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Amana Refrigerator stopped functioning.

Refrigerator stopped functioning, Repairman checked and informed me that there is an electrical short somewhere in the circut and that side of refrig. has to be cut out to try to locate problem. Refrigerator was purchased on 09/02/06, and delivered on 09/06/06. Is there an easier way to remedy this problem? Make: Amana Mod.AFI2538AES Thank You . Rudy ( Is there a FACTORY RECALL?)

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No way!!!!! do not try to cut into the cabinet. the wires inside the cabinet will "never" fail. this "so called" repairman is wrong and needs to be sent away.
too bad you paid him to check this out but if its a company and not just a single owner then ask them for another opinion. for "free" then when they find out you have a bad main control board it will end up costing you about 300-400 bucks for a replacement.
what you need to do is call amana and ask them to see if they will recommend an authorized company give you a second opinion.
then ask if they will help with the cost of repairs. most of the time they will give you a concession for repairs.
a 2 year old unit is too new to have a major repair.
good luck with amana, as they are now owned by whirlpool, but you do have a good chance to get a free repair.



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