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Electrolux PHSC39EESS5 refrigerator: EF code, but evaporator fan is working (usually). sometimes at restart, compressor and fan will start, then stop after 1 minute. is there other reason for EF error code? sensor?

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Hi,

When this happens your fans is getting the incorrect information on how to run, on some occasions both the fan and control to the fridge had to be replaced at the same time. Disconnect the evaporator fan motor and run the unit as normal. If the computer allows the compressor to run at least five mins, just replace the fan motor, if not replace both.
Control board is under the unit Part# 241511102 (only if needed)
Parts number for fan motor P#241509402 both of these parts should be available through your local part house or REPAIR CLINIC, to avoid shipping cost and any return issue you may have.
I hope this helps, good luck

Posted on Oct 21, 2013

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    Tim Dahlin Oct 21, 2013

    no longer getting EF code, and compressor and fans seem to run fine. gets to correct temp, but then starts heating up again.

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the first thing i would try is a new compressor relay. once the new relay is installed you will either hear it start, or just a hum and a click. if it dont start then time for a compressor job

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As insignificant as it may seem, that evap fan motor is as important as petrol in a car. That fan controls the fridge cooling on many fridges and circulation in tha freezer compartment. Replace it with the correct one and you should see a functional fridge/ freezer again. Note, i wouldnt run unit without it for long, as condensig temperatures run high and compressors dont last long.

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might be your compressor relay gone bad. if the condenser fan was running and no compressor that could be the case. Also could be a bad compressor. you could try installing a 3in1 start kit. cost about $30. if doesn't start with that then compressor is kaput.

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