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AFI2538AES12 Amana Refrigerator - Instructions

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The center rail that holds the vegetable bins had broken.

  • Customer: Ted from Cedar Park TX
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required:
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After reading others who did this same repair, I removed the bins and emptied the bottom shelf. Now came the hard part as the glass had not been removed in a long while. It was stuck on with gunk. I removed the top glass and the lower glass by putting hand pressure from underneath and cleaned them. This took the longest time. With the bottom glass in and the top glass out, I snapped in the new piece, the actual repair took about 5 minutes including putting the drawers back in and testing them.

The piece that holds the shelf trim in place was not molded like the other side.

  • Customer: David from San Juan Capistrano CA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
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I put a stainless steel screw into the pantry end cap to hold the shelf trim in place so my pantry drawer would operate.

Refrigerator and freezer stopped cooling. Compressor pump not coming on

  • Customer: Joseph from North Anddover MA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
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I removed the cover panel. There is a clip that holds the relay and capacitor to the pump. Use a screwdriver to pry it off. Unplug the relay. The capacitor is plugged into the relay and they come together which was a surprise, I thought I only ordered the relay. Unplug a cable from the relay. Insert that cable into the new relay and plug it into the compressor. Reattach the clip. One be important instruction. Unplug the refrigerator for at least 8 hours before installation to allow the compressor to cool down. I tried first without allowing the compressor to cool and it did not work. After letting it cool I tried again and it worked like charm. Make sure the refrigerator is unplugged when doing the repair

I replaced the end panel where a plastic hinge pin had broken

  • Customer: Stephen L. from North Palm Beach FL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
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Remove the shelves and the other trays. Use the nutdriver to extract the screws and the panel. Pay attention to the orientation of plastic parts when replacing plastic slides to avoid breaking the plastic slide components. Avoiding too much stress on plastic parts is important.

Tab on the end cap broke off

  • Customer: Bernard from Ashburn VA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
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Remove the pantry drawer door, then remove the pantry drawer. Remove the 2 vegetable bins to gain rom to see and to ease access. Remove the 2 screws holding the end cap to the interior of the box. remove the slide from the end cap and place it on the new one. Reinstall the end cap being sure to have the tabs go into the slots at the back. Make sure the end cap also mates with the tab in the front, Reinstall the drawer and the bins and the pantry door.

The hinge pin broke that holds the door on the full-width vegetable drawer

  • Customer: Leonard from Lexington MA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
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I removed all drawers (including the two above the repair site, removed the left side end cap - it was help in place with only two screws (one screw hole appears never to have had a screw). Swapped out the broken part for the new one, reinstalled the screws, put the drawers back, mounted the operable door to the two hinge pins, and things were fixed.

Replace Pantry End Cap due to the hinge breaking off.

  • Customer: Patricia from Escondido CA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
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I removed salad and veg draws, pantry draw and the two glass shelves. Located and removed the screws holding the pantry side, gently eased the side out and replaced with the new one. Just a breeze to replace and for a 73 old female, pretty good. Thank you PartSelect for speedy delivery of part.

center rail broke

  • Customer: JANICE from FORT PIERCE FL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required:
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Replaced the center rail

My refrigerator light did not work.

  • Customer: Fred from Warwick RI
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers
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After years of using a flash light to check the contents of my refrigerator, I decided to try to fix the problem myself. Replacing the light switch was very easy. The directions were straight forward and I'm sorry I waited so long to tackle the problem.

Hinge snapped off the pasntry end cap disabling the deli door

  • Customer: James from Davie FL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
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This is the second order we have placed from Partselect. It arrived within two days as promised. The repair took about ten minutes and consisted of removing the deli drawer, removing the broken end cap, removing the slide rail from the end cap, cleaning out the area with a sponge, attaching the slide rail to the new end cap and installing the new end cap. The deli drawer easily slides onto the rails and the deli door easilt locks into place within the side rails. We were unable to locate the part locally and from now on, Partselect will be the first place we look for an appliance replacement part.

new maytag filter clogged twice in two weeks no ice or water

  • Customer: Jim from Gleason TN
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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Took out 2nd new filter $43.00 each that clogged in less than 2 weeks each and installed in 2 mins. this bypass and ice and waterr work perfect.Thank you, thank you for your exceptional service ordered part and it came next day without extra charge,great service.

Like many others, the tab broke off that held the drawer in place.

  • Customer: Jerry from Odessa TX
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
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I took out the two shelves that were in the way. Lifted the glass out and set it aside. Since the pantry drawer cover wasn't in, because the tab was broke, I lifted the support beam out, pulled out the drawer and lifted it out. (The pantry drawer just lifts right out, straight up then towards you) I took out the back support beam, it lifts straight up. After that, I used a screw driver to take the pantry drawer glider (part #12) off of the broken one, then I put it on the new one so I wouldn't forget its orientation to the new part. I used a my socket set to take out two (should be three, but mine had two) bolts. I then gently pulled off the part needing replaced, first pulling it to the left, bringing the SLIDE- TEM (part #11) the BAR- TEMP (part #15) with it. Part #11 is held in by a tab at the back, to the left, so when you have the whole thing at the correct angle, it just slides out. (Pulling to the right, when you have the whole piece angled towards the center of the fridge, to the left.) After you get that piece out, you'll be able to clean the bottom of the fridge, it's amazing how much crap builds up on the bottom! (I even found a dead fly, eww! LOL) Taking parts #11 & #15 off of your old piece is easy, two tabs that you bend in on the right side of part #11 loosens it from your old part, then twisting it to take the pieces apart then lifting a few tabs to get #15 off of the old part. Then twisting it again to get the KNOB-TEMP (part #14) off. Pay attention to how you take this apart! It goes back together just like it came off! Attach these pieces to your new piece then it slides right in like you took it out. Slide the back left of #11 into the tab, reinsert the bolts, put your support bars back in, put your drawer in, put the drawer cover back into the new tab you just installed, put your glass in and finally, your shelves. All done!

replace the front floor area grill

  • Customer: william from hooksett NH
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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I took the item from the box and snapped it in...12 sec. job.. what I did like is that I ordered the part,in 5 minutes and recieved the part in 3 days...great !!!! and thank you

Refrigerator stopped working completely.

  • Customer: Lyudmila from Nampa ID
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Just replaced the old Push-On Start Relay and it started to work again.

Light on refrigerator went on to replace filter

  • Customer: CAROL M from TUCSON AZ
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
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Just replaced a water/ice filter..
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