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Amana BH2055W I cleaned the elements at the bottom of our BH2055W on Saturday, 6 June, with a vacuum and some wire to reach some clumps of dust that were otherwise inaccessible. Everything continued to work fine for a little less than a day -- a 1 1/2 litre bottle I'd put in the freezer was solid the following (Sunday) morning. Later in the day, though, we noticed dripping from the freezer door, and then discovered that the ice in the ice trays was partially melted. Clearly something had happened between the dust removal and the dripping. I checked the Fixya website and noticed another report on this model that suggested air flow as a possible problem, so I checked the elements again and found more dust in the farthest reaches from the access at the foot of the fridge. So I removed this. With the control set to about 5, I left some ice trays in the freezer overnight, but they are still liquid and the air from the cooling vent at the back seems much too warm. The fan in the bottom corner (left hand, facing the front) is certainly working, but I'm not sure about the compressor. So far as I'm aware none of the tools I used to remove dust would have been liable to puncture the element tubes, so I'm reasonably confident that the sealed system is intact. I suspected that the fridge itself was warming up when I put the ice cube trays in the freezer last night, and this seems to be confirmed this morning. From reading other accounts of similar problems the compressor relay may be at fault -- is there any simple way of checking this? And if this is not to blame, where do I look next, and what would be the appropriate sequence? Thanks.

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  • Witgood Jun 11, 2008

    OK, I've removed the relay and the overload from the condenser, but can't see anything wrong with them -- turns out they just pull off pins on the condenser. A repairman has proposed that the condenser is kaput and needs to be replaced. Any comments, suggestions -- e.g. to verify this? Cheers.

  • Witgood May 11, 2010

    I'm still waiting for advice on how to proceed -- no suggestions received as yet. My primary suspicion falls on the compressor relay since when plugged in clicking occurs in the area where the relay should be located, but nothing that would coordinate with compressor activity. This raises another problem, though -- how can I be sure the piece attached to the side of the compressor is the relay? It seems very small compared to others (e.g. magnetic with a copper coil). I'm trying to figure out how to remove it from the compressor to have a closer look. Any help would be appreciated.


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Well, first check your compressor current ( you can check current draws by using clamp ampere). Compare the reading with your owner manual. If they are quite lot difference : your compressor is dead or relay is not work or your cable is loosen due to your previous activity.

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