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Maytag refrigerator / freezer compressor fan not running and some items in freezer appear to be thawing

Recently pulled refrigerator away from wall to clean / paint wall. When restored to original position, heard clinking from compressor fan as if something were hitting fan. Noticed some items in freezer appear to be partially thawed and haven't heard/seen compressor fan start. Any suggestions would be appreciated. model MTF1955DRW top freezer.

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Check to see if the fan mount bent somehow. The fan blade just might be jammed. If not see if the fan is getting power. The unit will not cool properly if the compressor and condenser are not being cooled down by that fan.

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