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Slow compressor fan

Compressor fan barely turning and compressor turned on for 15seconds then back off again repeatedly. Fridge was warm inside. Replaced control board. Fan turning now, but compressor does same thing. Still warm in fridge and freezer.Pfs22sisbss GE. Control board replaced with wr55x10656

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  • charles farrow May 11, 2010

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You need to remove the fan and test it somewhere different. The compressor is in need of the condenser fan. Everything will overheat without that fan working. You should also test the power at that pin plug. Let me know what you find. Sea Breeze

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