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AFI2538AES Amana Refrigerator - Instructions

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Compressor would not start

  • Customer: Raymond from Chicago IL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
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Unplug Refrigerator remove lower back panel to expose compressor.Unplug Capactor relay assembly,Plug in new start assenbly,and then the refrigerator to elect'outlet .Compressor srarted right up . Real easy fix simple tools to perform change out. Thanks!!! Saved a bunch of $$$$$ .

broken tray rail

  • Customer: Thomas from Janesville WI
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
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this was an easy repair. most of the work involved emptying the regrigerator so the shelf bracket could be removed and replaced. acual repair only took 10 minutes. Next time I clean the erfrigeratoe I will be more carefull with the shelves so nothing gets broken. Orereing from your web site was very easy, and having the model number, I'm sure, also helped. very fast delivery on the part I needed

Automatic ice maker was not working properly

  • Customer: Donna from Tucson AZ
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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We had an Appliance Repair service come to fix, and they replaced the ice maker and the water valve, but ice maker was still not performing properly. We use RO water to fill the ice maker and because the water was also going through the charcoal cartridge, there wasn't enough water pressure to completely fill the tray. Plus charcoal filter was probably clogged. The original Blue Bypass Cap was nowhere to be found and I even called Kitchenaid to get one. They were of no help. But found your site, and found the part I needed. And best of all, ice maker is not jamming and is now making real ice cubes, not hollow, thin ones. And the water dispenser is now working too, so am very happy that such a small thing, fixed the big problem. Who knows, a clogged charcoal filter may have been the whole problem from the start.

The Ice and water filter was old. Had to replace.

  • Customer: Debora from Avon OH
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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I unscrewed the old filter and screwed the new filter in the way the instructions said. I have done this before with no problems. Easy fix.

The tab that holds the lid over the bottom deli door broke off and the lid would not stay in place

  • Customer: Frank from Pomona Park FL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
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I removed the bottom drawer, the two upper drawers and the glass that covered the lower drawer. Took three screws out of the left side pantry end cap and replaced it with the new part. New end cap in place, put the drawers back in, put the cover back on and it works like a charm.

Pantry cover hinge broke

  • Customer: Daniel from Caldwell ID
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
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Repair was helped by reading what others shared with similar issue helped a lot. First remove all bins and glass pane. Use the nut driver to remove three screws that hold the pantry. Be careful while removing it from refrigerator. There a an vent control that clips onto back side of refrigerator and attaches to pantry end cap. Remove this piece, be careful as not to break it. This piece ( the guts) attaches to the slide piece that attaches to the controller, remove carefully by turning it to align the slot tab. Then remove the pantry sliders by two screws by using your nut driver. Reverse these steps for reinstall. Then place completed unit into refrigerator, by clipping the back vent control, don't forget the square foam gasket. Then slide the pantry end cap into place, pay attention to the front of the end cap as you may need to slide into the clip to lock in place. Then screw in the three screws, careful not to tighten to much, as it might crack.

Refrig door lights began flashing and the ice maker door began to cycle every 5-10 seconds

  • Customer: Alan from Elgin SC
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
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Called the repairman. He told me it was $80.00 to come look at it and determine what was wrong. I told him what was wrong but he told me that he would have to check it and then they would send a repairman to fix it. Total phone repair estimate if I was right was $450.00 to ?. I went ahead and ordered the part from PartSelect even though I have zero expertise in this kind of repair. The part arrived in two days. With trepidation, I pulled the refrig away from the wall, unpluged the electric, and removed the cover plate on the back (10"x10" bright metal plate).I Followed the directions that were sent and replaced the board. Total time for this part of the job was 15 minutes. Programming the board was a little harder for me and it took me about an hour to figure it out. Well worth what little effort it actually took, $300 bucks in my pocket not the repair guy's.

the left side pivot broke off

  • Customer: John from New Market AL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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I removed the lower shelves and then the left hand mount, 2 screws. Installed the new part, replaced the cover and the shelves.... done. very easy to do. the parts arrived ricki tic

Deli drawer pin broke

  • Customer: Robert from CINCINNATI OH
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
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I was skeptical when others said it took about 5 minutes to do this repair, but they were right. The hardest part is emptying the fridge enough to get drawers out. After that it's a matter of removing a few screws, and putting the new piece in. Really simple!

Switch Replacement - NO Brainer

  • Customer: Chester from Country Club Hills IL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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Switch - It Snaps In. 1st, Very carefully pry out the old Switch along the Rectangle Body Edge with a "non sharpe butter knife" 2nd, grasp the edge of the wireing harnest and pull apart from switch assembly(seperate) 3rd, align cable harnest with New Switch and Push Firmely into place and 4th, carefully Push Complete Assembly back onto Refrigerator Wall - DONE!

I broke the post which the "deli door" pivots on

  • Customer: Wes from Toledo OH
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
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Undid two screws and replaced the broken part, very easy

Vegetable container Center Rail of my Maytag Refrigerator was broken. So I was facing difficulty to place the containers properly in position.

  • Customer: Mike from League City TX
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required:
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I bought the Center Rail and installed it as mentioned below:
1. Open both doors of the Refrigerator fully.
2. Take out the top glass of the box holder and keep it in a safe place.
3. Place one end of the new Center Rail on a slot located in the middle of the frame.
4. Slide the other end from any side and place it on the other slot.
5. Make sure that the entry side of the Center Rail should be in the front.
6. Now put back the glass on the top and it is ready to hold the vegetable container again.
7. Just role the vegetable container slide moving up and down so that the roller sets in Center Rail then push it.

Broken door switch and beverage door cracked

  • Customer: Jon from Whitefish MT
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
The beverage door was easy. Just pop out the old and in with the new. The light switch was just a small challenge. Getting the old one out was a little tricky using a putty knife, as directed, after a screwdriver wouldn't quite so it. Once out, the new switch hooked up and went in quite easily. Now, on to the icemaker, a bit more of a challenge.

Broken drawer tab

  • Customer: Monika from Sioux Falls SD
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
My 3 year old broke the tab, so I ordered the new piece. My husband installed it, but I was right there watching. Very simple fix. No issues at all. One thing I loved is that the shipping was super fast! I did not request any expedited shipping, but as fast as it came you would've thought I had. I know this is a website I will be purchasing future replacement products from!!

replaced water filter

  • Customer: james from kansas city MO
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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followed instructions on box
All Instructions for the AFI2538AES
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