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Amana Distinctions Refrigerator DRS 2662 Freezer and refrigerator

Resolved Question:

Amana Distinctions
Refrigerator
DRS 2662
Freezer and refrigerator only cools to 50 degrees
Submitted: 4 years ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Chas replied 4 years ago.

What is the temps in freezer compartment?

 

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Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Same temperature both sides.

Freezer and Refrigerator are cooling to 48 to 50 Degrees

Thanks

Paul

Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Now Freezer is 35 degrees and refrigerator 49 degrees both thermastats are at full cold.

Paul

Expert:  Chas replied 4 years ago.
Sorry my computer went down, is there frost or ice on the back wall of the freezer at this time?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

There is no frost or ice on the back wall of freezer at this time.

 

Paul

Expert:  Chas replied 4 years ago.

You will need to pull the unit out from the wall and remove the back cover and see if the compressor is hot and that the fan is running back there, let me know.

Chas

Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Compressor is hot and fan is running. I can do continuity test on some of the relays it you think it is that.

Expert:  Chas replied 4 years ago.

Can you feel the compressor and tell if it running, usually if it is not running it will hum and click every few minutes..

 

 

Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Fan is running, Compressor is hot and quite no humming or clicking.

Paul

Expert:  Chas replied 4 years ago.
Has the temps risen any further in the freezer and fridge section?
Customer: replied 4 years ago.

Temperature is holding at 50 degrees freezer and refrigerator.

Paul

Expert:  Chas replied 4 years ago.

Does the compressor and fan ever shut down, or is it running non-stop?

 

 

Customer: replied 4 years ago.
Running non stop.
Expert:  Chas replied 4 years ago.

I have a real feeling that the compressor has lost it's effiency and is going to fail real soon, this is an expensive repair costing over $500 to replace, depending on the age of the unit it may be cheaper to replace the entire unit instead of the compressor.

 

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Customer: replied 4 years ago.
It appears that I can buy a compressor for under $300.00. How difficult is the replacement of the compressor.
Expert:  Chas replied 4 years ago.

First you have to have an EPA license to purchase the refrigerant and refrigerant recovery equipment, then you will need a turbo torch, silver solder, access valves, scale, gauges, I can install a new compressor in under 2 hours, This is not something a normal DIY project.

 

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