Amana freezer troubleshooting

Amana is a brand owned by the major American corporation Maytag. Amana Refrigeration produced its first refrigerator in the 1936. Since then, Amana products have a great popularity, both in the United States and worldwide. The trademark Amana currently produces refrigerators, freezers, climatic systems and other household appliances. Below you will find a table of Amana freezer troubleshooting system.

Amana AZF33X20DW freezer troubleshooting

PROBLEMRECOMMENDED SOLUTIONS
Freezer Will Not OperateCheck that the freezer is not running an automatic defrost cycle. Check that it is plugged into a grounded 3 prong outlet.
Check that the temperature control is turned on.
Replace the fuse or reset the circuit breaker.
NOTE: If problems continue, contact an electrician.
Lights Do Not WorkCheck that it is plugged into a grounded 3 prong outlet.
Check that the light bulb is tight in the socket and is not burned out.
Water in Defrost Drain PanIt is normal for water to drip into the defrost drain pan when freezer is defrosting.
When humidity is high, it is normal for water in the defrost pan to take longer to evaporate.
Motor Seems to Run Too MuchCheck that door closes properly.
Defrost and clean the freezer to remove excessive frost.
Adding a large amount of food warms the freezer causing the freezer to run longer to cool back down. If this is the situation, wait approximately 6 to 8 hours to allow the freezer to reach the correct temperature.
Get all items out at one time, keep food organized and close door as soon as possible.
Check that the condenser coils are clean.
Check that the door gasket is sealed all the way around. If not, contact a qualified person or technician.
Check that space around freezer meets air circulation requirements.
NOTE: If none of the above, your new freezer will run longer than your old one due to its high-efficiency motor.
Temperature Is Too WarmCheck that air vents are clear.
Get all items out at one time, keep food organized and close door as soon as possible.
Adding a large amount of food warms the freezer causing the freezer to run longer to cool back down. Check that the temperature control is set correctly for surrounding conditions.
The Door Will Not Close Completely or Is Difficult To OpenCheck that there are no food packages blocking the door.
On some models, check that the shelves and basket are in the correct position.
Check that gaskets are clean.
Check that the freezer is stable.
Freezer Makes Loud Buzzing/ Clicking SoundIf the freezer has recently been plugged in or turned on following a defrost or product move, or if there has been an extended power failure, turn off the temperature alarm for the next 24 hours.
Adding a large amount of food warms the freezer. It can take several hours for the freezer to return to normal temperature. Turn the temperature alarm off for the next 24 hours.

Amana AQU2027BR freezer troubleshooting

ProblemPossible Cause
Freezer too warm. Compressor not operating• Freezer temperature set too warm
• Defective compressor
• Defective overload or relay
Refrigerator too cold• Refrigerator temperature set too cold
• Chefs Pantry control set too cold or misaligned allowing freezer air to escape into refrigerator section
• Freezer temperature set too cold
• Restricted condenser air
• Refrigerant shortage or restriction
• Refrigerant overcharge
Freezer too warm. Compressor cuts off on overload• Heavy usage
• High ambient
• Restricted condenser air
• Defective condenser fan motor
• Loose or missing condenser fan blade
• Improper voltage
• Defective relay or overload
• Compressor motor winding
• Non-condensibles in system
• Refrigerant overcharge
Freezer too warm. Compressor operating• Freezer temperature set too warm
• Restricted condenser air
• Defective condenser fan motor
• Opened door
• Heavy usage
• Defective freezer fan motor
• Opened defrost thermostat
• Opened defrost heater
• Loose or missing freezer or condenser fan blade
• Heavily frosted evaporator
• Refrigerant shortage or restriction
• Inefficient compressor
Refrigerator too warm• Refrigerator temperature set too warm
• Freezer temperature set too warm
• Return air or air supply duct blocked
• Chefs Pantry control set too warm or air supply tube blocked
• Heavy usage
• High ambient
ProblemPossible Cause
Freezer too cold• Freezer temperature set too cold
Long off cyde• Low ambient
• Freezer temperature set too warm
Short off cycle• Heavy usage
• High ambient
• Freezer temperature set too cold
• Light constantly on
• Poor door gasket seal
Long or continuous run cyde• Heavy usage
• High ambient
• Inadequate condenser air flow
• Freezer temperature set too cold
• Loss or restricted refrigerant
Short run cycle• Light usage
• Low ambient
• Freezer temperature set too warm
Exterior cabinet condensation• High humidity. Design accepts beads of water on cabinet exterior after 4 hours with 0° to 2°F (-18° to -17°C) freezer food temperature and 38° to 40°F (3° to 4°C) refrigerator food temperature in 84% R.H. conditions.
• Freezer temperature set too cold
• Poor door gasket seal
• Insulation void

Amana P1179620W freezer troubleshooting

ProblemCause/Solution
Is the power supply cord unplugged? Plug into a grounded 3 prong outlet.
Has a household fuse blown or circuit breaker tripped? Replace the fuse or reset the circuit.
Is the ON indicator not illuminated? There is no power to the freezer. Check the power source.
Is there power to the freezer, but the ON indicator is not illuminated? The indicator light may be burned out. Call Service to replace the indicator light.
Is the COMPRESSOR indicator not illuminated? The indicator illuminates only when the compressor is on. The compressor cycles off and on to maintain the desired temperature.
Is the room temperature hotter than normal? Expect the motor to run longer under warm conditions. At normal room temperatures, expect your motor to run about 40% to 80% of the time. Under warmer conditions, expect it to run even more of the time.
Has a large amount of food just been added to the freezer? Adding a large amount of food warms the freezer. It is normal for the motor to run longer in order to cool the freezer back down. Add no more unfrozen food at one time than will freeze in 24 hours — approximately 2 to 3 lbs (0.9 to 1.4 kg) per cubic foot of freezer space.
Is the lid opened often?Expect the motor to run longer when this occurs. In order to conserve energy, try to get everything you need out of the freezer at once, keep food organized so it is easy to find, and close the lid as soon as the food is removed.
Is the lid not closed completely? Push the lid firmly shut. If it will not shut all the way.
Is the lid gasket sealed all the way around? Contact a qualified person or a technician.
Is the lid opened often? Be aware that the freezer will warm when this occurs. In order to keep the freezer cool, try to get everything you need out of the freezer at once, keep food organized so it is easy to find, and close the lid as soon as the food is removed.
Has a large amount of food just been added to the freezer?Adding a large amount of food warms the freezer. It can take several hours for the freezer to return to the normal temperature.

