Question about Amana ARB1917CSR Bottom Freezer Refrigerator
Amana Bottom Freezer, Model DRB1801AW. purchased in 2002.Compressor is warm to the touch and you can feel a slight vibration when compressor is running. Evaporator fan is on when system is on "cooling". Condenser fan motor is running. If I advance the defrost control clockwise I can hear the stop and start clicks of the defrost timer.
Freezer is not cold and refrigerator section is not cool.
I have replaced the "start capacitor and the overload relay" thinking that perhaps the compressor was at fault, to no avail.
Any advise will be most helpfu
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
SOURCE: Intermittent Amana side by side
Although,I think this is the condensor fan or condersor clog
here is more info on the part in question.
On the compressor,under the cap where the wires are connected,you should see a small disk (about the size of a quarter)wired in between the the power post,It should have 1 wire to a compressor post and one to a power in wire.
It is called a thermal snap disk
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Posted on Jan 30, 2009
There is a vent that is connected from the freezer down to the fridge right where the fan is,make sure nothing is blocking it.
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Posted on Feb 27, 2009
SOURCE: Refrigerator does not cool.
Ok , I'll help you .
Pull the refrig out from the wall , and unplug . Remove the 8 " X 10 " panel on the back of the refrig . Inside this panel , is the main control board .
Remove the blue plug with 3 larger wires going to it . Looking at the plug , you will see : wire1 , wire2 , space , wire3 . Get a short piece of insulated wire , and remove about 1/4 inch of insulation , from both ends . Insert 1 end of the wire , into the slot of wire2 , and the other end , into wire3 .
Plug the refrig back in .
After about 2 min , look inside the freezer , behind the bottom crisper , and look for a red glow . This glow , is the defrost heater .
If no glow , this is an indication of a shorted defrost heater , or bad defrost thermostat , both of which are located behind the rear freezer panel . Unplug the refrig , and reinstall the blue connector , and the 8 x 10 panel .
The pt # for the heater is WR51X10101 , and the part number for the defrost bimetal is WR50X10068 . Both should be replaced . The heater is at the bottom of the coils , held on by 2 screws , and the thermostat , is clipped on the top right of the coils , with a blue and pink wire going to it .
If you do see a red glow , reasemble as above , and remove the rear inside freezer panel . At the top of the coils , on the left , you will see 2 white wires attached to a 1 " piece , which is clipped to the coils . This piece is the # 4 thermistor ( evaporator thermistor ) . Pt # WR55X10025 . Also replace the # 5 thermistor , ( freezer thermistor ) which is at the bottom of the panel , slid into a holder , also with 2 white wires going to it . Both thermistors , sent readings of temp , by coldness resistance , to the main control board , which then decides if it needs to defrost , or cycle off due to coldness reached .
Posted on Oct 11, 2009
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