Compressor, Condensor Fan and freezer fan not running
I went through all components associated with the motors above, checked out everything that get power through the Adaptive Control board and all looked good. The original Adaptive control board had some burnt out components and since everything looked good I went ahead and replaced it. As soon as I plugged the unit in I heard a pop and I had burnt out the new board. I went back and checked myself and could find no fault on component powered through the board. It is a Jen AIr model number JSD2789AES. Anyone have any sugesstion on how to move forward?
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Wayne, lower back panel, the fan in back (condensor) should be running with the compressor. If the compressor is running,( you should be able to hear it) and the condensor fan is not running. Then the condensor fan motor is your problem. Another sign of a failed condensor fan motor is that the divider between the freezer and refer is extremely warm to touch. If the compressor is not running, it could be the compressor relay and overload (PTC) might be shorted. They made a bunch of these, white in color that failed quite often. Check yours out, it will be mounted to the front of the compressor. Take it off and shake it. If it rattles, there's your problem...Catriver.
One of the first things to check when your freezer is not freezing is what the actual tempreture inside the freezer is. There can be many different issues to why the freezer side of a refrigerator is not getting cold enough. A couple things to check would be to first pull the unit out away from the wall and remove the lower access panel that would give you access to the compressor area of the machine. You would first assure that the compressor fan in the unit is spining on the condensor if it is not then you would replace the compressor motor fan. If the fan were spining then you would use the palm of your hand against the side of the compressor to assure that you can feel a vibration if you cannot the your compressor is not running which could be from a start relay/overload issue, power cord has a break in the line or the main power board has a short and is not supplying power to where it should be. If you can perform these tests as well as opening the door of the freezer to assure the evaporator fan motor is running as well by listening to the sound of the motor as well as assuring that you can feel air being pushed around the freezer. Lastly if everything is working as stated above you would then have to call a compressor repair technician due to your compressor would either have a leak in the sealed system of the machine or clogged drier or line or even a break in a line. I will await your reply if you have any further questions and as to how you made out with observing and assuring these areas mentioned above are functioning. Thank you Rick
If your condensor is clean, and your condensor fan motor is running,(some freezers do not have a condensor fan), then you have a freon system problem. Usually a bad compressor, but can be a leak or restriction. Not worth repair unless it still has a system warranty on it. Usually 5 years for most brands. Good Luck, Appliance Specialists
Check the back of you fridge and make sure the coils are clean. If you have access to a small air compressor, blow everything out and make sure the motor are is clean. The build up of dirt on the coils will not let the heat escape during the cooling process.
The compressor behind the fridge should cycle on and off as the machine maintains temperature, but the evaporator fan inside the freezer will keep running, except when the fridge goes into defrost. If the noise is coming from the fan inside the freezer, there could be some ice on the frame of the fan and the blades are touching the ice. If the noise is coming from behind the fridge it could be the condensor fan motor. This fan is situated behind the fridge in front of or next to the compressor. It keeps the condensor cool by blowing air onto it. Check this fan. The blades could be touching the pipework or something.
Welshons, You want to make sure that the condensor fan is still running. Your evaporator fan, located behind the panel in the freezer should be running too unless you are in defrost. Your compressor should be running, it may have gotten real hot from the condensor fan not operating and is kicking off on overload. Once it cools down it should restart. Your condensing coils should be warm to the touch if the compressor is running. Right behind the temp. controls you will see a hole in the control cover. In that hole is the defrost timer. You can take a flat blade screw driver and turn the notch clockwise slowly to see if you are in defrost. It will click and the freezer fan should start running,(if it's in defrost). Just a gut feeling tells me either your condensor fan is still not functioning right or your compressor is too hot to start. Check the above out and let us know, Catriver...post back.