Question about Refrigerators

2 Answers

THE FAN AND MOTOR FOR THE FREEZER ARE NOT WORKING. FRIG BOX IS NOT COOLING AND ICE BOX DOESN'T DEFROST. TOOK OFF GUARD TO SEE FAN BLADES AND MOTOR NOT WORKING. SHOULD I CHANGE OUT THE MOTOR? ARE THERE ANY OTHER POSSIBLE PROBLEMS? tHANK YOU FOR THE HELP.

Posted by on

  • 3 more comments 
  • bond007jrc Apr 13, 2009

    Rylee,



    This is a Roper Model RT14BKXKQ05. It's a simple model with no ice maker. The little fan and motor I speak of is located in the top ice box against the back wall. You access it through the inside of the freezer. Turning fan and motor is very stiff and wiil not spin freely. Ice box freezes below 0F however, the frig. box only cools to about 50F. It appears from parts list the fan assists in circulating air from the ice box to the lower portion of the frig. I think it also helps in the defrosting of the freezer. I hope this helps you see the model. I don't see any other parts with this fan and motor. When looking at the parts lists, I don't see any other parts to check including fuses.

  • bond007jrc Apr 13, 2009

    Door switch is working properly and the light turns on and off when depressed or pressed.

  • bond007jrc Apr 13, 2009

    Rylee



    Everything seems to be working okay that I have checked. We have double checked the door switch and light. Compressor is working because freezer is below 0 degress. What do you think?

  • bond007jrc Apr 13, 2009

    This is a Roper model RT14BKXKQ05 Refrig/freezer. Freeer is on top. Simple plain model with no ice maker. Fan and motor are not working. They both are difficult to turn by hand. Freezer emp is below 0 degrees. The frig box only get down to 54 degrees. The door switch and light are operating okay with light coming on and off. Drain is working fine. The fan and motor are located on the back wall of freezer. took cover off to access the fan inside of freezer. What sould I do? Buy new motor? Anything elese to check?

    Rick

  • bond007jrc Apr 16, 2009

    Excellent advise. The fan wasn't working and I can now repair this frig. Great solution and many thanks from a happy customer. I highly recommend your service. Thank you again.

×

Ad

2 Answers

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Master
  • 530 Answers

Friend, stanby for a while i'll sent you how

Posted on Apr 13, 2009

  • 1 more comment 
  • Joseph Baculan
    Joseph Baculan Apr 13, 2009

    Can you hear a fan motor blowing or feel air blowing in the freezer section? I'm thinking this fan has quit running and is not distributing air to the refrig section. If this fan is running then check that you can feel air blowing out of the vent at the top of the refig section if not check that the damper is open. you can do this by removing the grill on the vent (it just snaps out) as warm as the refrig is this should be wide open.
    The fan os the most likely and most commonly seen problem for me. the part number is 12002744 and is approx 40 dollars. this is a fairly easy fix if your mechanicly inclined. if you call a service company you will be looking at 150-250 depending on the company.

  • Joseph Baculan
    Joseph Baculan Apr 13, 2009

    check to see if your fan in frezzer is working if not u need fan if it. is see if there is frost on back wall of frezzer if there is u have a defrost problem .u can unplug and let thaw with draw open for 4 or 5 hrs will work fine till u get service ther if it is defrost

  • Joseph Baculan
    Joseph Baculan Apr 13, 2009

    These are notorious for having the evaporator fan motor go bad. See www.AnyoneCanFixIt.com for the way to repair it with detailed step by step pictues...easy fix. Takes about 30 minutes or less.

×

Ad
  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Brigadier General:

    An expert that has over 10,000 points.

  • Master
  • 8,619 Answers

Hi!

Before doing any work on a refrigerator or freezer, make sure it's unplugged. After unplugging the unit, check to see if the motor/compressor has a capacitor; this component is located in a housing on the top of the motor. Capacitors store electricity, even when the power to the unit is turned off. Before you do any work on a capacitor-type refrigerator or freezer, you must discharge the capacitor, or you could receive a severe shock

First of all please check the power cord, plug and outlet. Then check for any blown fuses or tripped circuit breakers at main entrance panel; restore circuit. Set controls properly. If no result, test controls; if faulty, replace them. If any fuse is blown due to overload on circuit, then put it on a different circuit. Then un plug the refrigerator. Please check the cord of the unit, if it looks frayed, or if you see burn marks on the prongs of the plug or at the terminal screws -- on the terminal block, under the rear access panel of the unit -- the cord may be faulty and replace it.

And now to gain access to the capacitor, remove the service panel over the back rear portion of the unit or the service panel on the front of the unit below the door. The capacitor is located in a housing on the top of the motor/compressor unit; it looks like a large dry cell battery.


