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Rs2630ww How can I tell if the fan on the back is not functioning. The center column is very hot. Secondly, if the fan is not working, is that part of the warranty? My fridge is ~14 months. thanks. dlee

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  • sdesai Nov 09, 2007

    Tempratures inside the freeze is warming up does not seem that it is working anymore, but the light is ON.

  • bmajor Apr 14, 2008

    freezer is getting warmer and the back of the fridge is hot fan not spinning ice maker stopped producing ice 2 days ago and the wall that divides freezer from fridge is burning hot

  • gfong Apr 28, 2009

    HVACRH20 was absolutely correct. The compressor was overheated on my rs 2630 and the compressor fan was the cause. Very easy fix.

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You should be able to see the fan spinning if you look under the frige with a flashlight to the back or feel air flow (tissue paper helps) coming from underneath it. As for the center column, if you mean the divider area between sides, that being real hot means the compressor refrigerant is overheated. It should be warm to touch not hot. Sounds like your condensor fan is out or packed full of dust bunnies and not spinning. The compressor will overheat and "trip" the thermal overload on and off so you do need that cooling fan. All the underside of the frige needs to be clean and clear of hair, pet fuzz, etc. in order to cool properly. The fan is likely out of warranty but they are cheap and easy to replace by a homeowner.

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