Amana troubleshooting basics
Freestanding freezers—If your Amana freezer stops working, the issue may be the compressor. Unplug the freezer then use a multimeter to test the pins on the compressor. If there's an open circuit, you'll need to replace the compressor. The issue may also be the start relay.
Dryers—If your Amana dryer won't rotate but the motor still runs, you may need to replace the belt. This will be installed around the drum and onto the tensioner assembly.
DIY tricks you can try on your Amana refrigerator
Your fridge is probably the most frequently used appliance in your home. With regular maintenance, your refrigerator should last more than 10 years before it needs to be replaced. Modern fridges are comprised of a lot of mechanical and electrical parts, so there are issues that can arise from time to time. Two common signs your fridge needs attention are that it's not getting as cool as it should and that it's having cycling issues that cause the fridge to run constantly.
Many fridge issues can be solved via simple DIY methods such as the following:
- Look at the power cord—Make sure the power cord is properly connected to both the wall and the unit itself. Unplug the power cord before checking its connection to the refrigerator. This simple issue is something many people overlook before they call a repair technician.
- Check the thermostat—The thermostat knob can get bumped when you're loading and unloading items from the fridge. Make sure it's not set too high or too low as this could be the source of temperature problems in both the refrigerator and the freezer.
- Inspect the water supply line—Repair or replace the water supply line if water is escaping. This is the most common cause of leaks under and around your refrigerator.
- Level the refrigerator—An uneven fridge is another common cause of water puddling around the appliance. Adjust the leveling legs to level the refrigerator.
- Check for broken parts—If these simple tricks aren't effective, you may need to replace a broken part within your Amana refrigerator.