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Electrolux side by side fridge feezer model number:enl62981ks3

Front frame (black Panels) very warm to touch... as hot as a heater when heating is turned on.  What could be the problem... Would it b expensive to repair?

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  • jasonfoley77 Oct 15, 2007

    Took the back panel and turned the fridge back on... the fan tried to start but came to a halt before completing one revolution.  So i hit the fan balde a dink with the screw driver and away she went.

    Problem solved... for now at least.  Probably need a new fan motor?

    Thanks a million... i owe u a pint!

  • Anonymous Apr 21, 2009

    Front black area of the fridge was very hot. Opened back pannel and fan was stopped. I bent the blade slightly back and it spun free again.



    Be Carefull the tubes coming out of the compressor are very very hot. I burned the back of my hand.



    I let the compressor cool to touch. Restarted fridge and within a few minutes it was fairly hot again. Seems like the fidge is staying cool so far.



    Is this normal?

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The condensor fan motor has failed. For now remove the back panel of the refrig and make sure that the blade hasnt fallen off the motor. If the motor is bad put  a fan back there so the compressor wont fail next.

Posted on Oct 15, 2007

  • joey  shearer
    joey shearer Oct 15, 2007

    Yep next time it turns on its not going to start again most likely, so I recommend a new motor soon

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