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No Cols - Temperature Controls do not respond - LED display shows a dash "-"

Our 4 year old Amana appears to have the same problem.
The refrigerator and freezer section stopped cooling and the inside
temperature reached 60 degrees by the time we found out refrigerator
had stopped working.

There was no power failure!

The refrigerator was on, the lights all worked, the LED display was not
showing numbers. The display showed just a dash on each setting.
Also, trying to change the settings did not work. The controls did nothing.
They displays both kept showing a dash. The pump was not coming on.

We lost lots of food.

I unplugged the refrigerator and plugged it back in. The refrigerator
then showed numbers, the pump started, and the controls worked
again. It's like I rebooted the refrigerator's computer. The refrigerator
got cold again, The freezer was back to working.

BUT, is my refrigerator reliable?

I have scheduled a visit from the Amana repair center. We'll see what they have to say.


After scheduling a vist through Amana's 800 number for Saturday
morning on Friday night, I get a call on Saturday.
They say we don't do work on Saturday. Now isn't that great service?

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  • P C Jan 26, 2008

    Fantastic! Just knowing this has been seen before is
    a very good to know! I'll get the surge protector.
    Other electronic gear. microwave, PC, digital clocks, phone,
    answering machines all go out badly during the slightest outage,
    so I know there was no outage.

    I was also told an adaptive defrost controller may have gone

    Is there a diagnostic test or tests that can re run on this
    stuff to check out overall sanity? Measurements?

    If there are circuit card revisions that may fix problems, would
    that be something that can be inquired about?

  • P C Jan 26, 2008

    Again another great idea! The Amana model number is AFD2535DEB. It's the French Door model with the freezer
    on the bottom.

    You have been very helpful!

  • llorenz Dec 10, 2008

    Same exact problem - lights, dashes, no cooling - on a ABB2224DEQ bottom freezer. No solution yet



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My honest answer is that I have seen this before and in most cases the board works properly after the reboot.
Although you may not have lost power, you may have gotten a voltage spike. I would cancel the service man coming out, (I am a working service man myself) he probably will give you two options. #1 Wait to see if this happens again and if it does happen again soon, the board should be replaced. #2 replace the board now.
My suggestion is to soon go purchase a surge suppressor to plug into. This does not need to be a power strip style. A good quality suppressor that only has one or 2 plug in's or plugs directly into the wall receptacle should do fine. Your refrigerators maximum amp draw is listed on the model # sticker inside the refrigerator compartment.
I hope this helps, supertechks

Posted on Jan 26, 2008

  • Keith Smith Jan 26, 2008


    Manufacturers are constantly making updates to their circuit boards. There is no test for your type problem, only time. At this time I do not see enough value in replacing your control board. Watch it close for the next month or so. If you check it in the morning and in the evening and see dashes in the display again, reboot then replace board as soon as possible. The adaptive defrost is built into the main board. I would blame the main board before I blamed the adaptive defrost part of the main board. Always put your model in post. There are differences in models that are sometimes unique to only one or a few models, sometimes problems apply to all models. This will help someone help you.

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  • Keith Smith Jan 26, 2008


    Thanks, I only check this site when I get a email notification of activity by someone I have answered a question for or when I get notification someone specifically ask a question of me. I don't participate in the fixya system for pay, I may some day. I enjoy the pat on the back when I do good.

    I have done this over 30 years for a living.

    Thanks again, supertechks



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