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Condensor fan not running

Refrigirator was not cooling ,evaparator fan ran on and off,evap door ran on and off , mother board was clicking I replaced . Now everything works fine except the condensor fan is not running.Is this a fan issue or a temp board how do I check this. There does not seem to be correct votage at fan what should that be. Thanks jon

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1. GE is replacing many defective boards free of charge. Check with them to see if you are qualified.
2.The start relay should be closed when refrigerator is de-energized.
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Matt, sounds like you have a main board problem here. The main board is on the back side of the refrigerator. If you are handy with a meter you can do some checks. Is the clicking relay coming from the main board? If it is, than it's more than likely your problem. First check the voltage from connector J7-9 (orange wire) to blue harness to the left, terminal marked line. This should have a steady 120V, no fluctuation. If you don't have this, replace the board. You want to make sure that the condensor fan motor and evap fan motor are not shorted. A shorted motor will take out the board. At the fan motors harness, with the power off, if you read less than 1K ohms between white to red or white to yellow it's bad. This is for both the evap and condensor fan motor. The part number for your board is. WR55X10543...Catriver..post back.

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