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AFI2538AES12 Amana Refrigerator - Instructions

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Broken rail

  • Customer: Joseph from Mountain top PA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
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I replaced the broken part. There was one bolt to loosen with a nut driver. I disconnected the original wiring harness, reattached the new harness and reinstalled the hinges, which simply slide into place. Then I reinstalled the small bolt I had removed with the nut driver. The job was with no problems.

door slamed and broke the two pins on deli tray end caps

  • Customer: james from lake worth FL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
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broke pins wed. morning ordered end caps wed. afternoon parts arrived next morning at 9:30 had it fixed by 11:30 30min repair time and i'mm 77years old. Out standing service. Removed veg. trays removed glass above deli tray removed broken pantry end caps installed new end caps two screws each.Very easy,took less than 30 min. Thanks

Broken tab on right side of meat/cheese lid

  • Customer: James from Dewitt MI
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 1- 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
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1.remove upper cold storage bins 2.rremove top glass on lower storage meat/cheese bin. 3.remove trim parts from front and rear 4. remove bin 5. remove trim pieces and slider mechanism from right side and back. 6. replace with new parts. 7. clean out gunk which accumulated on bottom of fridge. 8. reassemble in reverse order 9. Took longer than anticipated...over one hour.

Moved into a new apartment and this part was missing from the refrigerator so the bottom crisper was not functional.

  • Customer: Linda from Biscayne Park FL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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Was a very tight fitting part and it had to be gently tapped into place.

stopped chilling

  • Customer: Dave from Harrisville UT
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I did a Google Search for a 1998 Whirlpool ED22RF, looked for trouble Isolation procedures. Don't remember the web sites but two parts were mentioned namely the timer and the thermal relay. After making sure it was unplugged I removed the back lower insulation panel, removed the red wire from the relay located on the left side of the condenser and unplugged the relay. I examined it for physical damage before checking with an ohmmeter and found the thermal relay sounded like it was full of sand when I shook it. So we found PartSelect and searched for the thermal relay and found an exact picture with the part number and ordered the part. We received the $30 part 5 days later. Only took 15 minutes and two tools to install. Thank you for saving us a few hundred dollars.

compressor clicks on for about 5 seconds and then shuts off, evaporator fan is running but no cooling in the fridge.

  • Customer: Scott from Jay ME
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Disconnect power. Remove back panel on the refrigerator. Relay and overload is a modular unit attached to the compressor. Disconnect module from compressor, install new unit. While you're in there clean the condenser coils with a vacuum and clean the fan and condensate pan. Reassemble, and you're chillin. Total time approx. 15 min.

CENTER RAIL END TAP SNAPPED OFF, AND CRISPER DRAWER BROKE HINGE TAB

  • Customer: William from Ridgely MD
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
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REMOVED BOTH VEGGIE CRISPER AND LOWER CENTER CRISPER, REMOVED GLASS SHELVES, REMOVED BROKEN SIDE PANTRY END CAP TWO SCREW, TWO WERE MISSING. HARDEST PART WAS TO REMOVE THE REAR ADJUSTABLE PIECE AND INSTALL ON NEW END CAP. GLAD I TOOK MY TIME AS THE CENTER RAIL WILL PROBABLY HAVE TO BE REPLACED AGAIN. POOR DESIGN, NUMEROUS OTHER COMMENTS SAY THE SAME THING. BEST PART OF THE REPAIR WAS ORDERING FROM PARTSELECT.CO, SHIPPED ON TIME AND ORDERING WAS EASY WITH COMPLETE PARTS DIAGRAMS.

Broken tab holding the bottom drawer cover in place

  • Customer: Richard from Naperville IL
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Removed the drawers and glass. Removed two screws holding the end cap in place. Reversed process for new piece. Really really simple. Don't pay somebody else to do this.

peg to flip lid to drawer broke

  • Customer: brett from arvada CO
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
biggest time was the cleaning of the area ;-) for the actual work it was less than 10 mins to replace. remove the three screws and there are two tabs on the back of the replacement part that you need to line up with the slots in the back and it simply snaps in place - put the screws back and you're done

broken hinge pin for deli drawer cover

  • Customer: Robert from Minneapolis MN
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I followed instructions provided by others on this page. I can't believe how easy it was.

Left side pin to hold lid on bottom drawer was broken

  • Customer: James from Brentwood TN
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Removed lower drawer and two drawers above the section to get to the left side guide. Removed screws on old guide and installed new guide. Placed drawers and new cover back into the refrigerator. Done!

Heard Ticking every minute - Fridge/Freezer not Cold

  • Customer: Chris from Bellingham WA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Replaced the start relay in about 5 minutes and plugged the fridge in and it started working. Easy repair to get fridge working again.

left side pin broken on pantry end cap

  • Customer: Terry from Anaconda MT
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Removed all plastic drawers and glass shelf. removed two screws holding the part to the side. Removed the slider metal part and placed it on the new part. Reversed the process, project complete.

Broken plastic dowel

  • Customer: Jerry from LA CA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I unscrewed three screws and took off broken side. Then I unscrewed three screws and removed and replaced drawer slider. I then replaced old side with the new one.Thanks you for making this so easy.

no instructions, but none were needed for the particular part.

  • Customer: Isaac from Gonzales LA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
I simply snapped it into place, removing the protective covering during the process. Although the cost of the part was higher than expected for a simple piece of clear molded plastic, the whole job took about two minutes total. And, moreover, the part arrived two days earlier than I anticipated.
All Instructions for the AFI2538AES12
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