Amana ESU20JW freezer troubleshooting

TOPICPOSSIBLE CAUSESOLUTION
ClickingFreezer control (A) clicks when starting or stopping compressor.Normal operation
Defrost timer (B) sounds like an electric clock and snaps in and out of defrost cycle.Normal operation
Air rushing or whirringFreezer fan (C) and condenser fan (D) make this noise while operating.Normal operation
Gurgling or boiling soundEvaporator (E) and heat exchanger (F) refrigerant makes this noise when flowing.Normal operation
ThumpingIce cubes from ice maker(some models) drop into ice bucket (G).Normal operation
Vibrating noiseCompressor (H).makes a pulsating sound while running.Normal operation
BuzzingIce maker water valve (1) hookup (some models) buzzes when ice maker fills with water.Normal operation
HummingIce maker (J) is in the ‘on’ position without water connection.Stop sound by raising ice maker arm to ‘off position.
Compresser (H).can make a high pitched hum while operating.Normal operation
Hissing or poppingDefrost heaterfK) hisses, sizzles, or pops when operational.Normal operation
Freezer control and lights are on, but compressor is not operating.Refrigerator is in defrost mode.Normal operation Wait 40 minutes to see if refrigerator restarts.
Crisper drawer temperature is too warmControl settings are too low.
Freezer controls are set too low.
Drawer is improperly positioned.Drawer is improperly positioned.
Refrigerator does not operateRefrigerator is not plugged in.Plug in unit.
Freezer control is not on.Freezer control is not on.
Fuse is blown, or circuit breaker needs to be reset.Replace any blown fuses. Check circuit breaker and reset if necessary.
Power outage has occurredCall local power company listing to report outage.
Refrigerator still won’t operateUnit is malfunctioning.Unplug refrigerator and transfer food to another unit. If another unit is not available, place dry ice in freezer section to preserve food. Warranty does not cover food loss . Contact service for assistance.
Food temperature is too coldCondenser coils are dirty.Clean according to cleaning instructions in your owner’s manual.
Refrigerator or freezer controls are set too high.
Food temperature appears too warmDoor is not closing properly.Refrigerator is not level.
Check gaskets for proper seal. Clean, if necessary, according to cleaning instructions in owner’s manual.
Check for internal obstructions that are keeping door from closing properly (i.e. improperly closed drawers, ice buckets, oversized or improperly stored containers or foodstuffs, etc.).
Controls need to be adjusted.Controls require adjustment
Condenser coils are dirty.Clean according to cleaning instructions in your owner’s manual.
Rear air grille is blocked.Check the positioning of food items in refrigerator to make sure grille is not blocked. Rear air grilles are located under crisper drawers.
Door has been opened frequently, or has been opened for long periods of time.Reduce time door is open. Organize food items efficiently to assure door is open for as short a time as possible.
Allow interior environment to adjust for period the door has been open.
Food has recently been added.Allow time for recently-added food to reach refrigerator or freezer temperature.
Water droplets form on outside of refrigeratorCheck gaskets for proper seal.Clean, if necessary, according to cleaning instructions in owner’s manual.
Humidity levels are high.Normal during times of high humidity.
Controls require adjustmentControls require adjustment
Water droplets form on inside of refrigeratorHumidity levels are high or door has been opened frequently.Humidity levels are high or door has been opened frequently.
Check gaskets for proper seal.Reduce time door is open. Organize food items efficiently to assure door is open for as short a time as possible.
Clean, if necessary, according to cleaning instructions in owner’s manual.
Refrigerator runs too frequently (continued)Controls need to be adjusted.Controls need to be adjusted.
Door is not closing properly.Refrigerator is not level.
Check gaskets for proper seal. Clean, if necessary, according to cleaning instructions in owner’s manual.
Check for internal obstructions that are keeping door from closing properly (i.e. improperly closed drawers, ice buckets, oversized or improperly stored containers or foodstuffs, etc.).
Unit is leaking waterPlastic tubing was used to complete water connection.Amana recommends using copper tubing for installation. Plastic is less durable and can cause leakage. Amana is not responsible for property damage due to improper installation or water connection.
Ice forms in inlet tube to ice makerImproper water valve was installed.Check water connection procedure in your Installation Instructions. Self-piercing and 3/i6” saddle valves cause low water pressure and may clog the line over time. Amana is not responsible for property damage due to improper installation or water connection.
Water pressure is low.Water pressure must be between 1.38 and 6.89 bar to function properly. A minimum pressure of 2.41 bar is recommended for units with water filters.
Water flow is slower than normalFreezer temperature is too high.Freezer is recommended to be between 0 to 2°F (-18 to -17°C).
Water pressure is low.Water pressure must be between 1.38 and 6.89 bar to function properly. A minimum pressure of 2.41 bar is recommended for units with water filters.
Improper water valve was installed.Check water connection procedure in your Installation Instructions. Self-piercing and 3/i6” saddle valves cause low water pressure and may clog the line over time. Amana is not responsible for property damage due to improper installation or water connection.