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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.

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.

leaking at tube where water filter is

  • Customer: Jodi from St. Clair Shores MI
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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you snap out old part pull waterline out of tube going down to the back and unplug tube on top connection ,,that was tricky ,,revirce for new part but you guy should make the water tube attachment on the water line match what is out there that you buy at the stores .I had to go back 3 times to get the right part to get my water line to connect with yours ..

center rail for vegetable and fruit drawer was broken

  • Customer: Mary from St.Charles MO
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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Removed both drawers and glass shelf just above the drawers. Center rail just fit into place. Replaced glass shelf and both drawers. Took no more than 5 minutes.

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
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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.
All Instructions for the AFI2538AES12
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