Amana Refrigerator Recalls

Looking for a list of Amana Refrigerator Recalls?

We're happy to let you know we've got a complete list of Amana Refrigerator Recalls! No more surfing around the net to try to figure out if your fridge is part of an Amana recall!

In creating our complete list of Amana refrigerator recalls we chose to look all the way back to 20 years ago to give you a complete look at how well Amana appliances have done.

In the end it's surprising to see how few recalls they have actually had (though many models are in each one. The various Amana refrigerator recalls you'll see below are for different possible safety concerns or quality issues.

It seems as if each one was done to affirm Amana's commitment to providing reliable and trustworthy products to its customers.

Seeing as there were more than a handful of recalls we wanted to make sure we covered each one in detail, highlighting the reasons behind the recalls, the number of refrigerators affected, when the recalls took place, and every model associated with each recall.

Plus we've added a few tips on how to better handle having a recalled fridge and what to do when your fridge is included in one.

Most Common Issues for
Amana Refrigerator Recalls:

Amana Refrigerator Recalls

Over the the last 20 years there have been various hazards associated with Amana refrigerators that have led to recalls.

Some of the biggest hazards that have (and haven't) caused Aman refrigerators to be recalled include:

  1. Defrost Timer Failure: Faulty defrost timers lead to excessive frost and disrupt the automatic defrost feature from working.

  2. Compressor Overheating: Faulty compressors that overheat decrease the fridge's ability to cool properly, which can lead to food spoilage and potentially harmful bacteria growth.

  3. Electrical Failure: Amana found an electrical failure that had the potential to cause a Fire Hazard.

  4. Short Circuit Risk: Upon researching issues certain models had the decision was made to recall so as to prevent possible fire hazards.

  5. Ice Maker: The concern with these ice makers had less to do with the lack of not producing ice and instead with the possibility of overheating posing a possible fire hazard.

  6. Wiring Defect: The wiring in question was concerned that it might create a possible fire hazard.

While these issues are hazards have were issues that Amana refrigerators have had before, please know that not all Amana refrigerators have these issues.

If you find your refrigerator has any of the above issues it's always a good idea to check the CSPC website for the latest information on product recalls. Make sure to follow proper usage and maintenance lines for your refrigerator.

Amana Refrigerator Recalls:
Amana Recall List

We've spent a great deal of time making sure to compile the most comprehensive list possible to make, what can be a difficult issue, much easier.

Take your time reviewing our list of the past 20 years of refrigerator recalls we were able to find from Amana. We've done our best to also include affected model numbers and the reasons for the recalls:

Amana Freezer Defrost Timer Recalls

2003 Amana Refrigerator
Freezer Defrost Timer Recall:

Defective freezer defrost timers caused approximately 18,000 Amana refrigerators to be recalled.

Amana identified a potential issue with the freezer defrost timer, which could lead to a failure of the automatic defrost function.

The affected model numbers include:

  1. AFU120
  2. AFU130
  3. AFU140
  4. ARB190
  5. ARB191
  6. ARB210
  7. ARB211
  8. ARB220
  9. ARB221
  10. ARB225
  11. ARB255
  12. ARB2557
  13. ARB551
  14. ARB560
  15. ARB561
  16. ARB565
  17. ARB661
  18. ARB760
  19. ARB805
  20. ARB811
  21. ARB816
  22. ARB821
  23. ARB826
  24. ARB830
  25. ARB835
  26. ARB860
  27. ARB861
  28. ARB865
  29. ARB870
  30. ARB871
  31. ARB875
  32. ARB880
  33. ARB886
  34. ARB890
  35. ARB895

**If you own one of the above affected models, promptly contact Amana's customer service or visit their website to schedule a free repair or replacement. Avoid attempting to fix the defrost timer issue yourself to ensure the problem is resolved safely and effectively.

Amana Compressor Recalls

2006 Amana Refrigerator
Overheating Compressor Recall:

Amana discovered that a faulty component in the compressor could cause the unit to overheat, posing a fire hazard which lead to approximately 21,000 refrigerators to be recalled.

