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AFI2538AEW Amana Refrigerator - Instructions

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Broken pin that holds the pantry flip door

  • Customer: Anthony from Donaldsonville LA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
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Removed large lower drawer, removed contents from the lower shelf, removed the two produce drawers, removed glass shelf. At that point you will be able to remove the three screws from the left side pantry end cap. A slight upward and forward motion will release the side pantry end cap once the screws are removed. Once the side pantry end cap is removed, two screws will removed the drawer track. Note: you will have to slide the drawer track one way or the other to align a small hole to find and remove the hidden screws. The process was reversed to install the drawer track and side pantry end cap, etc. The actual removal and installation of the new side pantry end cap took less than 10 minutes. I was very pleased with the ease of ordering and speedy delivery of the part from PartSelect.com

Fridge died overnight - replaced overload cap & relay - working again

  • Customer: Ramakrishna from Charlotte NC
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
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initial research suggested that relay is common failure point -opened back panel and found that relay was "truly smoked" - black soot came out when I removed it and shook it also checked that the compressor itself wasnt damaged using the resistance check across pins and also from pin to outer cover - determined that the compressor seemed OK and fault likely isolated to relay - - overload cap seemed to be ok - but decided to replace entire unit (relay and cap) - ordered on partselect.com - video showing how easy repair was very helpful - replaced it - and DONE!

Ice dispenser door flapping, control board flashing

  • Customer: Kevin from York PA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
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Seems like a common problem from other reviews. Mine happened at 2AM on a Saturday. The freezer continued to work, fridge did not. I was able to take the 2 screws off the front plate (under water catch) and unplug the wires on right hand side to stop flapper from flaping. Real easy repair to replace HV board. Justunplu the unit and remove small silver cover from back of fridge, disconnect the bad one and put in the old one- 4 connections. Plug back in fridge and then follow program instructions included. Back up and running within 15 minutes of getting the part. Pay the extra for overnight delivery unless you want to live out of a cooler for 2-3 days.

Broken pin

  • Customer: Teresa from Dothan AL
  • Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
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The right hand pin that holds the liftable clear door over the lowest drawer broke. It is a molded piece, so the whole right end cap had to be replaced. The large lower drawer, the two smaller drawers above it and the glass divider/shelf all had to be taken out. The end cap was removed using a 1/4" allen wrench hand driver, and the whole assembly had to be angle out at abour 45 degrees to release a connect temperature control slide from a slot in the back of the refrigerator (I was not expecting that, but it was not hard to free it). Several pieces had to be removed from the orginal end cap and placed in the same position on the new unit. I did this without looking at any instructions (of course), and it took a few minutes to figure out how to get it apart. Previewing instructions would not be a bad idea for those who don't want to figure out the puzzle. Reassembly was easy, and I then just reversed the process to put the fully assembled unit in its' place, put the drawers and shelf in and reattach the liftable door to the pin.

Unit hummed, buzzed, and compressor did not run

  • Customer: Peter from San Jose CA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers
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You just take the back panel off (8 screws with hex heads), disconnect one wire harness, pull off the relay, and push on the new one. Easy peasy. Getting the wires off was the only tricky part, they clip in place so you have to pry the retaining clip loose. Unfortunately, it turns out our compressor is shot so replacing the relay did not fix the problem.

one of the fan blades was broke causing it to vibrate

  • Customer: michael from westminster SC
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
removed the back cover unplugged the unit removed the old fan blades installed the new easy to pull off and easy to install

A buzzing noise coming from compressor area lasting 8-10 seconds followed by a click.

