Question about Amana ARB2557CW / ARB2557CB / ARB2557CC Bottom Freezer Refrigerator

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Our 5YEAR ARB2557CW was making a clicking sound for several days before it stopped cooling. Lost all ouf meat etc., Is itan expensive fix? Is it worth saving? Many thanks, Ann

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  • am_osullivan Jan 30, 2010

    How much do these Chips normaly cost and could my handyman husband do the job, or are special tools and a repairman needed.

  • am_osullivan Jan 30, 2010

    Also our ARB2557CW frosted up several times. Maybe the draw was fractionaly open at times but not always the case. What else caused this?

  • am_osullivan Jan 30, 2010

    Our 5YEAR ARB2557CW was making a clicking sound for several days before it stopped cooling. Lost all our meat etc., Is it an expensive fix? Is it worth saving?

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    Jan 30, 2010 - How much do these Chips normaly cost and could my handyman husband do the job, or are special tools and a repairman needed.
    Jan 30, 2010 - Also our ARB2557CW frosted up several times. Maybe the draw was fractionaly open at times but not always the case. What else caused this?

  • am_osullivan Jan 30, 2010


    Jan 30, 2010 - Also our ARB2557CW frosted up several times. Maybe the draw was fractionaly open at times but not always the case. What else caused this?

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Hi,

Read my Tip :-

http://www.fixya.com/support/r3886637-refrigerator_not_cooling_enough_or_not

Procedure to Inspect,Test and Replace Overload Relay is as mentioned below :-

http://www.acmehowto.com/howto/appliance/refrigerator/check/overload.php

The above one is a Generic Procedure.


Procedure to Clean Evaporator Coils

http://www.ehow.co.uk/video_4419298_clean-refrigerator-coils.html

Let me know, if needed further assistance.

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The clicking sound you hear is the compressor trying to start,you can get a 3in1 starter kit($9.99) from your local appliance part store,the package has very easy install instuctions,so don't a afraid it's easy-mike

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Hi there,

Well the components on the side of the compressor are called your relay, starter and capacitor. There are a few different styles but they pretty much do the same thing. They allow the electrical current to enter the compressor. If the compressor is going bad, say shorted windings in the motor, this will cause the compressor to draw to many amps of electricity. When the compressor draws too much current, the overload will overheat and "CLICK". When you hear that click, that is the sound of, your refrigerator isn't going to get cold anymore...... Relay is the main resign for this issue, this is a chip fix and your sure your refrigerator worth this repair...... Please post comments if you need more help or information.........

Good Luck!!

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