Question about Amana DRT1802B Top Freezer Refrigerator

Open Question

Amana 18 My Amana 18 is making alot of noise: it sounds like the fan was old and had a hard time turning; but when my husband took the bottom panel off we found out the noise was coming from I think the timer? Anyway its driving me insane! Please help! thanks

Posted by on

6 Suggested Answers

  • 2651 Answers

SOURCE: amana sxd524ve

why did you turn off in the first place??? to defrost ice off back wall??? if so sounds like you ahce a bad defrost thermostat. (evaporator fan get power from runnig through thermo. and when the thermo goes bad the unit stops cooling correctly because of the massive amount of ice that buildsaround the coil

Posted on Mar 30, 2008

  • 1 Answer

SOURCE: Amana Bottom Freezer

amana bottom freezer has brown liquid draining on floor near the left leg

Posted on Jan 10, 2009

  • 331 Answers


Hi R,

Based on your description, the defrost limit has failed and should be replaced. The job takes about 30 minutes. The part you'll need is a WR50X55. You can find it online by plugging that number into a search engine, or pick one up locally at an appliance parts retailer.


Clean out all the stuff in the freezer and remove the shelves. Then remove the panel in the back of the freezer section. You'll see the defrost limit clipped to the evaporator coils at the top right. Remember which tube it's clipped to, then take it off the tube.

Now clip the wires close to the limit and remove the limit. Strip those 2 wires back about 3/8" and connect them to the new limit one wire at a time. Cap these wires off with wire nuts. All you gotta do now is use one of the clips in the kit (I use the "U" shaped one, NOT the "W" shaped one) and clip it to the tube you removed the old one from. Rebuild everything and plug the fridge back in. That's it!

NOTE---> The fan inside the freezer will NOT come on immediately. The derfrost limit you just installed must get below 55 degrees first, then it'll turn the fan on. OK?

If there's anything else I can help you with, please write back. If not, and this has fixed your problem, please rate me.



Posted on Apr 23, 2009

  • 246 Answers

SOURCE: My Amana ARB9059CS refridgerator is not cooling.

The clicking noise you hear is a relay trying to start your compressor but your compressor does not want to obey! Compressor most likely is bad and needs to be replaced or all your refrigerant gas has leaked out and would need to be repaired and system re-charger with refrigerant gas. Not a cheap venture either way. Might want to consider getting a new one.

Posted on Nov 07, 2009

  • 2605 Answers

SOURCE: I have amana bottem freezer,1 month ago i

Hello, Unfortunately the compressor likely is seized now. There are a couple of reasons that the original start device failed, 1) faulty connection. 2) poor quality part. 3) compressor was running non-stop due to other deficiencies in the unit or 4) the compressor was failing to begin with. The compressor may indeed check out ok as far as electrically ( windings ) but the mechanical component ( rotor ) has locked/seized up. You can determine whether it is the windings by checking the ohm value between common to start, common to run and run to start ( c-s, c-r, r-s ) and look for values similar to 6ohms, 3ohms, & 9ohms. Then check the start and run & common windings against the compressor casing to see if windings are shorted. In order to double check the mechanical component you'd need another hard start, ( or a test cord direct to 120vac, but that should only be done by an experienced tech ). nothing else will start it at this point obviously or you wouldn't be using a hard start already. The other unfortunate issue is this, many of these compressor's have a 10yr. parts only warranty but that was voided as soon as the 3in1 hard start was installed. In the end I'm likely not telling you anything you didn't already suspect or know in fact, but it is likely the compressor. I sympathsize, seized compressors **** ! Hope this answers your question and moves you forward. good luck macmarkus :)

Posted on May 08, 2010

  • 3 Answers

SOURCE: Frost is building up in bottom freezer. Amana ABB2224DEW

I have this problem as well, only nobody is leaving anything open. The defroster is defective of these things and the duct between the fridge and freezer gets frozen over and the cold air can't get in the fridge, so the freezer keeps working until it's blue in the face.

