compressor not cycling on/compressor not pumping refrigerant

ApplianceAmana Refrigerator


Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repairLess than 15 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Nutdriver
Screw drivers

keith From sarasota, FL

Jan 20, 2011

14 out of 15 people found this instruction helpful

Using a nut driver I removed the lower back panel to gain access to the compressor.Removed a clip that held Run Capacitor and Overload Relay in place on the compressor.I removed the capacitor first then pulled the relay off from the compressor.Then I unplugged the wire harness from the relay.This job is very simple if you have original replacement parts in hand to re-install.PartSelect provided me with the exact replacement parts...
Update: My refrigerator has been running 6 weeks now.Soon after I sent the note above I had a Technician check for refrigerant in the system.There was none!The Technician,who replaced my evaporator-heater in November failed to plug properly the port on the compressor.So,this thing is now running better than before.It now makes ice in the same container at the same setting,in 6 hours instead of 8 hours.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Overload Relay

Part Number: PS1631123

In Stock

Run Capacitor

Part Number: PS2064175

In Stock