am concerned. What IS the problem? What might be the problem? what are my options...
    it sounds like compressor has failed, this is not minor and not inexpensive out of warranty.

  • scott638 Jan 03, 2009

    I do not have an icemaker, the 4 wire plug you refer has only a plastic filler. The hummm and click is coming from the compressor itself...

  • scott638 Jan 03, 2009

    what is the estimated cost for replacing the compressor? no warranty. I have seen estimates of hundreds of dollars for this which makes a new frig seem more reasonable than further investing a poorly designed system...

  • scott638 Jan 03, 2009

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The compresser needs replaced (cost range ($225.00_$350.00)us

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Incase the relay is not functioning that means there has been a gas leakage and thats the reason its not working get it checked by a service tech.

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One option would be to put all food into boxes or coolers and let the unit completely defrost. If the cooling coils have ice build up on them, you will not get any coooling at all. Check around the back of the unit where the cooling pipes go into the different places. I had a mouse eat a hole in the styrofoam. I was just sucking warm kitchen air into the freezer. If you fine something like this, fill the hole with almost anything and seal it up. After a full warm up of the entire unit, the ice buildup will be melted off. If this is the problem, it should turn back on without any problems. You will also find a hole somewhere, big enough to put your pinky finger. Get a flat blade screwdriver and turn it one full turn. This is your automatic defrost timer. Sometimes they get stuck and just need to be tweaked a little.

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  • David Shaub Jan 03, 2009

    I forgot to add--vacuum under the unit to remove the buildup of dust from the coils. If these are dirty, you won't get maximum benefit from the coolant.

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The repair cost will be more expensive than buying a new one , bad compressor!!

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The indian head means that this is a tecumpseh compressor, that usually gives you this kind of troubles after years of use.

Call amana using the phone number listed on the owner manual, and verify if the cost of repair is covered.

I believe the repair cost if compressor is covered is $80/$100, still worth.

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Remove the ice bucket from the freezer to access the icemaker, loosen the two 1/4 inch screws that are just above the mold where the ice is made. Lift the icemaker and slide it over the screws to remove. There is a 4 wire harness with a plastic plug connecting the icemaker to the freezer wall. Unplug and remove the plastic plug. Reinstall the ice bucket and leave the icemaker out of the freezer. If the sound goes away you will know the problem is in the icemaker.
If the icemaker is the problem, you can take it to a repair shop or just buy a new icemaker.

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HI,

This problem will definitely require a physical presence of a tech.

If the refrigerator isn't cool, you need to answer some questions, then see if the compressor is running.

First, answer these questions:

  • Is the refrigerator completely dead? If so, see “It's stopped completely.”


  • Is the thermostat knob turned to the proper setting? If not, reset it.


Next, see if the compressor motor is running

The compressor is a football-sized case with no apparent moving parts. It's on the outside of the refrigerator at the back near the bottom. If it is humming or making a continuous noise and your refrigerator is still not cooling, there may be a more serious problem with one or more of several different components, we recommend contacting a qualified appliance repair technician for further help.

If the compressor is not running but you do have power to the refrigerator, there may be a problem with one or more of these:

  • The compressor


  • The Thermostat


  • The overload, relay, or capacitor


  • The defrost timer


  • The condenser fan motor

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    • Priya darshan Jan 03, 2009




      Noise can come from these areas:

      The inside of the freezer
      The outside back of the refrigerator
      The bottom of the refrigerator



      The inside of the freezer

      Self-defrosting
      refrigerators use a circulating fan to move the air through the freezer
      and refrigerator compartments. This fan runs whenever the unit is
      cooling. The fan is located in the freezer, as follows:



      • If the freezer is on top, the fan is on the back wall, near the top or bottom, in the center of the freezer.



      • If the freezer is on the bottom, the fan is on the back wall, near the top of the freezer.



      • If the freezer is on the left, the fan is on the back wall, halfway up or near the top.


      Over
      time, the fan may become noisy--usually making a chirping or squealing
      sound, though it may make a loud groaning noise instead.

      To
      find out if the fan is causing the noise, just open the freezer door
      and push in any fan/light switches. If the noise is louder when the
      door is open, the evaporator fan motor is the cause. You can't
      lubricate or repair this motor. You must replace it.




      The outside back of the refrigerator

      There
      are three components on the outside back of the refrigerator that may
      become noisy: the compressor, the condenser fan motor (if
      self-defrosting), or the defrost timer (if self-defrosting).



      • The
        compressor is a football-sized case with no apparent moving parts. You
        can see it on the outside of the refrigerator at the back near the
        bottom. It is usually black and has black or copper-colored tubes and
        various colored wires attached to it. If the compressor is the device
        making noise, there is probably no repair that will reduce the noise.
        You will have to replace it--which can be quite costly.



      • If
        the condenser fan is making noise, there may be a build-up of lint or
        other debris on the fan blade. The fan is located near the back of the
        machine, sometimes behind a thin panel. To clean it, first unplug the
        refrigerator, remove the thin panel, and use a soft bristle brush to
        clean it. If there is no lint build-up or debris on the blade, you will
        have to replace the motor.



      • The defrost timer is often
        located at the bottom of the refrigerator, near the front and behind
        the kick plate. Occasionally the electric motor inside the timer may
        become noisy. The timer must be replaced to solve this problem.





      The bottom of the refrigerator

      Noises
      detected at the bottom of the refrigerator almost always originate from
      the back of the refrigerator. However, sometimes the drain pan under
      the refrigerator will rattle. You may need to tape the pan in place to
      stop a rattle. Also see the “Outside back of the refrigerator.”

    • Priya darshan Jan 03, 2009

      The repair can cost you upto $200.For free repair estimates please visit www.repairclinic.com they will help you fix this.Once you visit their website you will find the contact no. at the top.Just give them a call and they will tell you the approx. cot for this issue.

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    You should contact a technician..he will repair it as it is not a big problem ...

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