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Re: freeer motor wont operate, motor ok,
Check the connections to the sensors inside of te evaporator compartmnet to the freezer. the fan won't come on untill the evsaporator temperayture is 0 degrees. hAVE YOU CLEANED OUT THE CONDENSER IN THE BACK LATELY? it may be dirty.
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Twin Cooling System
·The refrigerator and the freezer have two
evaporators. Given this independent system, the
freezer and the refrigerator are cooled individually as
required and are, therefore, more efficient. Food
odor from the refrigerator does not affect food in the
freezer due to separate air flow circulation.
Because of the dual system one of your evaporators may need servicing.
It most likely is the fan motor. When the bearing wears out, the fan motor shaft tends to run "off center" every few seconds and it sounds like a "chirp". See if it stops when the door is open and starts after the door switch is held closed for a minute or so.
If it is the motor, find a replacement online.
In your freezer section there are 2 door switches -- press each one. One turns off the light. The other turns ON the freezer evaporator fan. If the freezer compressor is running the evap fan should RUN when the switch is depressed. If not, the fan motor is defective OR the switch is defective. Easy to troubleshoot the switch - just pry it out with a screwdriver, short the terminals with a piece of insulated wire. If the fan runs, it's OK and the problem is the switch.
If it's the fan, it's not hard to replace. Get replacement motor, turn freezer control to off, remove food and shelves, then the back sheet metal panel. Fan is right behind the panel.
That could be the motor up in the freezer is not working or it could be a defrost problem. If you see frost on the back side of the freezer that is most likely a failed defrost circuit. If you cannot hear the fan motor or possibly a fan switch mounted in the door jamb. Sometimes the drain can stop p and water puddles between the top and fresh food bottom. Forms a slab of ice and blocks the cold air from getting to the fresh food section.
The accumulation of ice on one side indicates a refrigerant problem. Basically there is a refrigerant leak and some of the refrigerant has been lost.
A technician can repair the leak and re gas the refrigerant for you.
Is it a side by side? Do you have model number? Was the control board replaced because of this issue? Does the fan motor in freezer operate? Open freezer door and push in door switch to operate fan motor. If it is a side by side sometimes when the fan motor goes bad it damages the motherboard. Is their ice build up on back wall of freezer?
All cooling takes place in the freezer (bottom, in your case). Freezer air must be circulated into the fresh food compartment to cool it. There is a fan in the freezer called the evaporator fan, which is supposed to do this job.
1. You have a blockage in the return vent to the freezer. Remove item that is on the floor of the fresh food section and find this return vent (hole or passageway) and prove to yourself that it is clear.
2. Freezer fan is not working. You should hear it when opening the freezer door. Some units shut opff when the door is open, so see if pushing the button that turns off the freezer light does that too. If not working find out why. Fan blade stuck on something? Motor seized? Replace failed motor.
3. Defrost system has failed, allowing ice build-up on the evaporator (behind freezer back wall). Test heater, defrost limiting thermostat, and defrost timer circuit. If a circuit board determines defrost cycle timing, replace it if the def. thermostat and heater are good.
Check the door switch is operational by pressing it with your hand. When you press it, it should turn off the light. If it does that, then check the door if the door braket is worn or loose or is not hitting the door switch when closing.
This is pretty normal unless you are having problems below the refrigerator fan. Good air flow equals more efficient. What you feel is call a yoder loop and that is hot Freon coming from compressor and circulating around doors to prevent moisture. If it becomes hotter and temperatures begin to increase inside freezer and fresh food compartments is really when you should be concerned. If the pipes were not there you would beging to see moisture form around door seals and rust also. At this point I believe your refrigerator is OK. Just watch for changes in temperatures inside combined with the heat around door frame. Other model refrigerators use electric heat strips to do the same thing and they can be switched off at a switch called energy saver. Your model does not have that and hot days the hotter it seems. Let me know if you have a safe temperature of 38 degrees inside fresh food compartment and if that changes we may need to clean dust and check condenser fan motor. Thanks, Sea Breeze