Model #ABB2227DEB AMANA Bottom-Mount Refrigerator

  • Refrigerator Door
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  • Freezer Door
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  • Controls
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  • Refrigerator Shelving
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  • Interior Cabinet & Freezer Shelving
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  • Evaporator Area & Rollers
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  • Compressor
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  • Cabinet Back
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  • Optional Ice Maker Kit Ic11b P1328003w
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Q:

I have an Amana Fridge, model number ABB2227DEB that will not defrost in the freezer part.

A:

Having issues with your appliance can ruin your day. While you are waiting on an expert to answer your question, I suggest you set service with a Sears technician. I have attached the link below. Hope this helps!

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Dezeray -
October 30, 2012
A:

Hi,

Thank you for your question, and I would like to answer the question this way.
No sir the voltage to the defrost heater is 120 volts AC. Check the meter setting and place on volts AC.
The voltage comes from the jazz control board. On the way to the heater, the voltage passes through the defrost bi-metal first, then on to the heater. There is a orange wire that tells the board the bi-metal is closed and the heater should be on. I will give you a test to run and you can check the volts on the red wire and the orange wire. Use the white wire for the neutral.

Always unplug or de-energize electrical equipment before removing covers or attempting service. Be careful and wear appropriate hand protection when working around sharp metal parts

NOTE: You should only check live voltage if you are completely confident in your technical ability to safely measure it. Wear proper safety equipment (electrical safety gloves and safety goggles) when checking live voltage.

I hope this is helpful. If I may be of further assistance please include more details in a reply to this entry below.
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Bill__W -
Sears Technician
October 31, 2012
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Hi Bill, I am an electrician so I am used to checking voltages. When I checked the voltage across the connectors for the heater, that is where I read 12 v. which I thought was strange. I replaced the defrost heater bi metal strip with a new one previous to my first statement and as I mentioned checked the continuity of the heater. I did not do an ohm check. This is where I discovered the low voltage. My problem is the freezer works fine for about 6 weeks then it frosts up causing the fridge to get warm. This is why I am not sure what could be causing the problem? Any other ideas please let me know? Should I change the main board that controls the heater? It is expensive.

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glenn -
October 31, 2012
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Glenn, When the heater is on and defrosting the amp draw should be in the area of 4 amps ,if the power is 120 volts AC the resistance is 29 ohms. If you read 12 volts AC there then the voltage to the heater was way down 80-90 volts or less to get that reading. Use your amp clamp and check the amp draw . I think you will find it low and this is giving you the incomplete defrost and it, it time freezes up the coils completely.

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Bill__W -
Sears Technician
November 01, 2012
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Hi Bill, I just checked the fridge and got 30.9 ohms on the coil. The voltage across the htr coil is only 11 volts AC. I did not do a amp check. If I am only getting 11 volts what could be the problem? I did remove the bi metal switch to check the voltage incase it was causing a problem? Thanks for the help so far. Cheers, Glenn

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glenn -
November 03, 2012
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Yes there should be either 120 VAC or 0 VAC depending on if it is opened or closed. Sounds like the problem.

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Bill__W -
Sears Technician
November 05, 2012
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So do I have to change the control board or what is my problem that I am getting this low voltage? What should I replace?

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glenn -
November 05, 2012
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If you have 120 VAC going into the board and the relay is dropping 11 volts across the relay contactors, it would be the board.

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Bill__W -
Sears Technician
November 05, 2012
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