Refrigerator & freezer not cooling / freezing

ApplianceAmana Refrigerator


Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Screw drivers
Socket set

Ken From Birmingham, AL

Sep 13, 2007

13 out of 13 people found this instruction helpful

First of all, I do not have a history of repairing appliances or even the knowledge of what all the parts are named or how it all works. That said, please excuse my other than technical explanation of the repair. After reading a few posts, I decided to order the two parts and give it a try. The Defrost timer was easy to remove - two screws to remove the housing and two screws to remove the timer. The bimetal defrost thermostat was an easy installation - after removing the cover plate (back of freezer section) I removed the two wire caps that was connecting the existing thermostat to whatever it connects to - I guess the heating element and ? I was a little confused because the replacement thermostat had more wires that the existing one. I decided to cut away the extra wires and connect it just like the old one was connected. I didn't work at first and I was about to call in a pro. I turned the defrost timer knob and everything started to work. It has worked beautifully since and I got to brag a little to my wife - that was short lived because she reminded me of the other "stuff" that needed to be fixed! Thanks to the folks that posted before me - it helped me understand the problem and the repair.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Defrost Timer (Now subbed to Defrost Timer Kit - 120V 60Hz)

Part Number: PS2167006

In Stock

Bimetal Defrost Thermostat (Now subbed to Bimetal Defrost Thermostat)

Part Number: PS2167866

In Stock