Outside of fridge around freezer was excessively hot

ApplianceAmana Refrigerator


Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair30 - 60 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Pliers

Barry From Altadena, CA

Sep 13, 2007

6 out of 7 people found this instruction helpful

Research on the internet showed the problem was either the defrost thermostat or the defrost timer. I decided to replace both.

1. Emptied the freezer into an ice chest

2. Removed shelves, some of which were held in with screws.

3. Removed freezer back panel.

4. Replaced freezer thermostat, very simple, one clip and two wires.

5 Replaced all removed parts. Put food back in freezer

6. Removed and replaced defrost timer from underneath front of fridge, screws were awkward to reach.

7 No more heat around outside of freezer

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Bimetal Defrost Thermostat (Now subbed to Bimetal Defrost Thermostat - 6" Leads)

Part Number: PS1997225

In Stock

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

Part Number: PS2167006

In Stock