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I have an Amana refrigerator that has had 3 compressors replaced. 1 month after the warranty had expired. Greatfully Amana honored the warranty anyway. With that being said- it seems as though yet another compresser may be going out because I've noticed that my popcycles are not frozen all the way through and my ice doesn't either. The last compressor that was replaced has been about 5 months ago. Could there be another cause for this problem?

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  • threecokeonu Apr 29, 2010

    When they sent someone out to my home to replace the compressors- each time I demanded that a different company come because of the experiences I had previously. Wouldn't they have automatically replaced all filters and done the cleaning when they returned? At least 1 of those times?



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Mybe it's the thermostat and not the compressor. try setting the fridge temp lower than normal and see if it works (normal: 37 F for fridge, 0 F for freezer)
Check the voltage in your house. A lower or higher than normal voltage (110-115 V if you live in USA) may damage the compressor or other parts of a fridge.
Also, check that there is enough room on the sides and back of the fridge, at least 3 inches on each side, top and back. Check if the floor underneath the fridge is dirty with lint or hair (move the fridge 3-4 ft to the front and clean the floor under the fridge). This is needed to allow for heat dissipation.

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Most of the time when a compressor is replaced they also to replace the line dryerrs and the filters as well as thoroughly clean the lines to remove all the impurities that have been left behind by the damaged compressor being replaced.

If you dont have a complete cleanout and refit of all associated filters and dryers you are going to have short lived compressors!

I would suggest either getting another unit either by writing Amana and getting a prorata on your current fridge or just buying a new on outright.
The cost of repair on your own might be better spent on a new unit.

I hope this helps!

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  • john andrew manchook Apr 29, 2010

    Replacing the filters and line dryers is time consuming and expensive.

    A lot of jobbers will cut corners to save time....especially after hearing the unit

    was recently serviced.

    The line cleaning would take a lot of time. I would think that if the service was done at home in less than a days time they probably don't clean them as thoroughly as possible.

    I have taken modular refridge units in for service and been warned that they would do the repairs....but they weren't going to clean them up for the price of replacing the compressor.

    I think that since Amana has been so nice honoring the warranty maybe a prorated rebate on a new unit might not be out of reach?

    I feel your pain. I did a similar repair for girlfriend and got the same warning. They did a good job....but the unit only lasted about 2 years. Which was actually about 6 months longer than our relationship did! :-)



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