  • Customer: Nathan from Gilbert IA
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Pliers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
My 8 year old Maytag side-by-side started having a buzzing sound coming from the compressor area that lasted around 8 to 10 seconds which was followed by a "click" sound. It would repeat every 3 minutes or so. From what I read, the Overload/Relay with Start Capacitor was the likely culprit. I got it replaced tonight but unfortunately, the same problem is occurring. The downside is I likely have a bad compressor (not worth replacing after cost of parts and labor) and wasted $60 on the Overload/Relay with Start Capacitor. Partselect's service though I would say is top notch. I received the part within two days of placing the order and my order confirmation email even had a link to a youtube video detailing the installation. That was very helpful. I just wish I was looking at a $60 fix vs a grand for a new fridge! Oh well, live and learn....and no more Maytag.

plastic tabs that hold pantry drawer to broke

  • Customer: Heidi from Helper UT
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required:
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Easy to repair right side took a bit longer due to the temperature adjustment on that side.

Blinking control panel lights ice flapper opening/closing

  • Customer: Katherine M. from Seabeck WA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
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Pulled out unpluged ref. took off panel door in back with nut drivers , removed clear plastic panel cover from tabs, pulled the 4 release clips on wiring harness connectors from HVB, no need to mark them as they are matching connectors and cord lengths. Using your flat blade screwdriver, push the small fingers on one of the tabs away from the HVB and using
your finger, or the 2nd flat blade screwdriver, GENTLY pry the side of the HVB toward you enough to clear
the fingers on the tab.Repeat the last step for the 2nd tab holding the HVB in place
GENTLY and evenly pull the left hand side of the HVB out of the clip and then slide it out from the slots on the right. Installation is just the reverse of removal. Programing the code took longer than the remove/install procedure , we wound up using the old 4 digit code inside the refrigerator, you also need to have both doors open during the code process and it would not take the numbers right off it seemed to have the need to accept the new part for like 10-15 minutes . It's been in a week now and no problems sure beats paying $300+ for the maytag repair man.

Pin was broken

  • Customer: William from Las Vegas NV
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
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Removed all three drawers and the glass shelves. Unscrewed the pantry end cap and disconnected the humidity control parts (no tools needed for this part) and installed them on the new part. Screwed the new end cap to the refrigerator and installed the glass shelf, the drawers and the lift up cover for the bottom drawer. This is a first for me to respond to a request for information on installation. I do so because I found the entire process easy, convenient, accurate and the part was delivered as promised. Thanks for a new "favorite".

Drawer lid tab broken

  • Customer: Matt from Federal way WA
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
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It was very easy. Remove the lid and drawer. Remove the pantry end cap screws then remove the assembly. You will need to remove the long arm that controls the temp, take note as how it fits in the clips. Next, carefully twist the temp control, again taking note on how it came out. Assemble the same way in reverse, start with the control, then the arm, then screw it back into place.

Broken crisper lid pin

  • Customer: John from Pflugerville TX
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Nutdriver
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I followed the instructions that I got from this site. Removed the drawers and glass shelf which opens up a lot of room to work. I would have been through a lot sooner but it took me a few minutes to figure out that the bar on the rear wall of the refrigerator is the is the key to removing the control slide on the fornt of the panel. Once you remove that bar and remove it from the slide on the side of the panel you can then remove everything. Once I figured that out it was a snap.

Water dispencer, ice maker and refrigerator not working

  • Customer: Lorraine from Beavercreek OH
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
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I replaced the low voltage board behind the water dispenser and the dual water valve but this did not correct the water/ice problem. The freezer worked great but the refrigerator did not work at all. I replaced the Motor Fan and this did not fix the problem. The last thing to replace was the high voltage electric board in the back. This fixed all the problems. All the parts were very easey to replace. Amd the directions that came with the parts and on the web site we great.

Center rail for vegetable bins broke

  • Customer: Terri from Cromwell CT
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: Less than 15 mins
  • Tools Required:
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The part arrived quickly. All I needed to was take off the shelf above, remove the bins and click the new center rail in place. Easy as pie!

Pantry Door Right hinge broken

  • Customer: michael from wake forest NC
  • Difficulty: Really easy
  • Time to Complete: 15 - 30 mins
  • Tools Required: Screw drivers
  • 0 of 0 people found this instruction helpful
Removed 2 screws on the right side for the steel drawer glider and 2 screws for the bracket. Very easy.
All Instructions for the AFI2538AEW
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