20 Most Recent Amana ABB2223DES Stainless Steel Bottom Freezer Refrigerator Questions & Answers

see if there is a heater element that is not working any error codes?

Amana ABB2223DES... | Answered on Mar 22, 2018

Check that the vent opening inside the fridge is not blocked. Depending on the age, some of them now have a filter that needs to be changed periodically. RepairClinic.com or Sears sometimes are able to give you an answer over the phone as to what else to check.

Amana ABB2223DES... | Answered on Feb 04, 2018

Your compressor is bad .Need to replaced, a way to test is unplugged the compressor and see if it stays on

Amana ABB2223DES... | Answered on Dec 28, 2017

Good Afternoon, My name is Houston and thank you for using FixYa! Your defrost system is made up of three components: defrost heater, defrost thermostat and defrost timer/control board. Since you have the ABB2223DES Amana the defrost timer is incorporated into the electronic control board (P/N: 12868513) which is located behind the control panel in the refregerator section. Unfortunately, it is in the $100 range, so let's hope that it is either the defrost heater (P/N: 67001794) - approximately $30 - and is located on the right side of the evaporator (the coils in your freezer section). If you have access to an ohm meter, you can test it by disconnecting and doing an ohm check - anything but an open or infinity reading usually means it is good. The last item is the defrost thermostat which is located near the evaporator (P/N: 12001937). It can also be checked with an ohm meter and the normal readings are 28-48 ohms. 10_4_2011_7_26_31_pm.jpg

Amana ABB2223DES... | Answered on Oct 04, 2011

You have a defrost problem. If you drop the back panel and have a full coil of ice. Then you have a defrost problem. If you only have half of coil of frost. Youhave a sealed system problem. More than you can handle you will need a tech. Ok if you have a defrost problem you thaw with a hairdryer. You should unplug and melt all the frost. Then you have about 7-10 days that the box will work. This will allow you some time to get it fixed. Hope this helps

Amana ABB2223DES... | Answered on Aug 22, 2011


Many times a freezer and/or refrigeratordo not work right because of a dirty condenser coil...there are also many otherthings that can go wrong. If you are hearing a clicking or buzzing thencheck out the last two tips.

If your refrigerator is running but warm, then...

Check out these tips that I wrote about that... it is a great place to starttrouble shooting your unit...and something that you can do rather then callinga repair person to do a simple thing for you...

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Amana ABB2223DES... | Answered on Aug 02, 2011

Sound like a you have a door seal problem, if you get warm air in a freezer for too long will cause the air to crystalize and look like someone took a snow blower and blow it inside. Simple repair is to empty unit a unplug unit to thaw completely, but this could take 24 hours or so to do this. and towels inside unit to prevent leaking on to the floor. Either way you need to remove the frost so the unit will start working again.
After clearing the ice out, you will restore air flow inside the unit and things should return to normal, also check door seal to assure complete seal is made to prevent this in the future..
Good luck, be-careful it can contain all lot of water, for water the floor.....

I’m happy to help further over the phone at https://www.6ya.com/expert/gere_bf68e6055dd61249

Amana ABB2223DES... | Answered on Jul 21, 2011


As the weather is getting warmer for many people their freezer2_bing.gif and/or refrigerator do not work right because of a dirty condenser coil...

Check out this tip that I wrote about that... it is a great place to start trouble shooting your unit...and something that you can do rather then calling a repair person to do a simple thing for you...





Amana ABB2223DES... | Answered on Jun 03, 2010

bad defrost times and or heater look nere the cold control timer is close buy it might be hiddin if you find it use a flat screwdriver and turn it slowly till you here frig turn off and lissn for heaters to come on you will hear them sounds like it shorting out sound

Amana ABB2223DES... | Answered on Jun 26, 2009

hows the freezer?? is only the refrig warm and freezer still frezzing?? if so id open the freezer door and listen for a fan motor, it should be spinning to circulate air to the top sect(refrig). if not on sounds like a bad fan.. if the fan is on but the rear panle is completly iced over, sounds like a defrost issue

Amana ABB2223DES... | Answered on Nov 16, 2008

Hello Dennis;

My name is Peter. I am a retired field service technician.

You did not provide a model number. So, I am going to speak in general. It sounds like you have a bad or stuck contact switch. Or, you ice dispenser handle is broken and activating the dispenser.

You contact switch will look like the following:


There are two slots on the bottom of the dispenser frame for a flat head screw driver. Pop the bottom out. The rest of the frame is held by plastic tabs. Push in the sides to remove the frame.

Ground yourself by touching something that is steal. Static electricity will knock out a board. Remove the board. You will see the contact switch.

Send me the model number and I can be more specific.

Go into the following web site and put in your model number for diagrams and the part number.
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Amana... | Answered on Jan 08, 2020

Check the plastic drainage tray atop the coils at the bottom underneath. You probably will find a smelly stew waiting to be drained into the sink. Follow up by scrubbing the tray clean.

Amana... | Answered on Dec 02, 2019

That can be two things.

1. Condensation

2. The evaporator is in there behind the grill with a small fan. It freezes up and has a defrost which causes water. That water runs into a drain, your drain is blocked or the fan isn't working.

28 years old, you are due for a new one.

Amana... | Answered on Oct 21, 2019

This appears to be a reference to the defrosting component of a Amana freezer. Let's just assume that it is not a problem with the freezer door seals. (If the seal is not a tight seal when the door is closed, you have melting occurring and the the freezer trying to compensate by refreezing, yielding a lot of icing in the compartment. This is what happens if you over stuff the freezer and the freezer door does not quite close firmly, as well.)

The Amana defrost thermostat might be defective or have become dislodged for some reason. If defective, it would require replacement. But let's say it is not defective. The defroster didn't work when there was too much ice buildup. This could cause the molex connector in the thermostat to contract, breaking the connect activating it. One user "fixed" this problem by putting aluminum foil inside the molex connector.

If the theromostate became dislodged from its "attachment point", one would need to know the model of the freezer know where that point was. https://www.applianceblog.com/mainforums/threads/amana-defrost-thermostat-installation-location.27405/

There are videos describing replacement of the thermostat in some Amana's. You can find such on YouTube. I just can't promise that replacement would fix the problem.

Amana... | Answered on Oct 04, 2019

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