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Amana not cooling , temperture led setting is just showing a bar

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If your display is showing "--" It means the unit is turned off. If it does not come on by pressing the up arrows, the board is either locked or failed. Unplug the unit for 30 seconds and plug it back in. If pressing the up arrow still does not turn the unit on, then you have to replace the control board. Your unit has what is called the "JAZZ" or "mid level control".

A new board must be programmed with the personality code shown on your Model/Serial tag in the fresh food compartment. Instructions for entering this code are included with the new board.

If you attempt this repair yourself, make sure power is removed from the unit first, and do not handle the board except by the edges, as static discharge from your hands could cause damage to the components.

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