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Kenmore refrigerator condenser fan not running. It does not appear to have current to it. Is there a thermal switch that turns the fan on or is it supposed to come on with the compresser?

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  • terryb99 Feb 26, 2009

    appldoctom, thanks for your reply. I have fixed the problem by replacing the condenser fan motor. Apparently the motor is controlled by a thermal switch because the compressor was running and I wasn't getting voltage to the motor. I tested the motor by itself and found it to be bad. Once the new motor was installed the over heating problem went away and the new motor cycles on and off normally.

    Thanks again for your help!

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    Thomas Malailua May 11, 2010

    good job!i have fixed oh about 1,500 refers out of the 15,000 service calls ive done and haven't seen a thermal switch on an condenser fan motor,but who knows the manufacturers are doing new things all the time. God bless ,tom

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    Thomas Malailua May 11, 2010

    the term would be voltage.current is how much a power consuming part is using.if you have no voltage[120 volts]you would have to look at your refer wiring diagram,but the voltage usualy comes from a compressor curcit,because when the compressor starts so does the condenser fan motor.....................now if your talking about the fan in the frezer ,its called the evaporator fan motor,and it gets 120 volts also,but in some brands[amana]one side of its power does come thru the term thermostat or as you called it a thermoal switch

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I don't get 120 volts to my evaporater fan motor. What part do i need to check or replace to get the evaporater motor to work? I have replaced the motor, but it still doent come on.

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