Question about Amana ARB220RCW Bottom Freezer Refrigerator

1 Answer

Here’s my problem The top of our Amana ARB220RCW is getting warmer while our freezer on the bottom is working fine. I have cleaned out all the dust very thoroughly from the back and underneath, but the refrigerator on top still isn’t cooling well. I took the plastic cover off the thermostat adjustment in the refrigerator part on the top and noticed that plastic “band” that went to the back around that white temperature adjustment thingy with teeth had snapped so that even though I would turn the temperature adjustment, it wasn’t turning in the back. I just figured that was the problem and cut that broken plastic adjustment band off and reached back and adjusted it by hand for a week or so but no matter which way I turn it, it didn’t seem to make it much colder. That thing that I reach back and turn with the white teeth for the band on top seems a little rusty. It has a metal coil/spring to the side of it. I really don’t have that much ice buildup in the bottom freezer. Just a little frost around the temperature adjustment. Tired of our milk going bad. I am pretty good at fixing things, but this would be my first attempt at fixing the fridge. I am confident I can do it if I know what to change or try though. Any advice on what to try and change would be greatly appreciated. Thanks Chad

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 2:

    An expert who has achieved level 2 by getting 100 points


    An expert that got 5 achievements.


    An expert whose answer got voted for 20 times.


    An expert who has answered 20 questions.

  • Expert
  • 86 Answers

The thing with the spring looking thing is the thermostat. The metal tube is filled with gas so don't kink it or it is no good. From the sound of things it may already be bad. To check it unplug the frig and connect the two wires on the back of the t-stat together. Now plug it back in. If it starts to work you have a bad t-stat.

Posted on Aug 23, 2010

1 Suggested Answer

  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%


Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add



Related Questions:

1 Answer

Our Amana refridgerator does not get cool but the freezer works.

I would think that the slide from the freezer to the fridge is frozen over. You will need to check the top of the fridge to see where the air should be coming in from and see if it is clear or not. If the freezer is working then there is no reason for the fridge not to work also, has to be an air flow problem. Look for ice build up blocking the air.

Sep 07, 2012 | Amana Refrigerators

1 Answer

The freezer leaks water constantly and runs out the front.


Check out these tips...they can help you figure out what is going wrong with your refrigerator and why it is not cooling

Refrigerator not Cooling or Fridge not Cooling

How to Defrost Refrigerator
Defrost Timer Problem

Water Running in refrigerator from Freezer

Refrigerator or Freezer not Cooling or Getting Cold


Feb 21, 2011 | Amana ARB220RCW Bottom Freezer...

1 Answer

The freezer door handle on our ARB220ZCW is cracked. Where can I get a replacement?

I have used this site for a couple of replacement parts for both refrigerator and dish washer and have been extremely satisfied with their service. Hope it helps

Nov 29, 2010 | Amana ARB220RCW Bottom Freezer...

3 Answers

Amana model arb220zcw is not cooling. Freezer and


Your problem could be one of two issues.

- The relay part number 12555902. This is a package that plugs directly onto the compressor, it is an easy repair.

- If the relay does solve the problem the issue is the compressor itself. This repair is major and usually will cost around $500.00 and will need to be done by a professional

Apr 18, 2010 | Amana ARB220RCW Bottom Freezer...

1 Answer

Amana bottom freezer-

Your model does not have an auto damper so the most likely cause is the themostat is out of calibration or the control vent from freezer is open all the way. Try adjusting to warmer temps and see if compressor will run less. If the only action the thermostat will do is turn off then for sure the thermostat. If the compressor continues to run at warmer tempertures the thermostat wil need replaced. If the dammper vent is stuck open or broken will allow the colder heavy air to settle to bottom section. Sea Breeze

Mar 12, 2010 | Maytag MTB2456G Top Freezer Refrigerator

1 Answer

Cleaned behind and under the frig and now it won't work

Don't know if this a solution or not. We must have moved something or jarred something when we vacuumed inside the back. After we moved it out again, took the grill off the bottom in the front, cleaned it and put it back on, everthing seemed to work OK. We went to work that morning and when I got home in the afternoon, the freezer and fridge were both working fine.

Dec 14, 2009 | Amana Refrigerators

1 Answer

Fridge/freezer not very cold and cylinder is very hot? amana arb220zcw

souns as if youre having an issue with your compressor("cylinder?") black football sized motor behind unit???5 yr manufactures warr if so, cross your fingers, out of warr that repair could cost 4-6 hundred dollars

Nov 20, 2008 | Amana ARB220RCW Bottom Freezer...

1 Answer

Water from core is getting into my freezer

Right, the drip tray on the upper coil section has a blockage (possibly mold) that prevents the defrost condensate from reaching the evaporator pan that should be at the bottom of the fridge. Those lines are usually accessed from the back of the fridge.

Jun 19, 2008 | Amana ARB220RCW Bottom Freezer...

Not finding what you are looking for?
Amana ARB220RCW Bottom Freezer Refrigerator Logo

169 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Amana Refrigerators Experts

John Tripp
John Tripp

Level 3 Expert

4654 Answers

Dan Webster
Dan Webster

Level 3 Expert

8220 Answers

Sal DeAngelo

Level 3 Expert

2122 Answers

Are you an Amana Refrigerator Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides