Warm top refrigerator, cold freezer with frost following Hurricane Sandy loss of electricity for one week.

ApplianceAmana Refrigerator


Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of ApplianceMore than 10 years

Tools Nutdriver

Joanne From Chestnut Ridge, NY

Jan 27, 2013

Just like the video, except those doing this need to know that you'll be lying on your stomach to pull out and put back in the defrost timer, and because the wire for the plug was so short and difficult to remove but worse to plug back in, I had to remove the timer from the bracket and push the plug in before putting the bracket back on. Also the screws for the new bracket are much longer so I used the older screws, which were not easy to put in. As far as the thermostat is concerned, the difficulty was in replacing the evaporator panel, as I realized from looking at where the screws went in, that the smaller panel for the fan had to go first, using at least one screw then bending the panel around it, and in order to put it all back together you either need very long arms or have to get on your side inside the freezer, which is what I did. The fun part was when I realized, post repair, after the 24 hour waiting period at 4 then 5 setting, that the repair was actually working, and because of the great videos and service from this company, as well as the diagnostic help, I would definately use them again. Wonderful website and terrific service. That they want this kind of feedback, which I have always found useful in repairing lots of stuff (the last thing was my power washer), is a big plus. Thanks Parts Select! Joanne

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