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AFD2535FES (AFD2535FES0) Amana Refrigerator - Instructions

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Ice maker leaking water dripping into the bin and freezing the dispensing unit

  • Customer: Richard from Port Orange FL
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
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I checked the part number and an exact replacement was ordered. The old unit was removed and what I failed to note was that the water supply hose for the new unit entered from the side. Further examination showed a small "break-out" piece at the rear of the unit. but I still had to do something about the hole in the side. I used a piece of metal tape to close off that hole, trimmed it to size, and installed the unit. It was really an easy install after I figured out what to do about the hole. Evidently, this unit is mounted on the side of the freezer compartment in some models. Reading the reports of others was a big help.

The ice maker was leaking into the holding container and had black chips of paint or plastic from the inside of the icemaker

  • Customer: Gerald from Waukesha WI
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
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Installation was really easy since the replacement part was identical to the OEM part. Removed the three mounting screws with a nut driver. This allows one to remove the icemaker from the wall and disconnect the wire harness plug from the icemaker. I never unplugged the harness from the rear wall of the refrigerator. Put the new icemaker in place, making sure to place the water fill tube in the proper hole. Plugged the wire harness into the new icemaker and tightened the three mounting screws. The icemaker worked perfectly from then on with clean ice cubes and no leaks.

Old ice maker worked irratically and finally quit for good.

  • Customer: Richard from Peoria AZ
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
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I followed the video and advice from the many others on this site and only have a few additional comments. First, the decorative cover on the front of the old unit is held on with two plastic teeth on the top and bottom of the cover. This was not at all apparent and it took me awhile to figure it out. I used a sharp knife to pry up the top edge until the teeth lost their grip on the metal notches in the old unit. Second, don't try to pull the cables out of the front of the old unit before removing that cover. It is held in with a plastic snap that must be depressed after the cover is removed. The video does a good job explaining how to remove the old metal arm and attach it to the new unit so that it will recognize the ice level in the bucket. Finally, don't bother looking around the web site for a button that enables you to add to these comments. You'll be contacted by email in a week or two for that.

Ice maker not making ice

  • Customer: JOHN from SAINT PETERS MO
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
First of all, I do not consider myself very handy. Most of my simple home repair projects include at least 2 trips to the local hardware store and take twice as long as they probably should. So if I can do this anyone can. For once, rather than just blindly throw new parts at a problem I did check the water pressure to the icemaker first and then even tested the icemaker with a multi-tester to determine what was wrong. I had $5.00 mulit-tester in my workbench but had never actually used it before, so I found step by step instructions on another website on how to test the motor and it turned out that one of the circuits in the main motor was in fact bad. Since the motor was around $80.00 dollars and the Whole unit that's inside your freezer is about $120.00 I decided it was best to just go ahead and replace the entire unit rather than just the motor. From what I saw online normally replacing an Ice maker is fairly simple. Remove 3 screws swap the prewired plug along with the metal arm then just reinstall it. Somehow whenever I try a home repair it's never that simple. First of all, our freezer is on the bottom so removing the screws holding the ice maker meant that I had to climb over, around and under the freezer shelves in order to get to the ice maker itself. Also one of the screws is not visible from the front so I had to hold a mirror in one hand while I tried loosening the screw with the other. Since the metal arm that turns off the ice maker is not included in the replacement it had to be moved over. Of course it was stuck, so it did take a little time to get it loose because I was being careful not to bend it and have to order another one. Finally installing the new icemaker meant once again that i was climbing over under and around the basket in the bottom level freezer. There is probably an easy way to remove the entire drawer but I couldn't find the release tabs so when just pulling harder on the drawer didn't work, I thought it best to just work around it. Still all in all, not a difficult job, just a little time consuming. The guy in the video did the swap in about 6 minutes, it took me about 45.

water filter 1 year old. Light bulb burned out.

  • Customer: Chuck from Harbor Beach MI
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required:
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Unscrewed old water filter. Screwed in new filtr. Moved lense off track. unscrewed bulb. Screwed bulb. Slid lense back in.

Ice and Water Filter needed to be replaced.

  • Customer: Louis from Covington KY
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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I snapped the cover plate to the filter open. Pulled the filter down and twisted counter clock wise to take filter out. I installed the new filter in by inserting the filter and tuning clock wise to secure the filter. I flushed the water for about two minutes and then allowed it to be put back into service.

Needed to install new window a/c unit

  • Customer: Alice from Ocala FL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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Placed in window and pulled out sliders.

Installing the Ice and Water Filter

  • Customer: Daniel from Chicago Heights IL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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Take filter out of the box and open the refrigerator. Open the housing in the frig that holds the filter and twist the light-blue piece 1/4 turn, counter-clockwise. (Put the light-blue piece in a safe place.) Take foil away from filter. With 1/4 turn in the clockwise direction, twist the filter into its position. Let five gallons run through the system to get fresh, filtered water.

Needed to replace the ice filter

  • Customer: Charlotte from Texarkana TX
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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Opened the refrigerator door, pulled down the filter cover, twisted the old one out and removed it. Placed the new one in - twisted it into place, replaced the cover and closed the door. It is working great!!

Ice machine was not making ice

  • Customer: William from Grafton MA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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Changed the ice and Water filter, works great...

Replaced ice & Water filter, but message on refigerator still shows "Replace Filter"

  • Customer: David from Portland OR
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required:
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As per instructions to replace filter

Part came in as Maytag not whilpool

  • Customer: Chris from Oxnard CA
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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Called service numbr and they said they were the same company- Part would fit.

Needed new water filter

  • Customer: Amy from Florissant CO
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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So simple I couldn't believe it! Twist out the old filter then twist in the new! Easy Peasy!

Not getting any water

  • Customer: Wilbur from Clayton NC
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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Thought I needed a new filter. Did not solve the problem. I returned the filter to PartSelect as per instructions. Will order from PartSelect when I need parts.

water filter

  • Customer: Robert from Roundrock TX
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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All Instructions for the AFD2535FES
691-705 of 961