Now to discharge the capacitor, use a 20,000-ohm, 2-watt resistor -- an inexpensive wire unit available at most electrical supply stores. Fasten the probes of the resistor to the terminals of the capacitor; this discharges the capacitor. If the capacitor has three terminal posts, connect the resistor to one outer terminal and the center terminal, then to the other outside terminal and the center terminal. After discharging the capacitor, you can proceed with the repairs.

Also check that the ice maker has been turned off. To check this look for a wire along the right side of the ice maker that looks a bit like a coat hanger. If this wire is in the raised position, the ice maker is turned off. On some units you simply lower the wire to the down position to turn the ice maker on. On others, you lower a small red plastic lever to lower the wire. If the wire is in the proper position check the freezer temperature, it should be between 0-8 degrees Fahranheit. If it is warmer than 10-12 degrees, the ice maker may not produce any ice. Check your door seals and thermostat and repair/replace as necessary

This component is a heating element located on the evaporator coil. When the refrigerator or freezer switches to the defrost cycle, the defrost heater is turned on to melt the frost in the compartment. Failure of the defrost heater causes failure to defrost.

To solve the problem of defrosting please test the element with a VOM set to the RX1 scale. To gain access to the heating element, remove the compartment's wall panels. Clip one probe of the VOM to each element terminal. The meter should read between 5 and 20 ohms. If it doesn't, the heating element is faulty and should be replaced. Replace the heater with a new one of the same type and electrical rating. Connect the new heater the same way the old one was connected.

Please accept this solution and revert back for further assistance.

Thanks
Rylee

Posted on Apr 13, 2009

  • 1 more comment 
  • Rylee Smith
    Rylee Smith Apr 13, 2009

    In some cases, a faulty thermostat may not be the cause of a warm refrigerator or freezer. A warm box may also be caused by a defective fan, a blocked fan, or broken or bent fan blades. If the blades are jammed, try to free them. If they're bent, straighten them with pliers.


    On some refrigerators, the door switch operates the evaporator fan. If the fan seems to be malfunctioning, the door switch could be faulty. On the refrigerator door jamb, locate a small push-button switch. This component operates the light inside the refrigerator. If the switch is malfunctioning, the light in the unit may stay on, and the heat from the lightbulb can cause cooling trouble in the box. To solve this problem please follow the procedure---



    1. Check the bulb to see if it is burned out. If not, depress the push button on the door switch.


    2. If the light stays on, clean the switch with a cloth. Then remove the switch from the jamb. Remove retaining screws hidden by a plastic trim piece, pry the switch out of the jamb with a screwdriver, or pry off the jamb trim to expose the switch. Then test the switch with a VOM set to the RX1 scale.


    3. Clip one probe of the VOM to each terminal of the switch and press the push button. The meter should read zero. If the needle on the scale moves above zero, replace the switch with a new one of the same type.



    4. Connect the new switch the same way the old one was connected.



    Thanks

    Rylee

  • Rylee Smith
    Rylee Smith Apr 13, 2009

    As the ice box is not defrosting, it seems that the problem is with either of these---

    Clean the drain ports which are located along the bottom of the freezer and refrigerator sections of the unit. These holes can become clogged with debris or ice, causing a drainage problem when the unit is defrosting. To clear the ports, use a short section of wire that will fit the holes. Do not use a toothpick, because the wood may break off in the port and become stuck. On some refrigerators, the drain ports are located near the defrost heater at the evaporator coils.


    On some refrigerators, the drain is located under the freezer compartment and shaped like a shoehorn. This type of drain can usually be unscrewed so that the drain area can be cleaned.

    The condenser fan is located under the bottom of the refrigerator. During the defrosting cycle, water may run through a small hose into the drain pan and is naturally evaporated. On some refrigerators, the drain hose is rubber instead of metal. This type of hose can become cracked, causing leaks. Examine the hose. If it's damaged, replace it with a new one of the same type. If you spot water on the floor, the drain pan may be tipped on its brackets, or the pan may be cracked or rusted. To eliminate the leak, realign or replace the pan.

    Freezers with automatic ice makers sometimes malfunction because the water inlet valve strainer that feeds water to the ice maker becomes clogged. To correct this problem, unplug the appliance and disconnect the water supply. Remove the water line where it enters the valve--usually at the bottom edge of the unit. Locate the wire strainer and remove it. Clean the strainer with a stiff brush, using mild household detergent. Reassemble the component in reverse fashion.


    Thanks

    Rylee


  • Rylee Smith
    Rylee Smith Apr 13, 2009

    I think after trying a lot of things, it is the faulty motor. Before buying a new motor please see wheather it is under warranty or not.



