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A motor fan running.........is not the fan

Sounds like a fan motor running constently........i have looked at the fan and it is not the fan motor.........is there a fan in the compressor that could be running?

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  • jimsenne Dec 31, 2008

    It does not look like it is the fan by the compressor. I listened closely to this fan and it did not seem to be the one making the noise.



    When I turned down the temperature control in the freezer, the noise stopped. When I turn up the temperature control the noise starts again and continues to run.

  • jimsenne Dec 31, 2008

    We have played around trying to find the source of the noise. When we turn the temp control in the freezer up, the fan and compressor on the bottom of the fridge start running. It sounds like the noise may be coming from this fan. How easy is this to replace? It looks like the electrical wire is hardwired into a small box attached on the back side of the compressor.

  • jimsenne Dec 31, 2008

    The fan does run. The sound it is making is like a vibrating motor. It is hard to tell where the sound is coming from, but this is the only thing that makes sense and the sound does seem to be coming under the fridge.

  • Ken Bledsoe May 11, 2010

    Are you talking about the fan in the freezer? That fan runs anytime the compressor does. Now if it is real noisy like sounds like it is hitting something then the fan inside the freezer compartment is hitting some built up ice on the coils.

  • Ken Bledsoe May 11, 2010

    There is a fan right beside the compressor. Aids in pulling air across the collection pan and to cool the compressor.

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It is easy to replace. Just unplug the unit from the wall and cut the wires. Just two wires. Fan blades just unscrew from center. Should have a housing holding the motor in place. Does the fan run at all? Is it very noisy? Squealing, maybe vibration. ken

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