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Just replaced our evaporator fan in our Whirlpool Gold fridge on this morning. Its still not working! What could be up?

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  • clintrass Nov 16, 2008

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  • Charles Caldwell May 11, 2010

    Did you replace the evaporator by the direction of someone on here? Your fridge cools the fresh food side by venting cold air from the freezer side by way of a evaporator fan and a duct that has a small door on it. The more you open this vent door, the more it is suppose to cool the fresh food side. The less this door is open the warmer the fresh food side and colder the freezer is. First set the temp setting for both the freezer and fresh food side to mid way. If the evaporator fan is running then the evaporator may be frosted up or ice over and blocking the air flow through the evaporator and will have to be defrosted with a hiar dryer. You will have to check these things. You may have to remove the evaporator cover to check it. This problem is typacal of a blocked evaporator or blockage of the duct that circulates the air. If you find it frosted( not ice ) up badly then there is probably a problem with the defrost system and we well have to troubleshoot it to find the problem.The defrost system fails in three ways. The defrost heater, defrost timer or defrost limit. If it is iced over and blocking the air flow, then you need to check the drain and make sure it is clear. Either the drain is plugged and not draining the water from the melted frost from the evaporator, the ice maker is leaking down onto the evaporator or the ice maker fill tupe is leaking down. Ice and frost form for two defferant reasons. Ice will form only if there is heat present to melt the frost on the evaporator during defrost. if you find that it is the defrost system failer then we need to check it. Let me know what you find. I hope this will help you.



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I am sorry. I ment to type "the evaproator fan."

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