20 Most Recent Amana ARB220ZCS Bottom Freezer Refrigerator Questions & Answers


Temperature setting/changes takes more than 2 hours to stabilize.If still running non stop after 24 hours use a digital thermometer to check the internal temp of refrigerator. If not cold enough it will not open the thermometer and turn off the compressor. Meanwhile, a 20 minute defrost cycle is about right.

Amana ARB220ZCS... | Answered on Sep 23, 2017


NOTE: This
is a multi-solution answer since I don't have all the tech from your question to pinpoint your problem
But the solution is in here generically, if you read and study the solutions very,very carefully.
First I would check cold control. Thats where you turn it off, if your temp is not warm. it can
be defective and not shutting off. If your temp is warm proceed with the following.
I would check the fan in the freezer. Listen to see if it is running
It moves air to the ref from the freezer
Then check to see if FREEZER CONTROL is turned warmer which makes REF. colder or vice versa.
Also this might be a common Defrost problem, Ice
is not being melted by the defrost system.The fan can't blow through the coils into the fridge.
Take out back panel of freezer to check for ice buildup. The coils should be clean.
There are three components to a defrost system- a heater,heater thermostat, and a timer unless you have a defrost electronic card.
Its best handled by a Technician but you could possibly do it by taking your model number to the nearest appliance parts store and asking for the parts. They are mostly located in freezer ,behind back panel on freezer coils.except the card which is usually located in ref The parts store will have info
Also check fan undernearh Ref in the rear
Clean condenser coils underneath
Make sure back cover is on the fridge. Some take them off and throw them away.
make one out of cardboard if its gone, using the holes of the old one.
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STOP PAYING FOR EXPENSIVE WATER FILTERS FOR YOUR REF. DO THIS====

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WATER SPLASHING IN FREEZER AT ICEMAKER
THE FILL TUBE IN BACK OF REFRIGERATOR CAN SLIP
AGAINST THE FILL RESERVOIR CAUSING A PARTIAL BLOCKAGE
OR BECOME CLOGGED WITH ICE.
REMOVE THE ICEMAKER AND INSPECT THE FILL TUBE.
RUN WATER IN TUBE TO ELININATE BLOCKAGE AND CHECK
TEMP IN FREEZER. IF TEMP IS BELOW 0 DEGREES, THATS
OVERKILL AND USUALLY A WASTE OF ELECTRICITY TO KEEP IT THAT COLD, NOT TO MENTION THE FILL TUBE FREEZING UP
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Amana ARB220ZCS... | Answered on Aug 10, 2011


I want you to try something but if it does not work please let me slide on the low rates. I have seen this happen a lot when the defrost timer goes into defrost the switch is in a place on timer that causes a weak timer to stop there if timer is defective. Your timer is part number Click Here=> 67001036 You will find it inside the fresh food section and behind the control panel=> ARB220ZCS_Controls In that photo you will see a number 12 and that is the timer location. Most refrigerators will have a hole going through the control panel (with plastic plug to hide hole) so you can place a flathead screwdriver inside and slowly turn clockwise. If compressor and fans come back on just replace timer. You also may have a bad thermostat. If compressor was quickly starting and then stopping I would look for something in the compressor area. But these symptoms seem to stick out for me, Thanks Sea Breeze

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Amana ARB220ZCS... | Answered on Jul 18, 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 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 ARB220ZCS... | Answered on Mar 20, 2011


Hi,


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 these tips 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


Refrigerator or Freezer not Cooling or Getting Cold

heatman101

Amana ARB220ZCS... | Answered on Dec 14, 2010


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


go buy a new one

Amana... | Answered on Mar 20, 2019


Make sure that the passage between the freezer and fridge is not blocked

Amana... | Answered on Mar 03, 2019

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