Posted on Jun 05, 2010

Add Your Answer

0 characters

Uploading: 0%


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


1 Points

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Amana ABB222DE is the overload/capacitor the same thing as the compressor relay? I just had the compressor relay replaced in amana bottom mount. Frig cools fine but every 2 days or so buzzing noise...

I have been doing refrigeration for over 30 years and I have never seen a compressor with a chip inside of it. Have you tried cleaning the condensor coils? I almost sounds like you have a weak start capacitor. Let me know if i can help you any futher.

Apr 24, 2011 | Amana ABB2224DEW / ABB2224DEQ / ABB2224DEB...

1 Answer

Loud humming noise (vibration) from freezer section when running. Amana refrigerator (freezer on bottom) model BC21VW

Remove the back panel and see if the fan is turning. You will need it in the running cycle with the door switch closed. The noise your hearing is probally the fan assembly AP4008960. Make sure it is mounted tight and the back panel is not rubbing or loose. If the fan is making noise with the panel removed replace.

Mar 24, 2010 | Amana BC21V1W Bottom Freezer Refrigerator

1 Answer

My 10 year old amana fridge makes a noise from the fan in the freezer it sounds like something is hitting it ,but on inspection I see nothing hitting it

Look closer because ice can build up and the fan just barely hits it making the noise. If the fan blades are not hitting anything, replace the fan motor as the bearings are getting worn out.

Dec 30, 2009 | Amana ABB1927DE Bottom Freezer...

1 Answer

Refrigerator not cooling...makes hissing noise

From your problem description I would say it sounds like maybe the condenser fan is not running. If that fan does not run, the compressor will overheat, and get very unhappy, LOUDLY. There is a fiberboard cover on the back of the unit, unplug the unit, remove the cover and inspect the fan, it should turn freely if you nudge it with your finger. If it does not turn freely, you will need to make it so by lube, removing foreign object (dead mouse once for me) dust dragons etc... or replace the fan if necessary.

Dec 16, 2009 | Amana Refrigerators

1 Answer

3 ton air conditioner {1 yr. old } has rattle

check tightness of grill on outside of condenser,then push on different areas of the unit to see if sound changes or quits,also check all screws etc. & make sure they're all tight,is so it could be fan condenser motor bearings bad fan loose on shaft

Aug 27, 2009 | Amana Easy Reach AFD2535DE Bottom Freezer...

1 Answer

Unusual fan noise

sounds like you need a new fan motor or blade

Jun 03, 2008 | Amana ARB8057CSL Bottom Freezer...

2 Answers

Amana bottom refrigerater

huthy, the fact that it's lasting 15 to 20 seconds leads me to believe that it could be one of the fan blades hitting. The valve springs on the compresser would make more of a clunk-clunk noise and wouldn't last that long. The evaporator fan in the freezer compartment has a grille that will snap on and off, clip on the bottom and tabs on the side. See if you can remove the grill and check to see if there is any ice build up around the evap. fan. The other fan, condensor is in back by the compressor, it could be hitting on the shroud upon start up or shut down. Check these things first and post back...Catriver

Mar 20, 2007 | Amana ABB1927DE Bottom Freezer...

4 Answers

Refrigerator makes lot of noise

titu, can you be more specific on what kind of noise you're hearing. If it's a squealing noise I would suspect either the evaporator or condensor fan. See if you can isolate where it's coming from. back.

Oct 12, 2006 | Kenmore 64254 / 64252 / 64259 Top Freezer...

Not finding what you are looking for?
Amana DRT1802B Top Freezer Refrigerator Logo

Related Topics:

29 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Amana Refrigerators Experts

John Tripp
John Tripp

Level 3 Expert

4625 Answers

Dan Webster
Dan Webster

Level 3 Expert

8147 Answers

Barrett Palumbo
Barrett Palumbo

Level 2 Expert

1772 Answers

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

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides