I have a bottom freezer. It is 15 months old. I used to be able to hear the fan motor kicking in all the time. Then for a while it was really loud and then it went back to normal. Now I can't hear it at all and nothing is freezing - not even water. I turned it off and defrosted it. When I turned it back on....nothing. The fridge is fine. The alarm was on when I came home yesterday. The display said food has to be consumed immediately and to check freezer temp. What's wrong?
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hello, Is the chirping sound coming from freezer fan,the fan by the compressor,or is it from the compressor itself. If it is from one of the two fan motors and not the compressor the bearing on the fan motor is noisy and that fan motor needs to be replaced if it's from the actual compressor the compressor would need to replaced and that would be very costly while either of the two fans isnt to expensive reply with which fan is noisy and i will tell you how to replace that by yourself
It is possible your fan motor in the freezer has failed and by not moving air into the upper chamber can cause frosting on the back wall of the freezer. Also lack of air movement can cause your air returns to seal shut with ice and still not work if your fan is replaced. The part number your will need is 63001057 for the fan motor itself. I would verify all air ports are open when you replace the fan motor. It not a difficult job, access would take a bit to get into the back wall of the freezer to replace the motor. Amana has been known to use fan delays to pre-chill evaporator before allowing the fan to run, if our model does this, the thermostat in the freezer would need to be checked also. When the thermostat closes, it sends power to the fan motor to run, if it fails, fan does not work. I would check this prior to ordering of replacing the fan.
Good day, If it only occurs on a monthly cycle, even a service tech would not find it unless it happened while he was there. First choice would be to replace both the thermostat and the defrost control. These are the items that turn the machine off and on and either one could hang or stick once in a while.
NOW, that is based on the fact that the machine goes totally dead during that period. If you hear something, anything running then the above does not apply. The possibilities then, are, the fan motor in the freezer won't run (you can hear it running when you open the freezer door), the cooling fan motor behind the bottom rear cover that cools the compressor and condenser same situation, will not run.
Lastly, the start relay mounted on the side of the compressor is weak. It will not kick in the compressor, but in that situation, the fans will run.
Hope that helps. I've serviced a lot of refrigerators with that complaint, and it's always been the first 2 items.
It sounds like your evaporator fan motor, they last about 4-5 years. Try to see if the buzzing noise comes from the motor, usually in the freezer compartment behind a vented cover plate
The freezer is usually cooled by the compressor, the fridge is then cooled by an evaporator fan motor ($30). If this fan seizes or slows down then the fridge warms up (it sometimes starts squealing before this happens). It could be that your drain hose is clogged or frozen. Maybe the temperature adjuster go bumped.
If you think it is the evaporator fan motor:
Check to be sure you can get a replacement fan first, they last about 4 - 5 years. Can get from a parts supplier or electric motor company.
UNPLUG fridge. Located usually in top of freezer behind a vented cover plate. Remove cover, remove screws holding fan in, may have to cut wires. Replace with new motor, make sure the fan pushes air into the freezer area and doesn't spin backward drawing air from the freezer area.
you need to check and see if the fan in the back of the freezer compartment is running. when the fan is not running the cold air will not be passed to the refrigerator compartment. open the freezer door and turn the unit to its coldest setting until the compressor kicks in then listen to hear the fan in the freezer compartment.
Many times a freezer and/or refrigeratordo not work right because of a dirty condenser coil...there are also many otherthings that can go wrong.
If you are hearing a clicking or buzzing then check out thelast two tips.
If your refrigerator is running but warm, then...
Check out this tip that I wrote about that... it is a great place to starttrouble shooting your unit...and something that you can do rather then callinga repair person to do a simple thing for you...
Make sure your fan is working ,its located behind the freezers back wall. If it is working the vent from the freezer down to the refrigerator may be blocked (usually with ice).With out a fan you have no circulation but your freezer may look likes its working,it may last 3 days.Also if you can move everything out unplug it turn it off w/ doors open untill all traces of ice are gone this will free up any clogged tubes. Good luck. Len West
These can be easily fixed. Take the back cover out of the freezer and tap on the fan shaft (you wont hurt it) and squirt a dab or two of oil on the shaft next to the motor. If it loosens up let it run for a few hours and reoil. If its frozen up totally and you cant turn it at all then the motor needs to be replaced.
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