Question about Refrigerators
Amana Refrigeration stopped running. The only thing that appers to run is the lights. It is in the garage and I went out to get something and noticed it had stopped cooling. I emptied the freezer and refrigerator (lost a lot of food that spoiled). I left it unplugged during the night and plugged it in that morning. The fan and compressor appeared to turn on and start cooling. About 1 hour later I returned and it had turned off. I tried it again the next day and it turned off in a couple of minutes. Is this a simple fix? What parts do I need to replace.
From your description, it sounds as if you are losing power to the running components. 1st, make sure your outlet wiring is tight and that the outlet is sound and not burned. Basically, it sounds as if your cold control is failing, but double check your outlet. If you've had any power outages or brown outs in the past few months, your cold control could have taken a hit.
Cold Control part no. 223393. Located in the freezer section, Note:
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Posted on Jun 12, 2008
check to see if the light comes on or if there is any fan, motor, or
other sound coming from the appliance? If so, the refrigerator isn't
really completely stopped--go to the specific problem you are having.
If not, try adjusting the thermostat to a colder setting. If that
doesn't work, read on.
Second, check to see if there is power getting to the refrigerator. To do that, plug a lamp or other device into the same outlet the refrigerator is plugged into. If there's no power, check the fuses or circuit breakers. If the fuses or breakers aren't the problem, contact a qualified electrician to restore power to the outlet.
If there is power to the appliance but it still seems to be stopped, there may be a problem in one or more of these:
If the compressor is not running but you do have power to the refrigerator, there may be a problem with one or more of these:
It could also be that it is simply too hot in your garage for the fridge to work properly. If that is the case, your compressor may be under strain and could have burnt out.
If your unit is under warranty, best thing to do would be to contact the manufacturer/point of purchase. (Warranty is usually 5 years).
There is no quick fix for this, and you will need to have some experience in refrigerator repairs. It seems most likely that the issue is a burnt out compressor. But whether it is the wiring or the compressor itself, will be hard to tell without testing for continuity, etc.
If you feel that you have correctly diagnosed the issue, and wish to try a DIY, I suggest you purchase a service manula first. Here is a good one:
You can then purchase the required parts from here:
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Posted on Jun 12, 2008
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