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Kenmore 54701 everything works except I think the fan motor is bad, should the fan start as soon as the compressor does

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Yes, the fan motor should come on when you start the unit. 
I just came from my basement where i had the same problem.  My fan was not working- it was noisy at first, then it stopped working.  it seems the motor has some play in it and came out of the electromagnetic housing that should make it spin.  once it was slightly out , it no longer spinned.   I took it apart, and then reassembled it nice and tight.  there is still some play, but it is working great.  If it happens again i may try to get a replacement motor.  

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