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FREEZER IS WORKING BUT REFRIG IS SHOWING "SPOILAGE"

MY MODEL IS FRT18S6AB

FOUND THAT FREEZER FAN WAS FROZEN WITH ICE, AND REMOVED AND THAWED OUT BUT FAN WASNT RUNNING COULD THE FAN BE BURNT OUT? WHAT ELSE COULD THE PROBLEM BE? THANKS

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Hello bbvlillis ,
Welcome to fixya.
I'm Huuum and happy to assist you,

You said, Your MODEL IS FRT18S6AB . And you FOUND THAT FREEZER FAN WAS FROZEN WITH ICE, AND you REMOVED AND THAWED it OUT BUT the FAN WASNT RUNNING.
and COULD THE FAN BE BURNT OUT? WHAT ELSE COULD THE PROBLEM BE?

I feel the fan motor is probably burned out from trying to run while frozen.
But the ice formed possibly for one of these reasons.
1.There is some air leak from the outside that you can not see with your eyes.
2.The power was off for some time while you slept or were at work and you did not notice it, but the melt dripped on the fan and froze it.
3.the temp control switch is bad.
4. OR the thermostat is starting to go!
How old is this 18 cubic foot ,Black fridge of yours?
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Here is an interesting report I just read!
Repair or replace?

When to pull the plug on your old refrigerator

It nearly always makes sense to undertake simple do-it-yourself repairs,
such as replacing a gasket on a refrigerator or a freezer.

Typically, you'll also find a troubleshooting section for more-serious problems
in the owner's manual.

Should you pay for a repair or buy a new model?
The answer depends mostly on the age of your refrigerator,
how much you bought it for,and the cost of the repair.

Follow these guidelines:

When a repair makes sense.

If your refrigerator is under warranty or less than four years old (three years for top-freezers),
paying for a repair makes sense.
Note that refrigerators under warranty might require service from a factory-authorized technician;
readers have found them on a par with independent repairers.

When a repair might be a wise choice.

If your refrigerator is out of warranty and is four to seven years old,
it might make sense to pay for a repair. Customers generally pay $100 to $200 for a repair.
But you might want to buy a new model even at this stage,
given that today's models are quieter and have added features.
Higher energy efficiency is another plus: Energy Star-qualified models made after April 28, 2008,
are 43 percent more efficient than conventional models built before 2001 and 56 percent
more efficient than those built before 1993.

When it pays to replace.

The repair costs more than half the price of a comparable new refrigerator.
Data also shows that it doesn't pay to fix a less-expensive top-freezer refrigerator
six or more years old or a bottom-freezer or side-by-side eight or more years old.

Thanks to better recycling programs, less than 10 percent
of a refrigerator you replace is likely to end up in a landfill.

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Thank You, HUUUM

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Dont know about your model but some fans wont run if door is open.. Hold the light switch as if the door is closed. My best guess if the defrost timer or the mullion heater is shot..

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