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I have an amana szd26ve frig that the fan runs but but the…

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My name is ***** ***** I have an amana szd26ve frig that the fan runs but but the compressor never seems to start. The Ice maker stopped working 6 years ago or so. Really dirty coils. cleaned them. Afraid it may have cooked compressor

Contractor's Assistant: Can you guesstimate how old your Amana is? And just to clarify, what's the exact model?

2000

Contractor's Assistant: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?

Amana szd26ve I am hoping to.

Contractor's Assistant: Anything else we should know to help you best?

Guess not.

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If you touch the compressor is it room temperature, warm, or really really hot?

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
alright
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
It does not get warm.
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Fan runs outside but inside fans do not run. Lights work.
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
I removed the inside cover in the freezer to look. Coils? Not cold and no fan.
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Im hoping not compressor but I think it is.

The fan inside the freezer isn't running because the temperature has gotten warm. The fan next to the compressor is running which means that the compressor is getting power as well since they share the same power. Unfortunately that means that either the overload relay on the side of the compressor has failed, or the compressor has failed. You can try to replace the overload relay first, but if that doesn't work you'd need a new compressor. The overload relay is part number WPW10189190 if you wanted to try that first and it's about $35. This is the plastic box on the side of the compressor.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Thank you. Appreciate the info 5 stars.Can you tell me what a compressor might cost to replace? Id have to have someone do it i beleive.
Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Can you tell me what a compressor might cost to replace? Id have to have someone do it I believe.

That cost is typically about $650 to have a compressor replaced. Not a cheap fix at all I'm afraid and most of the time not worth repairing on older units.

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Customer reply replied 4 months ago
Thank you. Yeah pricy. I appreciate the advice. I will use this again.
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