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Amana arb-190zc not defrosting - Amana Refrigerators

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  • houseboating Jul 28, 2008

    What happends is the freezer ices up and then the refrigerator section warms up. Can it be the defrost module? Can I replace it myself, and could I get a schematic of where its located so I can find it? Thank you for all your help.



    Rick

  • houseboating Jul 28, 2008

    Apparently the "Guru" doesnt realize that a refigerator cannot do its job properly when you unplug it. It is a newer refrigerator and the defrost module keeps it from freezing up - unfortunately when it has been freezing up the refrigerated section stops working while the freezer section continues to freeze up. How do I repair my defrost module and where is it located?

  • houseboating Jul 28, 2008

    Where is the defrost thermostat at and how do I replace it?

  • houseboating Jul 28, 2008

    I've already tried unplugging the unit AND cleaning the coils - if its the defrost thermostat I just need to know where to find it and any specific instructions on how to replace it.

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It sounds like the defrist heater is not working correctly and might be burned through.
On your machine there are several defrost systems. This includes defrst heater and timer. Iether one can be broken( will be broken)
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    eric bosman Jul 28, 2008

    sorry for typo. Should be defrost and not defrist.

    Good luck with this. And unplugging has no use as these machines have defrosters which should be working. and they don't work when there is no power on the system.

    Good luck with the fix

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Most likely the problem is a bad defrost thermostat. It has nothing to do with the cooling process. The purpose of this part is to control the power to the defrost heater during the defrost cycle.
Hope that helps..........

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    Mark Gil Jul 28, 2008

    To see if the heater and thermostat are in working order you can put the fridge in a forced defrost cycle.

    Here is how to do this.

    Make sure the compressor is running.

    Press and hold the door alarm keypad.

    Press and hold the refrigerator temperature down key pad.

    Release the door alarm keypad and wait 3 seconds. Fd will appear in the left display.

    Press the refrigerator down keypad again. Sh will appear in the right display.

    Press again and Fd and Sh will flash in the display indicating the unit is in the defrost.

    If the fridge defrost on it own the control will have to be replace.

    If it does not defrost on its own the heater or the defrost thermostat is faulty.

    You can fridge in the service test mode to check the heater and defrost thermostat.

    Open the fresh food door and press and hold the door alarm keypad.

    Press and hold the refrigerator temperature up keypad

    Release the door alarm keypad and wait 3 seconds. SE will appear in the left display.

    Press the refrigerator up keypad again.

    The display Will show 001 in the left display and numeric or dashes in the right display. Test 001 is for factory use only.

    Press the freezer up keypad and freezer down keypad to toggle through the service test numbers.

    Service test 101 is for the defrost heater and defrost circuit.

    Press the refrigerator up keypad and refrigerator down keypad to energize or de-enegize the defrost circuit.

    The display will read off when de-energized.

    OP when energized with an open defrost thermostat.

    CL when energized with a closed defrost thermostat.

    You can also check the heater and defrost thermostat with a meter.

  • Mark Gil
    Mark Gil Jul 28, 2008

    You can also check this link for that defrost thermostat http://www.partselect.com/xq/aspx/Invent...



    Good luck..............

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Hello,

Maybe your switch is not totally turn of or got error in it. try to totally unplug from the wall outlet the refs.

melnavz

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    Emelio Navaja Jul 28, 2008

    Your REfs now need a service to to clean all the accumulated dirt in the evaporator. or maybe got leak.

    You need to call the service center on this matter. so that there is no risk in your part.


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    Emelio Navaja Jul 28, 2008

    info on the thermostat is foundhttp://www.fridgedoctor.com/fridge-docto...

    melnavz


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    Emelio Navaja Jul 28, 2008

    link is the method on replacing the thermostat.



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Im sorry, its not defrosting? I suppose you have unplug it, it will defrost eventually.

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