20 Most Recent Amana ARB2517CC / ARB2517CB / ARB2517CW Bottom Freezer Refrigerator Questions & Answers


Check to see if the fan is running down in the back by the compressor, if it isn't put a small fan back there blowing on the compressor, also make sure the compressor is running you can unplug it and block the fan by the compressor wait a few minutes and plug it back in so you can hear the compressor to see if it is running. if it hums and then clicks you probably have a bad relay and overload assy.

Amana ARB2517CC... | Answered on Mar 19, 2014


Hi,

Many times a freezer and/or refrigeratordo not work right because of a dirty condenser coil...there are also many otherthings that can go wrong. If you are hearing a clicking or buzzing thencheck out the last two tips.

If your refrigerator is running but warm, then...

Check out these tips that I wrote about that... it is a great place to starttrouble shooting your unit...and something that you can do rather then callinga 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
Refrigerator or Freezer not Cooling or Getting Cold

heatman101

Amana ARB2517CC... | Answered on May 22, 2011


Hi,

Many times a freezer and/or refrigeratordo not work right because of a dirty condenser coil...there are also many otherthings that can go wrong. If you are hearing a clicking or buzzing then check out thelast 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 starttrouble shooting your unit...and something that you can do rather then callinga 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
Refrigerator or Freezer not Cooling or Getting Cold

heatman101

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Amana ARB2517CC... | Answered on Oct 02, 2010


yes leave it on for another 24 hours its probably the settings on the refridgerator

Amana ARB2517CC... | Answered on Jul 13, 2010


Hi,

The sound you are hearing is the overload clicking. The relay/overload is attached to the side of the compressor. Remove it and give it a shake - if it rattles than replace it. If the compressor still doesn't run with a new relay/overload than check your warranty for replacement of the compressor. FYI the compressor should still operate run with a faulty run capacitor but it will decrease it's efficiency.

However here is how to test your refrigerator's compressor relay though its not an easy job to perform….
Before working on your refrigerator, always unplug the unit or turn off the circuit breaker that powers it. You never want to work on it while it is plugged in because the compressor could kick on at any time!
Locate your compressor. It is usually at the bottom rear of the refrigerator. It is usually large and cylindrical. On the right side of the compressor you should see a box with wires coming out of it. In this box is where the compressor relay is located.
IMPORTANT: Some older refrigerators use a capacitor with their compressors. If yours has a capacitor wired to the compressor, it will need to be discharged prior to working on the unit. Take your 20-amp wire wound resistor (available from most electronics stores) and touch the leads of the resistor to the terminals on the capacitor. This will remove any retained voltage and eliminate the risk of backcurrent shock.
Remove the cover on the compressor relay box. The cover is usually held in place by retaining clips or tension clips. There are usually three components inside this box: the compressor relay, the compressor motor terminals and the overload protector. The compressor relay is the largest component and will either be wirewound or solid state. If the part is solid state, then you will have to have a professional test the part, as it requires specific equipment for testing. If you have a wirewound relay, pull it straight off of the compressor.
Use a pair of needlenose pliers to pull the connector off of the relay's terminal. Be sure to pull it off by grasping the connector and NOT the wire. Check both the wire connector and the compressor relay for any signs of corrosion.
After you dust the relay off, take a good look at it. You should see two plug-type terminals marked "S" and "M" and the slip-on terminal marked "L." Set your multitester to read ohms (usually the X1 or RX1 setting). Set the relay on a flat surface so that the "S" and "M" terminals are on the bottom.
Insert one probe of your tester into the "S" terminal and one in the "M" terminal. Your tester should have a reading of "zero" ohms. Keeping the probes inserted in the terminals, turn the relay over. You should hear an audible "click" and the tester's reading should change from "zero" to "infinity."
Turn the relay back over. Now, touch one probe to the "S" terminal and the other probe to the "L" terminal. The tester should read "zero" ohms. Turn it over again with the probes still on the terminals and the tester should read "infinity."
Turn the relay back over. Now, touch one probe to the "M" terminal and the other to the "L" terminal. The tester should read "zero" ohms. Turn the relay over with the probes still in place and the tester's reading should not change -- it will remain at zero ohms.
If your compressor relay passes this series of tests, then your relay is not the problem with your refrigerator. If it fails any one of these tests, then take it to an appliance parts shop and purchase a replacement. Replace everything back in its original position and be sure to remove the 20-ohm resistor from the capacitor before plugging the refrigerator back in.

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Amana ARB2517CC... | Answered on Jun 06, 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...

Refrigerator2_bing.gif not Cooling or Fridge not Cooling
http://www.fixya.com/support/r3662945-refrigerator_not_cooling_or_fridge_not

How to Defrost Refrigerator Defrost Timer Problem
http://www.fixya.com/support/r3771673-defrost_refrigerator_defrost_timer

heatman101

Amana ARB2517CC... | Answered on May 25, 2010


Good day,
occasional buzzing sound appears to be the compressor trying to start and can't.
What you hear are probably the fans running.
On the side of the body of the compressor is a cover that houses the start relay, overload protector, and on some models a start/run capacitor.
These items can be removed and taken to any decent sized appliance parts house where they would be glad to test them.

If any are defective replace. If all check good, then it is probably an internal issue with the compressor itself.
To test the compressor itself properly, would take a tech with the proper testing tools.

Amana ARB2517CC... | Answered on Mar 19, 2010


I HAVE SEEN SEVERAL COMPRESSORS DO THIS ITS COMMON WITH AMANA REF.

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Amana ARB2517CC... | Answered on Jan 13, 2010


Hi, That clicking noise is the relay/overload trying to start the compressor. Is this under 5 years old?
They have had a lot of problem with these. I might suggest you calling Amana and inquire about the warranty.
If the warranty has expired, you can try to replace the relay kit.
If I can assist you further, please let me know.

Thanks
Vic

Amana ARB2517CC... | Answered on May 22, 2009


just get a 3 and 1 relay they are cheep enough and install it

Amana ARB2517CC... | Answered on May 02, 2009


when it ran over night did it cool properly or not if it did then the relay/overload might be bad if it did not you might hae a different problem ill check with you tommorow for an update

Amana ARB2517CC... | Answered on Feb 08, 2009


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

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