The affected refrigerators have these model numbers:

  1. ABB192
  2. ABB222
  3. ABB252
  4. ABL192
  5. ABL202
  6. ABL252
  7. ABR192
  8. ABR202
  9. ABR252
  10. ABY192
  11. ABY202
  12. ABY252
  13. ABZ192
  14. ABZ202
  15. ABZ252

**Should you own one of the recalled refrigerators, immediately unplug the unit to mitigate the fire hazard. Contact Amana's customer service or visit their official website to arrange for a free repair or replacement. Refrain from using the refrigerator until it has been serviced to ensure your safety and prevent any potential fire incidents.

Amana Electrical Failure Refrigerator Recall

2010 Amana Refrigerator
Electrical Failure Recall:

Amana identified a potential electrical failure in approximately 115,000 refrigerator models, which could result in overheating and pose a fire hazard.

The model numbers we found in this recall include:

  1. AFD2535
  2. AFD2535DE
  3. AFD2535DEQ
  4. AFD2535DES
  5. AFD2535DEW
  6. AFI2538
  7. AFI2538AE
  8. AFI2538AEQ
  9. AFI2538AES
  10. AFI2538AEW
  11. ASD2522
  12. ASD2522DE
  13. ASD2522DEB
  14. ASD2522DEQ
  15. ASD2522DES
  16. ASD2522DEW
  17. ASD2522DR
  18. ASD2522DRA
  19. ASD2522DRB
  20. ASD2522DRQ
  21. ASD2522DRS
  22. ASD2522DRW
  23. ASI2175
  24. ASI2175GR
  25. ASI2175GRS
  26. ASI2275
  27. ASI2275FR
  28. ASI2275FRB
  29. ASI2275FRS
  30. ASI2275FRW

** If your refrigerator model is included in this recall, it is crucial to unplug the unit immediately to eliminate the risk of overheating and potential fire hazard. Reach out to Amana's customer service or visit their website to schedule a free repair or replacement. Avoid using the refrigerator until it has been inspected and repaired by authorized technicians.

Amana Short Circuit Refrigerator Recalls

2014 Amana Refrigerator
Short Circuit Recall:

Amana detected a manufacturing defect that could lead to a short circuit, posing a fire hazard to consumers. Approximately 26,000 units were affected by this recall.

The affected front door and side by side refrigerators with the model numbers:

  1. ABB222
  2. ABB2227
  3. ABB252
  4. ABB2527
  5. ABB2529
  6. ABC2037
  7. ABC2037DTS
  8. ABC2037DTW
  9. ABC2037DTS1
  10. ABC2037DTW1
  11. ABC2037DTS2
  12. ABC2037DTW2
  13. ABC2037DTW3
  14. ABC2037DTS4
  15. ABC2037DTW4
  16. ABC2037DTW5
  17. ABC2037DTW6
  18. ABL2037
  19. ABL2037DTS
  20. ABL2037DT
  21. ABL2037DTS1
  22. ABL2037DTW1
  23. ABL2037DTS2
  24. ABL2037DTW2
  25. ABL2037DTS3
  26. ABL2037DTW3
  27. ABL2037DTW4
  28. ABL2037DTW5

**If you own one of the affected models, it is essential to unplug the refrigerator promptly to prevent any potential short circuits and fire hazards. Do not attempt any repairs or modifications yourself as it may compromise your safety.

Amana Refrigerator Ice Maker Recall

2018 Amana Refrigerator
Ice Maker Fire Hazard Recall:

Amana identified a potential fire hazard caused by overheating of the refrigerator's icemaker module in approximately 7,000 units.

The affected refrigerators with the model numbers:

  1. ABB1921
  2. ABB1922
  3. ABB1923
  4. ABB1927
  5. ABB1929
  6. ABB2221
  7. ABB2222
  8. ABB2223
  9. ABB2227
  10. ABB2229
  11. ABB2521
  12. ABB2522
  13. ABB2523
  14. ABB2527
  15. ABB2529
  16. ABL1921
  17. ABL1922
  18. ABL1923
  19. ABL1927
  20. ABL1929
  21. ABL2021
  22. ABL2022
  23. ABL2023
  24. ABL2027
  25. ABL2029
  26. ABL2037

**If your refrigerator model is part of this recall, take immediate action by turning off the icemaker to eliminate the risk of overheating and fire. Contact Amana's customer service.

