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Defrost problem. Defrost heater, thermostat, or timer is bad.

Amana ABD2533DEW... | Answered on Oct 23, 2017


The defrost drain is clogged. The defrost water is puddling up in the bottom of the freezer.
Thaw her out and remove the service panel. Unclog the drain. I use a hair dryer and a shop vac.

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Amana ABD2533DEW... | Answered on Aug 22, 2011


unplug and or put in corner to think about its bad self. Re try . No op. replace jazz board

Amana ABD2533DEW... | Answered on Aug 13, 2011


Sounds very likely that the compressor overload is tripping. This could be due to a few different reasons. 1- the compressor ha a burnt out winding OR 2- The relay is not switching over properly. If it is a relay - they are about $40.00 but if it is a compressor then it may cost around $300 just for the compressor and a refrigeration mechanic to install it. May not be worth it - depends how old it is.
Hope this helps.

Koolman (refrigeration technician)

Amana ABD2533DEW... | Answered on Feb 07, 2011


Hello,

Sounds like you have a defrost problem since the freezer side is working okay . It probably is not blowing cold air into the refrigerator side , so to check the defrost circuit , unplug the refrigerator and inside the refrigerator section at the top about 2" in from each side in the back , there are "D" slots to put a finger in , and pull downward and forward , to remove the control panel cover . Once removed , there is a 1/4" screw on each side holding the adjustment indicator panel on , 1 Phillips screw behind both light bulbs , and 1 screw holding the complete panel to the rear wall . After removing these 5 screws , at the top right corner , with about 6-8 wires going to it , is the adaptive defrost board . Sometimes you can see the electronic board and on newer refrigerants , a white box will be seen. Inside this box , is the adaptive defrost control . Disconnect the plug going to the board and on the right side of the PLUG , the far right wire is yellow , then another color , then white . Using a small insulated wire with both ends stripped , insert one end into the yellow wire hole and the other into the white wire hole . This will bypass the adaptive board and send power directly through the defrost bimetal ( thermostat ) AND heater to check if they are good .Plug the refrigerator back in . Now , wait about 3-5 min and look for a red glow at the bottom of the inside freezer panel , which will be the defrost heater or listen for sizzling which will be the frost melting and dripping onto the heater .If NO red glow , watch for a spark while removing the jumper wire you installed , from the plug . If a spark IS seen , then the heater was on and the heater AND bimetal are good . If you see the red glow , hear the sizzling , or see the spark , then the adaptive defrost board should be replaced . If no glow , sizzling or spark , then unplug the refrigerator and reinstall the refrigerator control section .
Remove the food in the freezer section enough so that the 2 screws holding the lower freezer panel on and the freezer panel , can be removed . Remove the panel . If the heater (black element at the bottom of the coils ) wires are visible , trace then to the top of the coils and disconnect . Use an ohm meter to determine if the element is good . If the element IS good , at the top of the coils , is a 1" cylinder with 2 wires , clipped onto the coils . This is the defrost thermostat ( bimetal ) . Replace this part if the element shows good . If the element shows bad , replace the element . NOTE 1 : sometimes the element and the bimetal come wired together and the replacement part comes with a new heater and bimetal already wired together . This would be the adviseable replacement part . However , each part can still be replaced individually . NOTE 2 : If looking at the bimetal and the top plastic " cap " looks cockeyed , replace the bimetal as moisture has gotten inside and disturbed its designed function .


Take care in solving the problem......

Amana ABD2533DEW... | Answered on Jan 11, 2011


if there are no visible hanlde screws( sometimes tiny allen wrenches under handle VERY SMALL).. if not the the handly merely pulls off to the left, and then the mounting hardware can be tightendd ad refit by sliding back to the right

Amana ABD2533DEW... | Answered on Oct 13, 2010


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

Amana ABD2533DEW... | Answered on Oct 09, 2010


Hi,
Here is a tip that I wrote about the reasons why ice makers do not work.

Ice Maker Problems and Ice Maker Troubleshooting

heatman101

Amana ABD2533DEW... | Answered on Sep 17, 2010


this fridge unit isnt well known to me but most follow suit in design. I would say having an electronic board normally refers that there is an auger motor controlling the fridge temperature. As the demand for temp. is needed the electronic sensor will instruct the new board to open and close the auger motor flap accordingly. Possibly the motor is stuck or faulty or the sensor faulty. My bet is to check the auger motor. Call him in again and ask him to check it with you. (Normally mechanical control works with a thermostat whereas an electronic control works with an auger.

Amana ABD2533DEW... | Answered on Aug 20, 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 ABD2533DEW... | Answered on Aug 10, 2010


Hi,

As the weather is getting warmer for many people their freezer2_bing.gif and/or refrigerator do not work right because of a dirty condenser coil...

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...

Refrigerator2_bing.gif Condenser Coil Cleaning Refrigerator2_bing.gif Repair
http://www.fixya.com/support/r4024657-refrigerator_condenser_coil_cleaning

Refrigerator Troubleshooting2_bing.gif Refrigerator Compressor
http://www.fixya.com/support/r3885294-refrigerator_troubleshooting

Refrigerator Compressor Start Capacitor and Start Relay
http://www.fixya.com/support/r4023749-refrigerator_compressor_start_capacitor

heatman101

Amana ABD2533DEW... | Answered on Aug 10, 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 ABD2533DEW... | Answered on Jun 04, 2010


Bar should be down to make ice

Amana ABD2533DEW... | Answered on Jun 02, 2010


If the freezer compartment is blowing warm air, then you either have a problem with the compressor (or a freon leak) or a problem with the fan located next to the compressor (at the back of the machine).

Attached to the compressor is an overload protector, which is most likely what broke, but if you are covered by a service contract your best bet is to wait it out and let them fix it. One thing that might have caused the overload to break is too much dust on the condenser (the radiator looking thing underneath the machine, accessible from the front).


Amana ABD2533DEW... | Answered on Jan 14, 2010


freezer does not cut power it works contniusly

Amana ABD2533DEW... | Answered on Oct 11, 2009

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