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Is there a video showing how to replace the defrost timer in an Amana model ARB2557CSR

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Does your unit have the defrost timer inside or is it under the kickplate?

Posted on Nov 07, 2012

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SOURCE: amana refrigerator not cooling

you may have a bad defrost thermostat .. it is on the evapator check it with a ohm meter and see if its open..

let me know

Posted on Jul 08, 2008

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SOURCE: defrost timer location for a amana model SR25F1L

part number (d7004112), its located under unit, remove back panel should be mounted to a metal plate along side compressor

Posted on Nov 16, 2008

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SOURCE: Does new defroster timer require adjustment?

 there are 3 components in the defrost system that can go bad. timer, defrost thermostat, and defrost heater. since youve already replaced timer that means youve eliminated it as a bad component. the most common defrost system failure is actually the defrost thermostat. moisture will infiltrat into the control and ause it to short out. the way to check it is:

  • unload freezer section
  • remove shelving
  • remove icemaker if applicable
  • remove rear access cover
  • once coil is exposed look for a round disc shaped peice that is attached to the top of the coil and has 2 wires going to it
  • hopefuly the control will still be frozen
  • using a multimeter set to ohms sheck for continuity on the 2 wires that go to control
  • if the control has continuity then you have a bad heater if no cont then bad defrost sensor
  • in alot of cases you will actually see that the control has seperated and come apart and you will not even need a meter.
I hope this helps you out. while you have unit pulled apart and after youv'e diagnosed the problem use a hair dryer to defrost ice build up on the coil. this will get the unit working temporarily until you get a replacement part.  thanks Peyton

Posted on Mar 19, 2009

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SOURCE: i have an amana model no. sqd26vw and would like

Its in the bottom-remove the front vent-little white plastic piece with hole in. My needed resetting and I turned it with a pen -frig kicked on

Posted on Jun 14, 2009

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SOURCE: Defrost timer went bad. How do I manually bypass the timer?

IF ITS A DEFROST TIMER AND NOT A BORD THE WIRES ARE HEATER POWER COMPRESSOR THEN NEUTRAL IS ALONE.
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Posted on Jan 17, 2010

Testimonial: "I connected a jumper from the compressor to the power and I'm back in business. I'll have to find a new timer in the morning. Thank you!"

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Replying to Richaed Roth - Amana ARB2557CSR Defrost timer. diagram from online source shows timer on the inside of the frig box near the lights. I've not done anything yet to verify te location a


OK, you can open the cover. Here is the part if you need it.
Here is a diagram if you should also need it. It is number 12 on the diagram. Let me know if you need anything further. I forgot what the original question was.

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I cant locate the defrost timer on my amana AFD2535FES. my freezer is cold but the fridge isn't


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That model refrig. does not use older style parts sorry their is no defrost timer. What is uses is a control board to turn on the defrost cycle. Before replacing the defrost control board check the defrost heater and thermostat first. Check both defrost heater and defrost thermostat first using a meter to check continuty on both of them. If either the defrost heater or t-stat dont hav econtinuty they will be the problem. If both check good the control should be replaced. These pictures show where the defrost heater and thermostat are while or model will look different the location of them will be very similar RMOSTAT IT MUST BE COLD SO CHECK IT WHILE FROST IS BUILT UP AROUND IT.oldtech2332_11.jpgoldtech2332_12.jpg

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Amana ssd21sw stop cooling freezer side frost in rear wall any sugestions


Defrost cycling problem which will affect cooling the fridge compartment by struck the freezer fan's function.To solve defrost problem:
First, locate the defrost timer which may hidden behindcorners of the fridge at the back bottom, in some models located in the ceilingof the fresh food section or behind the cold control cover. Once you locate thedefrost timer, slowly turn the screw in the middle of the defrost timer withstraight screwdriver until the fridge shuts off. Now it's in defrost. If thedefrost heater(s) starts, replace the defrost timer and defrost thermostat. Ifthe heater(s) does not start, unplug wire cord to check ohm test for continuityof heater. If continuity is there, plug cord wire which gives power 120volts(check specification) to heater. If heater no starts, bypass defrost thermostatby join the 2 wires in the defrost thermostat. If the heater now comes on,replace the defrost timer and defrost thermostat. If the heater itself is bad,replace it. Thanks and hope helpful.

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Our Amana has a reocurring defrost problem where the back of the freezer clogs with ice every three weeks. Is there anything we can do?


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Amana br18v1w bottom freezer iced up will not defrost


rotate defrost timer till compressor off
does it defrost if no then
jump out defrost t-stat (round disc)
if starts to defrost Replace defrost t-stat
if yes replace defrost timer if not turning

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My in-laws Amana ATB1832AR Top Freezer has stopped cooling. It was purchased 7/1/2005. Is there an inline fuse for the compressor that may have gone out?


you might have a defrost problem. Frost free models have a heating element that is controlled by a timer to automatically defrost ice, ie defrost timer turns on defrost heating element every 12 hours to melt ice in freezer and allow good air flow.
You can test defrost element with an ohm meter(located inside freezer coils-will have two wires going to a plug connection), if OK replace defrost timer (located in various places depending on make and model

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Refrigerator starts -runs for two weeks, compressor won't restart


It might be but I would first check the condenser to see if it's blocked or if the condenser fan (if it has one) is not working. The "buzzing/humming/ticking" sounds you're hearing is the compressor trying to restart after it became locked down. Excessive pressures in the system or compressor overheating is usually the cause although sometimes the bearings in the compressor simply lock up.
Check to see if the fridge cycles on and off by the thermostat. If it doesn't cycle and just keeps running then the thermostat is bad and that can cause compressor failure thanks to "slugging". If it does then you want to check the defrost timer. Turn the timer's dial until it clicks into defrost and see if it comes out on its own. Check if the compressor has trouble starting after defrost. If it stays in defrost the timer is shot. If the timer times out and the compressor will not restart then the relay might be bad or, the compressor might be going bad.
A 3in1 relay/capacitor/overload might help out and give the unit a little longer time but sooner or later it will go.

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Fan is not working and fridge is not cooling


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Here is the Amana website with the manuals which should show you where the defrost timer etc. is located. Witht your model number and manual it will be a lot easer

http://shared.whirlpoolcorp.com/product_literature/search.jsp?siteCd=AMA

And yes the defrost timer thermostat and heater are the most likely problem.

Do not let this keep running and running or you may lose your compressor too which means a lot more expense than now.

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