Question about Frigidaire Refrigerators
SOURCE: Fan not working?
You may have a bad Evaporator Fan Motor. You can check with an ohm meter. Caution: Please read our safety information Before working on your appliance, unplug the appliance to avoid an electrical shock hazard. The evaporator fan is located at the back of the freezer. It will be necessary to remove back inside panel of the freezer. Remove any screws that secure the back panel. Next remove any screws that secure the fan or fan housing so that you can access the fan's wiring. Label the wire placement on the fan before disconnecting the wires. Pull the connector off of the fan's terminal. You may need to use a pair of needle-nose pliers to remove the connectors. Inspect the connectors for corrosion. If the connectors are corroded they should be cleaned or replaced. Remove the fan blade from the old motor and place it onto the new fan motor. The Fan blade may slip off the motor shaft. Or the blade may have a spring or "C" clip. Use a slotted screwdriver to pry off the clip Replace the fan onto the mounting bracket and back into the fan housing. Spin the fan to make certain it can turn freely. Replace the rear freezer panel and plug in the appliance.
Posted on Aug 24, 2007
yes, most likely it would be the pump. Have you checked to see if it feels like it is running. What kind of help are you looking for exactly since it seems you have a bit of knowledge on what is wrong.
please let me know, thanks
Posted on May 12, 2008
Had the same problem with a Neon same age as yours. Mine started after driving through a large snow storm that packed snow under the hood. Turned out there is a relay or sensor for the fan that had to be replaced. Once this was done the problem was fixed.
Posted on Nov 19, 2008
please check the rear interior freezer wall to see if there is any ice built up.If yes,that means you have a defrost heater problem.The defrost system consists of 3 components,1)defrost timer,2)the actual heater(which is located right inside the evaporator coil compartment),and 3)a terminating stat(which shuts off the the heater before the heat cycle ends to prevent overheating).There are ways to test this with a volt and amp meter. So,if this is the case,and you need a temporary fix,and I do mean temporary,(3-5 days)you can turn off the fridge for 24 hours and leave just the freezer door open until the ice melts,OR unplug fridge,then remove the interior back panel of the freezer and melt the ice by pouring hot water over the iced up coils(CAUTION:DO NOT POKE IT WITH AN ICE PICK OR ANYTHING,YOU WILL MAKE A HOLE IN THE EVAPORATOR).after ice is melted,reassemble rear panel plug it in,and it will buy you a few days. In a refrigerator, all the cold is produced in the freezer section,then through a small hole in the dividing wall,a small percentage of cool air is blown into the fresh food section.When the coils do not defrost 3-4 times a day like they should,the air cannot pass thru them and no air will be delivered to the fresh food section. Now, if you don't see any traces of ice buildup,you may have the air exchange door in the wrong position.The air door is a little door that determines how much air is passing thru to the fresh food section.Most fridges have the selector with either numbers or letters.Example A-B-C-D-E OR 1-2-3-4-5.Now when this air door selector is in the "1" or "A" position it means the maximum amount of cold air is going to the fresh food section,which in your case,is where you want it to go. Anyway if this is the case with you, after you have made the adjustment,please wait 24 hours to take effect,it's a slow process. I hope these suggestions help you. I know I probably gave more info than you needed to know. Good luck
Posted on Aug 26, 2009
check that the evaporator fan motor ,located in freezer is working.it circulates the cold air.also check that the coils behind freezer back panel are not iced up,this would indicate a lack of defroting due to,timer,heating element,or bi-metal.lastly when the refrig is running those coils should get frost over them all,if not you may be low on refigerant
Posted on Jan 22, 2010
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