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AFI2538AES12 Amana Refrigerator - Instructions

All installation instructions for AFI2538AES12 parts

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All Instructions for the AFI2538AES12
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crisper drawer center rail broke

  • Customer: Diane from Glendale AZ
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 5 of 9 people found this instruction helpful
Really easy once I figured out which way the rail went in.

I used the repair as an excuse to clean the refrigerator!!

The tab that is used to swing the cover on the lower tray broke off on one side.

  • Customer: Robert from West Chicago IL
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Socket set
  • 3 of 3 people found this instruction helpful
First, I took out the glass tray along with the two slide out compartments that are part of that assembly. Then I used a small socket set to take out the three screws that hold the part in place and along with the part a plastic connector comes out with it that adjusts the temp of the bin area. Line up the holes on the slider and two screws come out that hold the slider to the part. Disconnet the plastic piece in the back that adjusts are flow (press down plastic holders) Reattach the slider, snap the plastic piece on the back and reassemble. Sounds complicated but once you are in there, its self explanatory.

Compressor Locked up.

  • Customer: Edmond K. from Las Vegas NV
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: More than 2 hours
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set, Wrench set
  • 30 of 84 people found this instruction helpful
This is not a repair Job for just any body to do unless you have had some Refrigeration training and some experience !

I have been Certified and Licensed on refrigeration systems small, large and very large
for the past 36 years

Plastic food door hinge broke

  • Customer: Michael from Nesconset NY
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 3 of 4 people found this instruction helpful
Removed the food bins and lower shelf. Unscrewed the end cap. Removed the drawer hinge. Re-installed hing on new end cap. Installed the new end cap. Re-installed drawers and shelf. DONE!

Great graphics on the website helped to correctly idenitfy the required part. Part arrived quickly and well packed. One of the easiest transactions ever!

The plastic wheel broke in half at the right front of the refrigerator.

  • Customer: Ralph from Camillus NY
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 3 of 4 people found this instruction helpful
The good news is that the part (the wheel was available.) I bought two in the event that the other wheel may break in the future. The bad news is that the housing that holds the wheel was riveted together by the wheel axle. It would have been nice to know that before I bought the part and if the housing with the wheel installed was available. The refrigerator was at my summer house a hundred miles away. Anyway, we had to grind the end of the riveted axle to dislodge it from the wheel housing. With the axle dislodged from the housing we were able to install the wheel and then hammer the end of the axle flat to keep in place, like the original rivet installation. It is not perfect but it held and should be fine. I am glad I was able to get the part and will be back in the future, if in need of other parts.

chef's pantry lid was cracked

  • Customer: Darrell from Yakima WA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
  • 3 of 4 people found this instruction helpful
A jar was dropped on the chef's pantry lid and cracked the lid. I unhinged one side of the lid from the pantry drawer by gently pushing outward on one of the hinge pins. The lid slid out easily. I then reversed the process using the new lid and it went in smoothly. Be sure to align the lid so it rests on the shoulder of the pantry drawer. Simple task, no tools, and less than 5 minutes effort. The replacement part was perfect.

Right hand door would not auto close.

  • Customer: Bill from Murphy NC
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 7 of 16 people found this instruction helpful
Removed the top door hinge cover.
Remover the four 12mm hex screws.
Lifted empty door off bottem hinge support.
Removed old door closure.
Put some silicon lub on the new closure and installed.
Reversed the removal steps.

But this did not fix the problem. Will have to remove the door and inspect the inside of the door's lower hinge assembly.

No cooling, compressor not running and was very hot

  • Customer: Miriam from Canyon Country CA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 3 of 4 people found this instruction helpful
Plied off the relay switch with a screw driver. I could not pull it off by hand. Disconnected the wires to it and replaced with new part. Had problem getting the part back on and lining up the pins with the connector. I had to line up one pin and start at an angle and roll the part onto the contact pins.
I was impressed with the one day delivery without paying because it was shipped from a warehouse in California where the repair was made.

fridge and freezer quit working

  • Customer: mike from galt CA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 3 of 4 people found this instruction helpful
noticed the fridge and frezzer were not cold one day.i got on google and typed in the problem and found out the the relay goes bad rather often. was an easy fix. found the parts here on partselect and recieved in with in 2 days of ordering. pulled the old part out put new part in and plugged fridge in and was back up and running with in minutes..thank you partselect....

broken plastic hinge pieces

  • Customer: Claude from Laguna Niguel CA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 3 of 4 people found this instruction helpful
one screw and electric plug and the unit slide out. Slide the new one in and your ready to go.

Middle section between the two French doors was broken by a four year old

  • Customer: Kathy from Ellington CT
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers, Socket set
  • 4 of 8 people found this instruction helpful
We ordered the part by phone at about 4pm on Monday, and it arrived via Fed Ex at 10:30am the next day. WOW. My husband fixed it in about 5 minutes. Removed the old mullion with a socket set thing and screwdriver. Unscrewed the screw, slid the mullion up, disconnected a wider that is inside. Then he lined up the top and bottom plastic parts, reconnected the new wire, slid the new mullion in place, and screwed it on.

Cracked lid, broken hinge - right side

  • Customer: David from Plattsburgh NY
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 2 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
Two phillips head screws out to remove drawer slide. Three screws to remove right side drawer support. New support placed, new lid snapped into place. The right side has an adjustment lever. Re-routing that took the longest. The arm had to be removed and twisted to get the adjustment knob off and on.

Broken plastic hinge holding bottom drawer lid.

  • Customer: Bob from Blair NE
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 2 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
Took the food out. A couple of screw removals. Put drawer lid on and then put the screws in. Nothing to it.

Plastic hinge pin broken on original endcap

  • Customer: ROBERT from Lufkin TX
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 30 - 60 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
  • 2 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
Really easy - Remove drawers, remove glass shelf and associated support rails, remove drawer slide from old endcap, remove old endcap, reverse proceedure installing new endcap - now the hard part, have a cool softdrink while you carry the old endcap and packing material from the new one out to the trash.

By the way - the part got here really fast - thanks for the great service.

Hinge on 'goumet lid' in front broke off

  • Customer: Erik from Cumming GA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 2 of 2 people found this instruction helpful
Wasn't a big deal. Removed the the shelves and glass immediately above the endcap as well as the large 'goumet' draw. Used a nutdriver to remove two screws. Popped off the old endcap and did everything in reverse. Replaced the long clear goumet draw cover that was still intact. Thanks for making it easy!!!!
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