Amana Refrigerator Wiring Defect Recall

2021 Amana Refrigerator
Wiring Defect Recall:

Amana discovered a wiring defect that could lead to overheating and pose a fire hazard in certain refrigerator models. This recall affected approximately 7,800 models.

The model numbers that were included in this were the following model numbers:

  1. ABB1921BRM
  2. ABB1922FEB
  3. ABB1922FED
  4. ABB1922FEW
  5. ABB1924BRM
  6. ABB1924BRW
  7. ABB1924BRB
  8. ABB1924BRQ
  9. ABB1924BRS
  10. ABB1924BRJ
  11. ABB1924BRK
  12. ABB1924BRV
  13. ABB1924BRZ
  14. ABB1927BRB
  15. ABB1927BRS
  16. ABB1927BRQ
  17. ABB1927BRW
  18. ABB1927BRV
  19. ABB1927BRM
  20. ABB1927BRR
  21. ABB1927BRP
  22. ABB1927BRJ
  23. ABB1927BRK
  24. ABB1927BRV1
  25. ABB1927BRV2
  26. ABB1927BRV3

**If your refrigerator is included in this recall, unplug the unit immediately to prevent any potential wiring-related overheating and fire hazards. It is crucial to refrain from using the refrigerator until it has been inspected and repaired by authorized technicians.

Please note that while we've done extensive research we cannot guarantee that these are a complete and comprehensive list of every Amana refrigerator recall by Amana over the last 20 years. These were the recalls & models we were able to find. If your model isn't listed in one of the recalls above make sure to contact Amana directly.

Amana Refrigerator Recalls:
Where to Start

Should you be concerned that your refrigerator is a part of a Amana refrigerator recall, here's a list of steps you can take so you can know for sure what's going on with it.

  1. Check: Contact the Consumer Product Safety Commission or CPSC keeps up a database of all product recalls including those related to Amana refrigerators. You can search for the model number of your refrigerator on the website to see if it's been recalled.

  2. Contact: if you are unable to find information on the CPSC website or have questions about whether refrigerator is affected by a recall go ahead and call Amana directly. In all honesty this is the only place that you will know for certain if your refrigerator has been part of a recall and if so they can tell you what else needs to be done plus give you instructions on what to do.

  3. Take Action: If your refrigerator is part of a recall, then follow the instructions exactly as provided by Amana or the CPSE. This may include having your refrigerator repaired or replaced, depending on the nature of the recall. Just make sure that you don't do something different, such as hiring your own repairman to fix an issue that needs to be fixed by a certified Amana repairman. Doing something like this can quickly make your warranty and any recourse null and void.

  4. Practice Safety: Whether or not your refrigerator is part of a recall it's always smart to take proper safety precautions when using and maintaining your refrigerator. These type of suggestions are similar to what you find from the manufacture recommendations on cleaning and maintenance as well as usage plus being aware of any potential hazards as electric shock or fire.

Overall it's important to take any concerns about the safety of your Amana refrigerator seriously and to take action if necessary to ensure your safety and the safety of your family.

Amana Refrigerator Recalls:
Steps to Replacing Old Fridge

If your current refrigerator has been recalled the thought of finding a new one can feel a bit overwhelming. Here are a couple of tips to help you make the right decision for you:

  1. Check for Recalls: By now you're a pro at looking for recalls on refrigerators so before you buy a new fridge make sure the one you want isn’t part of a recall.

    The last thing you want to do is get one that has already had a recall but the good news is they (hopefully) would’ve already fixed the issue. Remember to check the CPSC website or contact the manufacturer directly.

  2. What do really you want/need?: Now that you're starting all over it's important to get 100% clear on what you want and need in your next one. Start by looking at your current refrigerator. What did you love about it and what it was missing?

