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Daewoo US style Fridge-freezer FRN-U20IA Fridge is fine & freezer cold but fan at top of freezer has stopped circulating so cold air all at bottom. Consequently items on top 2 shelves not freezing - help please

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  • humphreyscri Jan 07, 2013

    Does anyone know if the fan can be replaced / mended or is it a circuit board problem?

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SOURCE: Admiral Side by Side Fridge is warm at top, cold at bottom

CHECK TO SEE IF THE EVAPORATOR FAN MOTOR IS RUNNING, ITS IN THE BACK OF THE FREEZER SIDE, MOTOR MAY BE BAD OR SOMETHING COULD BE BLOCKING IT...

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SOURCE: freezer works, but fridge doesn't

try checking the fan in the freezer at the top which pushes the coldness over to the freezer

Posted on Jul 09, 2009

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SOURCE: The bottom freezer keeps icing up at the intake

The problem is with the defrosting system. Likely one of three components: the defrost timer, the defrost thermostat, or the defrost heating element. In my case, it was the thermostat. But first check out the timer since it is easily accessible under the front of the freezer. A red shaft sticks out. It has a notch in it, so make a mark on the housing, lined up with the notch, and check over a few hours to make sure it is turning. If not, you need to replace it. If it turns OK, turn off the power and remove it. Check the resistance between contacts 1-4 while rotating the shaft manually. It should read zero ohms for most of the rotation, then be an open circuit for the rest of the rotation. Now check the resistance between contacts 1-2 during rotation. Most of the rotation, it should be an open circuit, then zero ohms for a small part of the rotation. If it fails this test, replace it. If it passes, then the problem is most likely the thermostat. You need to turn off the power and remove the drawers and drawer rails of the freezer, then remove the back panel. Defrost, if you haven't done that already, and remove the thermostat. You can test it (see below), but I would suggest just ordering a new one and replacing since this is likely the culprit if the defrost timer is OK. If you want to test it, check its resistance at room temp (should be an open circuit), then stick in a a working freezer for an hour or so, and test it immediately after pulling it out of the freezer (now should have very little resistance). If it is an open circuit when cold, no power can get to the defrost heating element! GOOD LUCK

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If the evaporator coils behind the back panel of the freezer are icing up because of auto defrost failure that will stop the circulation of cold air and eventually affect the freezer too.

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The problem could be the electronic control if you have one or the mechanical linkages.

If the evaporator coils behind the back panel of the freezer are icing up because of auto defrost failure that will stop the circulation of cold air and eventually affect the freezer too.

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when the fan is not working. you cannot expect an ice cause the fan is to drive the cold to become an ice and to maintain the coldness.

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This is a common problem, and worth fixing if the frig isn't to old. The frig is making cold air just fine, which is a plus! All we need to do is get that air to circulate throughout the entire appliance.

Behind the freezer wall is a fan called an evaporator fan. This fan simply blows the air straight up the back of the freezer. From here it enters the frig at the top left and sinks to the bottom. Then it re-enters the freezer and continues its loop :D

So, either the circulation is being obstructed by something (maybe ice build up), or the fan is out.

Behind the freezer wall is the evaporator fan (that has probably stopped moving). Either ice build up (or some obstruction) has stopped it, or it has just served its time and needs to be replaced. Generally I would just replace it. You never know if it has been damaged from ice blockage or whatever the problem may be. If the motor is trying to spin and it is being held in place, bearing could be wearing out or completely gone which will just cause you more pain in the near future. So replace that puppy and you should be all set! :D good luck!

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If the evaporator coils behind the back panel of the freezer are icing up because of auto defrost failure that will stop the circulation of cold air and eventually affect the freezer too.

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If the evaporator fan is running. The fridge is not defrosting and ice has built up on the evaporator and the air is not circulating properly into the fridge compartment. The fan circulates cold air into the fridge and back through the fridge control which is normally just an adjustable flap which allows more or less cold into the fridge depending on the setting. If the fridge is not defrosting, the defrost timer could be faulty or heater element could be blown.

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