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  • cdun71 Oct 07, 2009

    Thank you for your reply.

    I originally thought bad motor and have replaced. I'm getting a voltage reading of 13.9 vdc to the motor and am getting good ohms reading. Possibly a faulty new motor? Or am I not seeing a thermal switch somewhere? Unit is GE model GSS25WGMD CC

  • cdun71 Oct 07, 2009

    yes it was

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Spin the fan blade, it should move smoothly and freely. If the fan does not move smoothly, replace the fan motor. Test the fan motor for continuity using a multitester. Set the multitester to the ohms setting X10. Place a probe on each terminal. The multitester should display a reading approximately mid-way between infinity and zero ohms. If the motor does not pass this test, it should be replaced.
The fan should run when the compressor is running. During the defrost cycle the compressor and fan will not run. If the compressor is running the fan will.
You can also check the fan plug to see if it's getting voltage. If it's not getting voltage and you have an electronic control, it could be bad.
You can put a small floor fan in place of the condenser fan. Just set in on the floor behind the fridge and remove part of the cardboard cover so the air can blow on the coils. This will give you time to replace the fan.

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