20 Most Recent Amana ARB8057CSL Bottom Freezer Refrigerator Questions & Answers

lol.. welcome to my world... I have my fridge set at the lowest without turning it off...IT FREEZES a gallon of tea in 5 days!! My freezer ices some.. its set at 3..(1-6).. BUT I like keeping frozen foods FROZEN.. I deal with the ice... I have asked several repairmen.. they just guess...I am NOT going to spend money for something that is a GREAT Frig/Freezer.. better than TOO HOT and ruining food!!

Amana ARB8057CSL... • Answered on Sep 24, 2017

You have to remove the top door first then remove the centre hinge, lift bottom door up & out.

Amana ARB8057CSL... • Answered on Dec 02, 2013

Really when the fridge frost very excessively there is less cold.
You have to regularly set up defrost setting if your fridge has automatic defrost.
Or your fridge has manual defrost then defrost it twice a week.
To minimize excessive frost, set the temp control setting to just mid- position.
Good luck.

Amana ARB8057CSL... • Answered on Jul 01, 2011

Hi -
And I broke off the peg on the right side and have the same question. Any luck/answers?

Amana ARB8057CSL... • Answered on Jun 28, 2011


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Amana ARB8057CSL... • Answered on May 11, 2011


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

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Amana ARB8057CSL... • Answered on Dec 27, 2010

Compressors are normally 100-120 degrees when being cooled by a condenser fan motor. If there is no fan motor near the compressor then it can run up to 180 degrees, so the compressor temp by itself doesnt mean much. You can take an ampmeter and clamp it around one of the wires to the compressor to see if it is running, drawing anywhere from 1-2.5 amps or trying to start, in which case it may draw up to 20 amps every 3-5 minutes.

Amana ARB8057CSL... • Answered on Oct 05, 2010

The frist thing I would do is clean around the compressor area. Removing air restrictions. I would then make sure the fan down there was blowing air across the compressor and I would see to it the compressor was working ok. I would check the compressor relay. These tend to fall apart with age. If neither the compressor nor the fan was running I would check to see if the defrost timer was stuck in the defrost mode. If all of that was working and I have cleaned the compressor area, I would then check if the inside fan was blowing. I would look for signs of a defrost problem like frost on the rear wall. I would remove the service panel and check the defrost heater and termination thermostat. If either of these is bobo then ice will build in the freezer blocking the flow of air.
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Amana ARB8057CSL... • Answered on Sep 19, 2010

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Amana ARB8057CSL... • Answered on Sep 18, 2010


A mechanical defrost timer controls the defrost cycle of the freezer. In older models, the timer runs continuously and roughly every six hours, cuts power to the cooling system and sends power to the defrost heater. In newer models the timer advances only while the compressor or defrost cycle is running - an improvement for efficiency. As the timer continues to advance, power to the heating element is cut and power is restored to the cooling system. If the timer does not advance, the appliance will be stuck either in defrost or refrigerate mode, resulting in, respectively, no cooling or frost build-up.

The defrost timer is usually found behind the front grill "toe kick" of the refrigerator. It may also be found behind a cover plate inside the refrigerator or freezer, in the temperature control console, or behind the refrigerator near the compressor. To test whether the defrost timer is simply failing to advance, locate the advance screw and turn it clockwise until you hear it click. This advances it to the next mode. If it was cooling before, it is now in defrost mode. Simply wait about 35 minutes and check whether it has left defrost mode and has resumed cooling (listen for the compressor). If it does not advance, the timer motor is probably bad and the entire timer needs to be replaced. If it advances as it should, then you can follow the steps below to test the switch electrically.
The timer is usually held in place with one or more screws. Remove the screws and gently pull the timer out far enough to disconnect the wiring connector. The connector can be removed by firmly pulling and rocking it left and right. It is not necessary to note the position of the wires because the connector plug is keyed so that it can be replaced in only one way.

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Amana ARB8057CSL... • Answered on Aug 25, 2010

cold coil may be pluged with ice and you have a defrost problem / ck thermo terminator and heater . most common . if they are ok replace the a d c auto defrost control .. also very common ..

Amana ARB8057CSL... • Answered on Aug 17, 2010

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