Unit would not defrost

ApplianceAmana Refrigerator


Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repairLess than 15 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Pliers
Screw drivers


Aug 26, 2009

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After some time of not being sure the problem was this board or not I finally found out some information on the defrost on this unit. If you open the refrigerator door and then manually open/close the door light switch 4 times in 8 seconds and the unit does not go into defrost, then the board needs to be replaced.
I ordered the board and it was here in a few days.
Then I took the grille off the bottom front and there was a small box attached right in front at the top. There are two spring clips that hold it in place. I used pliers to pull them back and pulled down on the box which released it. I was then able to remove the single phillips screw from the top of the box and view the board.
There are several wires attached using female wire ends. I noted the color order and how they matched the markings on the board and then removed each wire with the long-nose being careful to pull on the ends and not the wires themselves.
I then used a phillips screwdriver to remove the 4 screws holding the board in the box.
I placed the new board in and screwed it in place.
Then I attached each of the wires according to the notes I took earlier so they were in the same order.
Installation from here was simply a matter of reversing the procedures above.

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Adaptive Defrost Control Board

Part Number: PS2004546

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