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Ammana Fridge-Evaporator Fan not working

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""I have an Amana Refrigerator model SCD22JL. The evaporator fan will not run. I checked the fan motor by applying current using jumpers and the fan motor will run. I used a volt meter to check the power to the motor. I have 115 volts on the yellow wire but the Brown wire is an open circuit when I check it to ground with an Ohm Meter.

I have narrowed it down to either the defrost thermostat or the defrost timer. Any thoughts?"

Now for mine....
I had to replace my evaporator fan as it was bad. But now that the new one is in, I have the exact same problem as the post above. With the new fan, I can ground out the brown wire and the fan will run. So I replaced the bi-metal/thermostat thinking it was bad. I wired it in the same way the old one was wired, and the fan still will not run once the coils freeze up. What gives?. What else is there in this circuit that could be bad that's keeping the new evaporator fan and thermostat from working?

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  • TimDuce Oct 07, 2009

    How can I check that? I'd rather not buy anything else I cannot prove is bad. How can I prove the timer is bad?

  • TimDuce Oct 09, 2009

    Well that rules out the defrost timer. Since I've already replaced the thermostat, its not that either. I've even checked the new thermostat with my meter and it closes after it gets cold. So both Fan and thermostat are good. What else?

    I still have a hunch its the defrost heater, since one side of the defrost thermostat is wired to that component (the other goes to the fan). If that heater element is bad, would that prevent current from reaching the fan? Would a continuity check of the heater element tell me anything?



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Replace the defrost bimetal . On older Amanas' , the coil has to be cold , before the evaporator fan starts ( bimetal closes ) . This way , heat from the defrost cycle , will not be blown into the refrig section .

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    Mike Smith Oct 09, 2009

    Your timer cannot be bad , if the coils frost . The compressor will not run , if timer is in defrost . The defrost thermostat is what operates the fan motor .


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Your defrost timer possibly

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