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Amana ABB222DE is the overload/capacitor the same thing as the compressor relay? I just had the compressor relay replaced in amana bottom mount. Frig cools fine but every 2 days or so buzzing noise clicks on....same problem I had prior to the relay replacement. Last time I didnt unplug until the refrig stopped working/cooling entirely. (and relay burnt out) Now if I unplug 1/2 hour it works for another 1-2 days before buzzing starts. Ran the service tests and on test #2 compressor/condenser fan test when I move the test from O to F the test creates the same buzzing sound. Cleaned the fan, and the Sound is definitely from compresser area. both fans are working. Is it time to give up on this amana??? Repairman said a few amana models had a bad chip in the compressor, but that has been taken care of. He felt Amana makes the best bottom freezer hands down, and rec. buying another. From reading this board it sounds like Amana & bad compressors go together like horse & buggy!

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  • lyn broc Apr 25, 2011

    thanks very much , will give it a try



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I have been doing refrigeration for over 30 years and I have never seen a compressor with a chip inside of it. Have you tried cleaning the condensor coils? I almost sounds like you have a weak start capacitor. Let me know if i can help you any futher.

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  • lyn broc Apr 24, 2011

    yes, cleaned the coils. Is the start capacitor different from the compressor start relay? That is what was replaced during the service visit. When it acted up within a week, the repairman came back & told me I needed a new compressor. I thought the frige was totally gone, the compressor was very hot....... but after unplugging for 24 hours I replugged and it purred like a kitten. Cooling is fine.....I 'll try the capacitor if that is a different part than the start relay......

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    Wally Bald Guy Apr 25, 2011

    yes the start cap is different than the start relay. the start cap is a round looking thing that is usally at the compressor and is made of plastic. When you change any of the start componants it is good practice to change all. They do make what is call a 3 in one hard start kit that you can buy that will replace everything. let me know if this helps and please how about a rating. thank you. wally



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