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Fan in fridge wont turn on. Samsung RS265TDRS not getting any voltage to plug in back of fridge in the compartment behind the fan and light cover. want to test fan and test for power from unit to fan

Fan in fridge compartment wont start up after ice build up. samsung RS265TDRS had a water coming out from under fridge then stopped herd the fan starting to make noise then stopped few days latter then noticed the temp climb up in fridge noticed ice in back of compartment. took all shelved out thawed unit out found no voltage at fan motor with switch fooled thinking door was closed. went here on line did self test says 22e which is error on freezer side not fridge ,to test system left complete back out of fridge installed test fan (electric small house fan ) to see if compressor and all else works all works fine, so i can not condem fan motor as to there is no voltage to it all fuses on boards good and both red led lights are on and not blinking, I see here it says to test board PCB board there are 2 computer boards in the back of this unit I large pictures show it to be PCB and the smaller one and inverter board. I don't want to just order a bunch of parts and be a parts changer. wanted to test fan motor has 3 wires red, black and white I am an auto/truck/tractor tech by trade red would be hot and blk ground but this not so I don't want to probe around and burn something out looking for help to test the fan and test the PCB board if I'm in the right area to fix this problem

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OK now I'm wondering are theses numbers your getting 4 -9 the actual temps of the refrigerator and the freezer? and do they feel this cold and correct to you? I know the refrigerator side shouldn't be below 34 or so and definitely not below 32. If this is correct and the numbers are not settings but temps. (Now if you have a touch pad its electronic. If it has knobs it has a separate defrost and thermostat and are electro-mechanical)
If electronic Your control board and possibly defrost control are out.
It would more likely be the sensors going to the board(s) It will both sensors have the possibility of causing your problem. 1 will control the run of the compressor (and this one could and probably is connected to the inside coil) and 1 will control the air damper tween the refdg and freezer compartments, and may turn on the inside fan operation too.

(this would be my first suspect if these are degrees numbers). Look at the thermostat control see if it is attached to the indoor coil (usually the tube leavign the indoor section. If its not attached its not sensing the coil temp and when goes into defrost wala its not senmsing temps like its designed to do. Look for a broken clip or possible a plastic wire tie that holds this sensor in place.

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remove white switch one and connect to incoming white ground--all whites should be connected [hooked] together these are grounds-- switch 1 black from fan ,leave switch 2 red from fan ,switch 3 vanity black

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