    You'll need to be able to answer questions like:

    -How much room do I/we need?

    -Do I want it to be a counter depth or deeper?

    -How energy efficient do I want it to be? Will I get a rebate for buying one and not another?

    -Which features do I really need and which ones would I absolutely love?

    These can be things like a water dispenser or ice maker (regular or special ice), or do I want a smaller door to be able to open to take out drinks? If you’re a techie do you want your fridge to be connected to the internet with a screen on the front to remind you to buy eggs or let you watch the news while you make your morning coffee. And these are just the tip of the iceberg of bells and whistles you can find.

    What refrigerator that fits my budget?

    While we completely understand needing to scrimp and save on your refrigerator though don’t forget that hopefully you'll keep this fridge for the next 7 to 20 years. So when you’re choosing be honest with yourself on what you want. The last thing you need is to be kicking yourself every time you go to your refrigerator for not getting that bell or whistle that you really wanted/needed

  3. Read Reviews: You had to know we were going to bring this up. Try to find reviews of the refrigerator models you're considering. If you can find them they will show you it’s reliability & durable plus hopefully the real performance is like.

    The hardest part is finding a review is corporate entities like Consumer Reports spend a long time to come up with their reviews. While we’re so grateful that they are so meticulous with their testing, it’s very frustrating because most of the time the review is posted after the refrigerator is no longer being sold. This is why we love getting reviews from actual owners as well.

    When/if you find a negative reviews on a fridge remember that negative reviews are posted 10 times more often than positive ones. (When have you ever gone online to sing the praises of any appliance that did exactly what it promised?) A bad review doesn't mean the refrigerator is all bad – just that person had a bad experience. It’s in seeing many negative reviews on a fridge that we take it seriously.

  4. Compare Prices: Often prices are the same across all retailers but once in a while we are surprised that they aren’t. The same refrigerator model can truly vary from retailer to retailer.

    Also remember to check if there are any sales on or coming soon (they often pair them with holiday weekends), or rebates that you can take advantage of. Simple things like these can help you get a great price.

  5. Buy From a Reputable Retailer: Buying a refrigerator is a big purchase whether you're spending $900 or $9000. This is why you want to buy from somewhere you can trust. Having reputable customer service and support is always a plus. This way should you have any issues in the future it can make the whole experience a much easier one.

Overall, taking time to research and compare your options will help you find one that fits your needs and budget.

Amana Refrigerator Recalls:
Not Part of a Recall

There’s few things more frustrating than having a fridge that has problems that the company doesn’t have in a recall. If you find yourself in this situation with an Amana refrigerator that’s not part of any of their recalls here's what you can do:

  1. Contact Amana Customer Service:
    Just because your fridge isn’t in their recalls that doesn’t mean they aren’t up to helping you. Amana’s customer service is still there to help you troubleshoot the issue to fix it and possibly find out if it can be repaired. They are there to:

    1) Help you figure out what the problem is over the phone
    2) Give you solutions to possibly solve it
    3) Make sure you find a certified repair person to fix it.

  2. Schedule Repair Service Appointment:
    If you can't seem to get a solution over the phone with their customer service people then we recommend you schedule a repair appointment with either Amana directly or an authorized repair center. Should your refrigerator still be under warranty often Amana covers the cost of the repair.

  3. Replacement Options:
    While many refrigerators are repairable, sometime the cost to fix can be quite high, close to that of a new one. Should this be the issue you're dealing with, then you may want to seriously consider replacing it and getting a new one.

    (Remember while you’re fixing one issue if your fridge is older there could be other issues on the horizon for this fridge.)

  4. Take Proper Precautions: Until you’ve fixed or replaced your fridge you’ll want to practice safety precautions when using it. These can be anything from making sure that the food stays cold so that spoiled food won’t make anyone in your house sick to keeping flammable things away from it should there be a possible fire hazard. You’ll want to periodically check it for any kind of signs of malfunction or more possible damage.

Overall, it's essential to make sure you take care of anything going on with your refrigerator as soon as you're aware of it to keep you & your family safe.

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