Question about Amana Refrigerators
I have an Amana refrigerator model TC18MBW, perhaps 25 years old that no longer cools. The fan hums, there is a click-clack sound (I assume this is the motor relay trying to start the compressor). This sound is heard about every thirty seconds. Normally the compressor starts up with a distinctive deeper hum. It is not kicking in. I have been advised the motor capacitor may have failed (a better failure than total failure of the compressor itself). I anm willing to try replacing this part but can't locate it. Can you tell me where it is located. I've openned the rear access panel, the compressor is to the right (a black object roughly the size and shape of a gallon paint can. The fan is about 6 inches to the left. I have seen on a parts website what was labeled as the capacitor (a black box roughly 2.5"x1.5"). I can't quite see it.
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It looks like the Capacitor Start Relay is failing. It is located either on the starter Relay or mounted on the side of the compressor compartment. It sould have two wires on it, one orange and the other probably white.
Posted on Oct 22, 2007
Sounds like the compressor or start relay have went out.
For any recall info you would need to give the full model and serial to the Maytag.
Posted on Jul 27, 2009
I concur, test the relay- Check your compressor relay-
Posted on Sep 21, 2009
that is most likely a relay. Does the unit get cold while running?
Posted on Oct 23, 2009
Testimonial: "Thank you for your quick reply. Keeping fingers crossed it's only the relay."
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