refrigerator would not cool/freeze

ApplianceAmana Refrigerator

Model

Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair30 - 60 mins

Age of ApplianceMore than 10 years

Tools Pliers
Nutdriver
Screw drivers

Jeff From Greenwood, DE

Nov 08, 2009

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After an hour of searching the wire schematic diagram on the rear of the box , i looked for an obvious problem. Once I learned that this unit has a defrost switch built in in the control panel under the kick plate on the front of the unit, I pulled the large box out to reveal the small control panel with diods and computer chips mounted on the board with 8 wires running to that board, I learned that a mouse had somehow gotten into the box and crawled across the chip board, there he was fried and apparently the current continued to flow through his body and when the deterioration process reach acertain point my Amana decided it would not work. It was a very expensive unit and was told it would last 30 to 40 years with maint. So far it has lasted 17 years. Anyway replaced switch and the front handle of the unit while I had it apart for a good cleaning. The handle was a cinch.
Thanks
Jeff

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Outer Door Handle Pad

Part Number: PS2121829

$67.71
In Stock