    Thanks

    Rylee

×

Ad

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Why would my freezer part of my frig it keeps icing up and then the fan blade of the evaparator fan hits it and makes hell of a noise


You have a defrost problem and either the defrost heater or the defrost thermostat are bad. The freezer can't go into defrost because of that and the ice builds up and it eventually covers the fan. You need to ohm out the heater to see if its bad. I always advise to change the thermostat even if it is just the heater. A quick solution but not a permanent fix is to get the freezer completely defrosted and your unit will work for a little while however, it will freeze up again until you fix the problems I listed earlier. Good Luck!

Jul 29, 2015 | Refrigerators

1 Answer

Where is the evaporator fan motor? My Freezer and fridge would quit cooling/freezing. I took the back panel off in the freezer a week ago and the evaporator coils were completely frozen over with ice. I...


I do not believe the problem is the fan. sounds like the frig. is low on Freon this is what will cause the ice build up. you need to find the leak, you can do this by spraying soapy water on coil tubes & watch for bubbles. repair leak & recharge.

May 25, 2015 | Samsung RS261MDBP Side by Side...

1 Answer

The freezer works great, but the refrigerator isn't cooling properly as of yesterday


Check the vents coming into the frig from the freezer and with the fan in the freezer blowing feel if there is any air blowing into the frig., if not then check for ice buildup in the freezer. sometimes the ice will block the fan and or vents. Defrost if there is frost and ice buildup.

Mar 09, 2010 | Whirlpool Refrigerators

1 Answer

I have a Jenn-Air side by side frig. The freezer side cools too cold, the frig side not enough. 2 weeks ago I took all the food out of freezer and noticed ice build up on back. I unplugged unit, let it...


If the freezer is staying cold it sounds like a defrost system problem. A bad timer, heater or thermostat can cause frost to build up on the coils and block air flow to the refrig side. Check out ACMEHowTo.com for troubleshooting the defroster problem.
There is a small duct between the freezer and refrigerator side if this is blocked the frig side won't cool.

Jan 09, 2010 | Jenn-Air JCD2389G Side by Side...

1 Answer

Line and air flow box between freezer and frig freezing up, we took apart, defrosted . air comes into frig, but still not cool enough. freezer works great This is a side by side model # ED25PWXAN01


If the fan is running in the freezer compartment, temperatiure is normal, and no frost is building up on the back panel in the freezer panel, then there is a good chance the return air shutes in the fresh food compartment are blocked with ice. The return ducting is just as important as the the supply shute which you melted out. Difficult if not impossible to see.
My recomendation is to empty, unplug and air dry the whole machine preferably with a fan blowing air into the fresh food compartment.
Haste makes waste with this machine. Using heat can cause the plastic shutes to melt and distort.
Should be defrosted in this manner for 24 hours.
Restart and give the machine 24 hours to recover. Common problem with Whirlpool products.
P.S. Check to see if lights go out when closing fridge door. In fact this should be your first step. Jack

Nov 02, 2009 | Whirlpool 21.0 cu. ft. Top Freezer...

1 Answer

Frig no longer cold


Hi, look inside freezer and see if there is a frost build up on the rear wall. Also listen to see if the evapotator fan motor is running.
Please let me know so I can assist you further.

Vic

May 27, 2009 | Frigidaire Freezer Refrigeration White...

1 Answer

Help frig not cooling model # FRT21LR7A


Hello,

You have to replace the electrical components on the side of the compressor. The heat from the fan not running by the compressor more than likely has damaged them. These are a safety feature to save the compressor from damage when it overheats.

You can find the factory repair manual here. This will have all the part numbers and what you need to replace to take care of your refrigerator. The Top Freezer Refrigerator one will be about your machine. It covers all the FRT Models.

Thanks

Jan 08, 2009 | Refrigerators

1 Answer

Fridge is warm


Hi!!! you have 2 problems that are causing your frig not to cool.First one is a seal seal problem,make sure that the compressor is running and the inside fan motor and the condensor fan motor locaated behind the frig..if the are then you have a seal system problem ,most likely a freon like or restriction..Second you could have a defrost problem open the freezer door and look bank on the wall of the evaporator if you see frost or ice then you have a defrost problem..Just replace the defrost timer and you should be fine..remember to defrost frig when installing defrost timer.Good luck.

Jan 04, 2009 | Refrigerators

1 Answer

Amana side by side not cooling


The freezer fan has to work in order to move the air inside the cabinet. Now take out the back panel, molding and look at the small fan unplug the frig and remove the fan. Save the fan blades they just press on so will take a little effort to remove the blades. Take the motor to parts house in your area and replace it. Let me know how things turn out. ken

Dec 03, 2008 | Amana Refrigerators

Not finding what you are looking for?
Refrigerators Logo

Related Topics:

75 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Refrigerators Experts

John Tripp
John Tripp

Level 3 Expert

4654 Answers

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

76164 Answers

Brian Coughlan

Level 2 Expert

275 Answers

Are you a Refrigerator Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...