20 Most Recent Amana ABC2037DTS Stainless Steel Bottom Freezer Refrigerator Questions & Answers


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As the weather is getting warmer for many people their freezer and/or refrigerator do not work right because of a dirty condenser coil...there are also many other things that can go wrong. If you are hearing a clicking or buzzing then check out the last two tips.

If your refrigerator is running but warm, then…

Check out this tip that I wrote about that... it is a great place to start trouble shooting your unit...and something that you can do rather then calling a repair person to do a simple thing for you...

Refrigerator Condenser Coil Cleaning Refrigerator Repair

Refrigerator Troubleshooting Refrigerator Compressor

Refrigerator Compressor Start Capacitor and Start Relay


heatman101

Amana ABC2037DTS... | Answered on Aug 28, 2010


Hi,
There are a few reasons why the refrigerator part will not cool...here are a couple of tips that will help you to figure out why the refrigerantor is not cooling...

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http://www.fixya.com/support/r3662945-refrigerator_not_cooling_or_fridge_not

How to Defrost Refrigerator Defrost Timer Problem
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heatman101

Amana ABC2037DTS... | Answered on Jul 20, 2010


The fridge gets its cold air from the freezer through a vent(damper) between the freezer and fridge.The fan in the freezer blows air through it. Make sure this fan is running. You may have to hold the door switch in for it to run. There is a flap you adjust with the fridge temp. control. Make sure it's opening and closing when you adjust the fridge temp.
The problem could be the electronic control if you have one or the mechanical linkages.

If the evaporator coils behind the back panel of the freezer are icing up because of auto defrost failure that will stop the circulation of cold air and eventually affect the freezer too.
The evaporator coil behind the cover on the back wall inside the freezer will ice up under normal conditions. Every 8 to 10 hours for around 20 minutes the defrost timer (or in most newer models the electronic adaptive defrost control) will turn the defrost heater on to melt the built up ice. There is a defrost thermostat which prevents the heater from overheating the freezer by breaking the heater circuit when the temp reaches close to 32 degrees F. The entire cooling system shuts off during the defrost cycle and starts back when the timer advances through the cycle.

If this ice is not melted it will continue to build up until the air can’t flow over the coil to circulate the cold air through the freezer and into the fridge. The temperature change in the fridge is usually noticed first followed by the freezer.

If the defrost thermostat is bad it can prevent the heater from coming on OR it won’t turn the heater off when it gets too warm. It is clamped to the evaporator coil at the top to sense the temp. If it appears to be misshapen it is bad.
With an ohm meter it should show continuity when cold and none when warm.
You can also bypass the thermostat to see if the heater comes on then. If it does then you know the thermostat is bad and needs replaced.

The defrost heater is located on the evaporator. It is in a tube which is at the bottom and can also go up the sides of the evaporator. On some types you can see a burnt spot if it’s bad. With an ohm meter it should show continuity from end to end when disconnected from the wiring in the freezer. You can also test the wiring for voltage when it’s in the defrost mode.

If you have a defrost timer you can test it. It can be located under the fridge behind the kick panel on the front. Some are in the fridge with the controls at the top. You can turn the defrost timer till it clicks and everything shuts down. The heater should now come on. If it does, replace the timer because that means the timer is not running. If it doesn't, check the heater and defrost thermostat. Turn the timer again till everything starts back up to end the defrost cycle.

If you have an adaptive defrost control instead of a timer, replace it if the heater and thermostat test good. It is located in the fridge with the controls in some models and on the back in others.

Amana ABC2037DTS... | Answered on Nov 01, 2009


Make sure there is not a ice build up in the back wall of the freezer.
If so, you have a defrost issue.
Make sure the freezer fan is blowing.
If so, you have a thermistor issue.

Amana ABC2037DTS... | Answered on Feb 22, 2009


Hi,
Sometimes the water supply can need to be replaced if the water pressure to the refrigerator is slowing. To check turn the water supply off to the refrigerator and pull it out and remove the water line. Have someon turn the water back on while you spray it into a bottle or a bowl. Check the pressure. If the flow is slow then you may need to replace the water supply line and the valve. If the water pressure is good then the problem is in the refrigerator. The icemaker cycles off of themerature. If the freezer is not getting cold enough then it may only cycle a few times a day or a few times a week. If this is the case then the refrigerator will need some service to determine why the refrigerator is not cooing good enough. You can put a thermometer in the freezer and make sure it is getting to 0 degrees. If it is getting to 0 and the water pressure is good then the line in the refrigerator can be clogged or the inlet valve on the refrigerator may not be opening completely. You can replace the valve and that will solve the problem. The valve number is
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Amana ABC2037DTS... | Answered on Feb 17, 2009


Check first that there is no leak coming through your gasket a good way is stick a flashlight inside your freezer turn out the lights if you see and beam or light the seal is cracked or must be replaced the check your coils where Freon is supplied if there not cold you must to a pressure test while adding Freon also check for leaks by spraying water on your coils . It's a matter of mathematical elimination also check thermostat if your Amana is under 10 years old look for the fault codes and get someone that can read what faults are being detected

Amana... | Answered on Sep 13, 2019


Probable failure. A common problem with icemakers.

Amana... | Answered on Sep 06, 2019


Possibly the filter both air and water. Make sure the lines aren't frozen. If the unit has an ice maker you can warm the lines with a blow dryer ( warm on low fan) make sure it's level. Is the trim gasket around the door worn?

Amana... | Answered on Jul 25, 2019


Theres a few solutions that could fix this. 1st I would let the unit thaw out could have ice built up on the air passage that wont allow the air to travel freely. Some caused by not having a good seal around the door.

Amana... | Answered on Jun 15, 2019


Always fault find and repair the fault before replacing a board. Without sight of the machine, I can only guess at the compressor.

Amana... | Answered on Jun 08, 2019

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