Freezer fan not coming on after clearing ice problem should it come on right away?>
Hotpoinf ffs 70 freezer had ice problen as door kept opening ,solverd that got rid of ice but fan in freezer now dosent come on ,should it come on right away or does it click in later in the freezing process?
Re: freezer fan not coming on after clearing ice problem...
There is a switch that refrigerator door squeeze on when closed. With the door open locate this switch and press it. If the fan comes on, there is nothing wrong with the fan that is how it is suppose to work. If it does not come on then you would have to gain access to the fan and test for voltage at its terminal. If there is voltage then replace the fan. If no voltage then check for broken wires
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As far as your freezer frosting up, sounds like a door seal problem, run your fingers along the seam of the door seal, there should be no splits/holes in the seal. As far as the refrigerator either there is a secondary fan motor, or there is a obstruction blocking the air movement, if the freezer has a bad seal, its suspect ice is still building up.
This could be due to few things, so let's start with the easy ones;
Check fridge temp. control.
Check fan in freezer (should come on if door is kept open a couple of minutes.) if fan does't come on, or if weak (should come on strong), unplugg the unit and take back cover off, (should be 4 screws), test fan applying 110v AC to it, if defective, replace. If fan OK, check for iced up evaporator, if so, defrost using a heat gun or hair dryer, make sure air duct to fridge is clear of ice..
Adjust temp. settings according to manufacturer suggestion (wait 24 hrs. before adjustments)
Check temp. settings the freezer knob controls thermostat settings, set it about one third of the scale.
The fridge knob, (set it half way) controls a door actuator that lets cold air blown by the little fan in freezer go from evaporator (the one that gets iced up) to the fridge, so, the little fan in freezer is the one in charge of making your fridge work. CHECK FAN, it should come on when you open freezer door for a couple of minutes, it must sound strong, and if you put your hand in front of one of the fridge's air vents you should feel cold air coming out, if no or weak breeze comes out, check passages for obstrucion, if none, replace motor, (about 20 at your hardware store)
I assume your mechanic already checked thermostat and defrost operation, because, if your timer is right, the defrost mechanism will de-ice the evaporator about four times a day.
If noise stops when you open the door, you may have a noisy fan (or could have ice build up, causing fan blade to hit ice and cause noise). I gather it is a frost-free model ie has a fan in the freezer compartment. If noise is caused by fan hitting ice build up, you may have a problem with the auto defrost system, as you should not get ice build up in a frost free.
Noise stops when you open door because fan turns off when door is opened.
Heya Johnpc, The best way to check the fan is to open the door and to push in the door switch wait about thirty seconds and you should be able to hear the fan run. If you cannot hear the fan the chances are you should call domestic refrigeration tech out.
Another thing that also makes water gather in the freezer is the freezer door seal is old and not sealing correctly.
Check to see if the fan motor in the freezer is running. Most likely it is not circulating the cold air Also make sure the defrost drain line is clear and has drained out. A frozen sheet of ice will restrict airflow also
The problem is a buildup of ice on the plastic housing (the curved plastic bit) in the back of the freezer under the fixed shelf where the icetub goes. The fan behind this plastic housing is hitting the ice when the defrost comes on.
Unplug the fridge, unpack the freezer, remove the four screws in the back, take off the sheetmetal backing and let the fridge thaw. You can remove the plastic piece after a while and get the ice off (be careful not to remove the styrofoam insulation by going too quickly).
Reassemble and you're back in business, for a few months. I'm never buying Samsung again myself.
I called a local authorized dealer and when the service man came he knew right away what the problem was and fixed it in about 1/2 an hour. The bottom freezer was iced up very badly but the fan was working fine. He cleared the ice away, and said that the fridge needed to be raised on the front as the water during the defrost cycle was not all draining away and over time the ice just kept getting bigger and bigger and finally it jammmed the fan and it could not work properly any more and the LG fans have a safety feature which shuts the fan down. This service man was very knowledgable.
trying to open door?? does it feel as if top wants to open ad bottom of door is being stuck shut? or mabye a package of frozen food has shifted of a shelf and is holding the door shut, if so brute force will solve that one.if it feels like held at bottom sounds as if youmight have a clogged defrost drain tube.drain water backing up onto freezer plor and holding door shut. even then forcing door open is only way then removing back panel of freezer will give you acess to drain trough, melt away the ice with a hair dryer, youll find a drain hole under there somwhere,pouring boiling water down the drain will clear it pretty quickly( i use a steam machine purchased from the infomercials works awesome, after you clear it and all water drain down tube wrap a piece of solid copper wirearound the heater( black calrod heater right above the drain trough) and stick it in the whole maybe an inch or so. now everythime the heater comes on to defrost it will prevent the hole from freezing over.
LG's bottom mounts have had problems with air leaks in freezer making a iceball right under the evaperator fan actually coming close enough to the fan blades to slow them down or stop them all together also causeing the FFerror meaning the control board is not detecting the normal RPM's you should to keep it cool enough. Suggestion take the back panel off and remove any ice carefully if this be the problem. Make sure all doors are closeing tightly and gaskets make a air tight close.