Question about Amana Freezers

Open Question

Amana bb20 bottom freezer refridgerator stopped cooling

Amana bb20 stopped cooling 1 week after it started making a tinny transformer sound while running. This sound occurs about every 15 minutes. I unplugged the unit for a day and then vacumned all the dust from the coils and condenser, When I plugged it in after 24 hours it worked fine for about 6 hours and then it stopped cooling. The condenser fan works and the condenser is only warm to the touch.
Any suggestions?

Posted by on

Ad

6 Suggested Answers

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya Repairman can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
Best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repair professionals here in the US.
click here to Talk to a Repairman (only for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
Goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Ad
  • 12 Answers

SOURCE: amana 25. cu ft..freezer not working...making rattling noise now and then

Check the defrost timer, rotate it until a solid click is heard. If your unit starts to work replace that timer. Good Luck

Posted on Aug 05, 2008

Ad
thaurfen
  • 623 Answers

SOURCE: true freezer

check the condenser and freon

Posted on Aug 18, 2008

tooltech75
  • 80 Answers

SOURCE: Problem with Whirlpool side by side refrigerator

sounds like a defrost problem ...
maybe the heater or defrost thermostat is bad...

he should bypass the timer and jump the heater to see if its woking...if not then i would remove the heating element for further testing. if the heater checked ok..it would only leave the defrost timer to blame.

good luck




Posted on Oct 05, 2009

  • 3368 Answers

SOURCE: Amana SQD25VL coils cool, but deepfreeze fan does not engage

Sounds like a bad fan motor. Be sure power is getting to it.

Posted on Dec 03, 2009

  • 1218 Answers

SOURCE: refrigerator is not cooling

Good day,
You will need an ohm meter to check the parts.
Your defrost system has failed.
It is made up of 3 components, 2 of which are located behind the rear panel in the freezer compartment.
Remove the rear panel. There is a cooling coil, that has a calrod heating element that runs along it's bottom. As well there is a defrost thermostat ( a small round 1" disk) which is located on the top of the same coil. Both should be checked with an ohm meter to test for continuity. The heater should read no more than 30 ohms, the thermostat ( IT MUST STILL BE COLD BELOW 30 DEGREES) should read zero ohms. Note: The heater rarely fails, the thermostat has a high failure rate.

The third item is a timer, or a solid state adaptive defrost control. Depending on age, and model, it is located , behind the kick plate on the bottom front.
Or, in the fresh food compartment on the roof.
If it is a timer, you can turn the timer shaft when the machine is running until the machine shuts off. With it still turned on, wait 40 minutes.
If the machine turns itself back on, the timer is O.K. if not, the timer is bad, and needs replaced.
If the Main heater checks O.K. and it has a solid state control, then replace the thermostat in the freezer compartment, and the solid state board.

Below is an excellant tutorial on defrost systems.

http://www.appliance411.com/faq/howdefrostworks.shtml
Thank you for using FixYa

Posted on Jan 20, 2010

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

My amana bottom frezzer refrigerator keeps frosting up


check the defrost timer , element and defrost temperature safety.
and make sure the fan works.

Apr 16, 2013 | Amana Freezers

1 Answer

My amana upright freezer was working fine, but transported it to another location when I plugged it back in, it started to make a buzzing noise. How do I turn this off or fix it?


Hello....First...when you transported the freezer...you must sure the unit stays in the vertical position and not laying on it's side...back..or front....If the freezer is making buzzing noises...adjust the thermostat setting down until the buzzing stops...and increase the setting gradually until the desired temp is reached...it could take 24 hours for it to stablize...I hope this was helpful.....PEACE.......

Jan 19, 2012 | Amana Freezers

1 Answer

Why is there ice build-up on the bottom shelf on an automatic defrost freezer?


It sounds like unit is not properly going into defrost or your evaporator fan motor is starting to go bad

Jan 06, 2011 | Amana 16.7 cu. ft. / 473 liter Upright...

1 Answer

I have Ice on the bottom shelf of the freezer.


Hi,

Check out these tips...they can help you figure out what is going wrong withyour refrigerator and why it is not cooling

Refrigerator not Cooling or Fridge not Cooling

How to Defrost Refrigerator Defrost Timer Problem

Water Running in refrigerator from Freezer

Refrigerator or Freezer not Cooling or Getting Cold
heatman101

Oct 27, 2010 | Amana 15.0 cu. ft. / 425 liter Upright...

1 Answer

Stopped working and is making a buzzing sound every now and then.


Hi,

Many times a freezer and/or refrigeratordo not work right because of a dirty condenser coil...there are also many otherthings that can go wrong. If you are hearing a clicking or buzzing then check out thelast two tips.

If your refrigerator is running but warm, then...

Check out this tip that I wrote about that... it is a great place to starttrouble shooting your unit...and something that you can do rather then callinga repair person to do a simple thing for you...

Refrigerator Condenser Coil Cleaning Refrigerator Repair

Refrigerator Troubleshooting Refrigerator Compressor

Refrigerator Compressor Start Capacitor and Start Relay
Refrigerator or Freezer not Cooling or Getting Cold

heatman101

Oct 10, 2010 | Amana 15.0 cu. ft. / 425 liter Upright...

1 Answer

Amana SQD25VL coils cool, but deepfreeze fan does not engage


Sounds like a bad fan motor. Be sure power is getting to it.

Dec 01, 2009 | Amana Freezers

1 Answer

My amana upright gets cool but not cold enough to freeze probably not even as cold as a fidge. the problem started when we moved and stored it out in a shop that was partially heated. since then we have...


Good day,
Somewhat handicapped not knowing if it's a conventional freezer or frost free.
1. If it's frost free check to see if the fan motor is running in the freezer compartment.
2. As well if it has a fan motor in the compressor compartment, see if it is running as well.

3. If it is a conventional model, make sure it is turned on and make sure it is running. If running, then it has lost it's refrigerant charge or the compressor has lost it's pumping capacity.

4. If it is item 3, then unless it's less then 5 years old, the sealed
system/compressor problem is so pricey that it's not a practical repair. If under 5 years Amana will pay for these repairs, whether it's conventional or frost free.

Nov 04, 2009 | Amana 15.0 cu. ft. / 425 liter Upright...

1 Answer

Amana BR18 Doesn't get cold


Mine is doing the same thing

Jul 05, 2009 | Amana Freezers

1 Answer

Freezer compressor running, but no cooling


If the compressor is running and there's no cooling, chances are you have a sealed system leak somewhere. Meaning the machine has lost it's refrigerant charge. Pretty much need a set of gages at this point and start checking for potential leaks.

Mar 14, 2009 | Amana Freezers

1 Answer

Amana 25. cu ft..freezer not working...making rattling noise now and then


Check the defrost timer, rotate it until a solid click is heard. If your unit starts to work replace that timer. Good Luck

Aug 05, 2008 | Amana 16.8 cu. ft. / 476 liter Upright...

Not finding what you are looking for?
Freezers Logo

Related Topics:

134 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Amana Freezers Experts

Victor Nwachukwu
Victor Nwachukwu

Level 2 Expert

157 Answers

Charles T Nevin
Charles T Nevin

Level 3 Expert

4070 Answers

Sal De

Level 3 Expert

2665 Answers

Are you an Amana Freezer Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...