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Fan / Compressor runs constantly

Fan Compressor never shuts off, runs constantly 24/7 ???

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  • Dagney Oct 03, 2008

    SubZero 550 runs constantly.  Food cold.  Freezer and Refridgerator door fans do turn off.  This fan - I believe to be the compressor fan - runs 24/7 even when the doors are open.

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Condenser fans (the fan next to the compressor) do run all of the time. That is normal.

Posted on Jun 17, 2009

  • alaskasail Nov 24, 2013

    If it's normal, is it necessary? Can we hook it up to run only when one of the compressors is going? We live in a *very* quiet location and the noise of the fan is substantial.

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The side door is getting hot


Hello,
Pull the unit out away from the wall. Remove the bottom cardboard or metal cover that covers the compressor area. Assure that the compressor fan is working usually when the fan is not working the sides of the unit will start to heat. If the compressor fan is not working shut the unit off until the compressor cools. I have used a box fan while leaving the cover off on a unit to keep the compressor cooling while I had to wait for the new compressor fan motor to come in. DO NOT RUN THE REFRIGERATOR IF THE FAN IS NOT WORKING UNLESS YOU HAVE SOMETHING TO KEEP THE COMPRESSOR COOL like a fan constantly blowing on the compressor. If you have any further questions message me back and please remember when our chat has fully concluded to rank how this opinion has helped in your appliance situation it allows me to continue helping others in similar situations in the future. Thanks
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I have a kitchaide side by siide refrigerator 7 yrs old. i have been noticing burning smell coming from refrigerator (not inside) when i walk by refrigrerator it smells like burnt wires burning. i dont...


Hello,
Just went through the same thing only with a water leak also. The root of the issue was a computer board which shut down a cooling fan which is supposed to cool the compressor. A repair technician stated the warning signs are a constantly running unit and the center divider between the freezer and refrigerator is hot to the touch. As far as the smell and water leak. The waterline was laying against the compressor which registered at 174 degrees which melted the line and caused the leak. I guess your compressor could just be very hot also.
This line was after the valve so the only time it leaked was when the ice maker refills or one dispenses water. Access is easy pull unit out and remove lower panel on rear of unit. fan , compressor and line all visible At first he thought it was just a cooling fan but after further testing found it was a control board. The big problem is this causes a small unnoticeable water leak which over time does a great job at damaging wood floors, etc. Short term fix while waiting for parts is to shut off water and place a small fan pointed at compressor, this did reduce temp of divider and now it doesn't run 24/7.
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Is it normal for the fan to run all of the time? Even when the compressor is off.


Good day,
If it is a beverage cooler, then yes, that is normal. It allows the temp to remain constant from top to bottom. Domestic refrigerators as a rule shut the fan off with the compressor, but on most any commercial cooler regardless of it's application keeps the fans running all the time.

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a ballance spring may be broken inside the compressor.

The compressor will run normally with a broken spring it will just be annoying when it shuts down.

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My Subzero Condenser fan runs constantly - but coils are clean


If it is similar to mine at home (Model 550) the condensor fan is designed to run continuously, even when both the freezer and refrigerator are shut off. There is no control or switch in the fan circuit, so it just runs whenever the fridge is plugged in to the wall. It uses about 56 watts.

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Most evaporator fans run all the time. This is mainly to use the air flow to assist in melting off any frost build up during the compressor off cycle. If that fan shut off with the compressor the coil will have a tendency to freeze up. :)

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