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yes if you can barely touch blade and it stops the fan motor is bad. While replacing conderser fan motor be sure to clean dust from condenser coil.Then as regular maintiance clean coils twice per year.
I had the same problem. The frezzer worked but the fridge was not getting cold. What I have learned is that the frezzer make the fridge cold, so if the frezzer is working then something is blocking the cold air to get into the fridge. Most likely ice. The air come in at the bottom of the inside of the fridge next to the frezzer. Pull everything out of the frezzer, then unscrew the plannel that runs along the back and you see if there is ice. If so turn frezzer off and dry out the frezzer. I used hot water.
Cut everything off for a few minutes then turn it back on and listen for a click from the compressor relay as the compressor tries to start. Is the compressor motor running.If no check starter/overload relay. Check to see if the condenser fan at the back underneath near the compressor is running. If no check fan.
Are the condenser coils near there warm or room temp. should be warm
Is the evaporator fan in the freezer running. It blows cold air into the fridge side through a damper in the wall between the freezer and fridge. Make sure the damper is open.
Below the evaporator fan is the evaporator coils. Remove the back cover in the freezer to observe the frost pattern. Light frost everywhere(NORMAL) or a partial pattern of ice(LOW ON FREON) or nothing(LOW FREON OR COMPRESSOR PROBLEM).
check your damper vent door located between the fridge and freezer and make sure its opening up to let cold air into the fridge,also check the evaporator fan motor and make sure its operating to blow the air around the inside of the unit
you have a defrost problem,you could have a bad thermostat,a bad timer or addaptive defrost board,you didn't send model number so i can't tell you what you have there or a bad heater,you need to take off the back wall inside the freezer,and read out the heater and thermostat to see what's bad,and melt out all the ice,if you want to send model number i can look it up for you,also when you open the freezer door do you hear the fan blowing,if not you could have a bad evap fan motor
Check to see if interior fan motor is running and blades are forcing cold air down to the lower section. New fan motors can be ordered from repairclinic.com or local parts house. Also look for blocked air ducts at back of cabinet.
is the noise like a hum? touch the compressor if it is really hot, suspect relay/overload combination defective touch the little line that comes out of compressor if cold, suspect the above. if you change the relay/overload combination, and works fine there's your problem. hope to se of some help.