Frige and freezer quit working

ApplianceAmana Refrigerator


Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repairLess than 15 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Pliers
Screw drivers

jamie From long beach, CA

Jun 19, 2012

Two days prior to realizing unit was not cooling I was hearing a clicking sound at the back. My google research told me a clicking sound indicates a problem with the "relay overload". If you remove this and it rattles when you shake it, that tells you it is bad. Mine rattled alot. To start, I unplugged the fridge. Removed the vented panel at the exterior lower rear. Removed the wire clip holding the "relay overload" in place. Unplugged the "relay overload" from the compressor. Note that the "run capacitor" is plugged in to the "relay overload" and they will appear as one unit. I replaced both w/new. I plugged the two together, plugged them into the compressor, plugged the frige in to test and it worked. Put the wire clip earlier removed back in place. Reinstall the vented panel. Push frige back into place.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Relay Overload

Part Number: PS1631335

In Stock

Run Capacitor

Part Number: PS2064175

In Stock