Make: AmanaModel: ARB2517C/ARB2557CFridge stopped cooling. fan not running, compressor cold. have power to unit.
Brand: AmanaType of Appliance: RefrigeratorWhat have you tried so far?: tested for voltage only
Hi Im John i will help you with the fridge not running.
Are both the freezer fan and the fan by the compressor not going ?
no fans running
The defrost timer could be stuck in the defrost cycle,its the number 12 in the breakdown .Replace the defrost timer it should fix the fridge not going problem.
is this up in the fridge food compartment?
Yes its located behind the light in the fridge section.
How do you get access to it. Can't get cover off
The disassembly process to access the defrost timer in an Admiral refrigerator is so simple that it requires no previous experience or specialized tools. Open the refrigerator door and remove all of the food from the top shelf so that you can easily access the light bulb housing; in many Admiral models, this is where the temperature control panel is located. Pull gently on the edges of the light bulb housing to remove it; set the removed housing aside.
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Examine the refrigerator components that were exposed when you removed the light bulb housing. Locate the defrost timer on either side of the refrigerator light bulb. Look for a black squarish plastic component that is about the size of a deck of cards; this is the defrost timer.
There is a small slot on the defrost timer that is just large enough to fit the tip of a flat-head screwdriver. Insert a screwdriver into this slot and turn it to the right to advance the timer. Listen for a distinct clicking sound that indicates that the refrigerator's compressor and fan are turning on. Replace the defrost timer if you hear the compressor and fan components turn on after advancing the timer with your screwdriver.
Advanced timer. Still nothing
if it did not cut in by advancing the timer the part to replace is the thermostat number 8 in the breakdown, unplug the fridge and join and tape the two wires together now plug the fridge back in if it kicks on replace the thermostat.
Do you mean 18? No part 8 to be found in this unit
This is the thermostat to be checked , if it starts up by joining the two wires replace the thermostat.
I'm really confused now. this is for a whirlpool and I can't find that item in this amana. the timer in this is white with four terminals. Item 18 seems to be a thermally controlled damper. other than the timer, there is only electrical connections to the light bulbs. that's it.
The thermostat is the part you use to turn the fridge on and off with ,the part link I sent you is the freezer thermostat , replace the thermostat it should fix the problem.
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