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Kenmore fridge won't run after cleaning fan motor

I removed the fan from my Kenmore fridge model 363.9662811, after cleaning fan blades and neither the compressor or fan will cycle on. Is there a breaker or overload that needs to be reset?


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  • 1dskinner Jan 30, 2008

    Found a loose connection on the relay, reseated connection and resolved issue.

  • Anonymous Dec 18, 2008

    My sears 7 yr old kenmore refrig was plugged in after sitting a few months unplugged. It started and I left the house. Hours later, I returned and it was off and wouldn't turn on again. Did it over heat. Does anyone know what might be wrong. Thanks, Chris.



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Check the thermostat and make sure it is sending power to the compressor and fan. If the light comes on when you open the door then you have power to the unit. Make sure you hooked all the wires back up and in the right location

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"Hi, I own a Kenmore 363.50222000. My husband broke the fan blade when cleaning the dust/dirt under the fridge causing a load noise. Can we replace the fan blade ourselves? Is it a simple DIY?

have a look at the centre of the fan but on the reverse side where the motors shaft goes into the centre of the fan for a screw or tightening clip or sir clip if there is one then its pretty simple but sometime the fan is machine pressed which means you will have to take it to an engineering place to have it pressed out hope you come right

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We have a kenmore ultra wave microwave and the fan has stopped working and now the microwave won't operate. Any suggestions?

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My fridge gets really hot on top and between the fridge and freezer where the door meets

next time send the model number and brand name.usually when this happens is the condenser fan motor isn't working.pull the fridge out,remove the bottom back panel and check the fan to see if it's working,if it is check the condenser coil to see if it's filled with lint and dust,it could just need to be cleaned out but if it's that hot most likely the fan isn't running,if you get this tonight check it now,if the fan isn't running you could blow the compressor,the condenser fan blows and keeps the compressor cool enough so it doesn't overheat by moving the hot air and the heat also esscapes through the condenser coil so if that's clogged with dust the machine will run hotter than normal,if the fan isn't running you can stick any window fan back there and blow it onto the compressor to keep it cool until you fix the condenser fan motor,this way you won't loose any food and if the compressor goes it's new fridge time,to much to repair.hope this helps and good luck with your more thing,i've found the fans not running and by pushing the blade it runs again,if this happens the fan could run and never have a problem or it could stop an hour later but i would change it out no matter what.if it's a G.E. fridge and the motor isn't running,most likely it will be the computer board,i've found 10 machines doing this and the temp. settings turning on and off or the evap fan motor in the freezer runs slow and then fast and the condenser fan isn't running or running slowly,this is why you have to send the brand name and model number.

Oct 28, 2011 | Refrigerators

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HI, My Kenmore Air Conditioner Model# 76129 - turns on, makes a sound like it is going to work but the fan does not move. Thanks

When a fan malfunctions, the problem is usually loose or dirty blades. If the fan won't operate or if it's noisy, cleaning and tightening will usually fix it. Here's how to repair a room air conditioner's fan:
What You'll Need
You'll want to have these tools on hand to repair a room air conditioner's fan:
  • Vacuum
  • Soft cloth
  • Screwdriver or Allen wrench
  • Long-blade screwdriver
  • Wrench 20-weight nondetergent motor oil
  • Volt-ohmmeter or multimeter
Step 1: Open cabinet and locate fan.
Step 2: Clean away any debris with vacuum and soft cloth.
Step 3: Check fan blade on motor shaft for looseness. Blade is fastened to shaft with setscrew at hub of blade.
Tighten setscrew with screwdriver or Allen wrench. If air conditioner has round vent fan, tighten fan on motor shaft by inserting long-blade screwdriver through port in fan.
Fan is installed in its h­ousing with bolts, and vibration can loosen these fasteners. Then tighten them with wrench.
Step 4: If fan has oil ports, apply several drops of 20-weight nondetergent motor oil (not all-purpose oil) to each port at beginning of cooling season.
Step 5: If you suspect fan motor is faulty, test it with VOM set to RX1 scale. Disconnect terminal wires from terminals, and clip probes of VOM to wires.
If meter reads between about 3 and 30 ohms, motor is functioning properly. If meter reads either zero or an extremely high number, replace motor.
To remove the fan motor, remove the fan, the power wires, and several mounting bolts. Install the new motor with the reverse procedure .bobicehouse_59.jpg

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We had to move our Kenmore 18 fridge to install new flooring. When we hooked it back up, we noticed the 3 sides of fridge (freezer sides & top) were hot to the touch. We have a Kenmore18 with an...

its understandable that you fear the unit catching fire but in that the fridge must get hot in order to work. as the heat creates the cold but! in this case i would say your cooling fan placed at the rear next to the compressor has either stopped working or is in need of its blades being cleaned much like a cooling fan in the home when the blades get covered in silt it stops pushing as much cool air around its blades as per clean ones. so make sure the cooling fan turning on and give the fridge a good clean on the outside around the motor area. most importantly dont worry about fire the unit has many built in safety devices before that happens.

best of luck to you

please take the time to rank this repair

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Dec 07, 2010 | Kenmore Refrigerators

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Kenmore refrigerator model 53552200 evaporator fan motor won't shut off since I had the unit unplugged to clean the condenser coil. It's been 2 days now, and I don't know if it has gone through a defrost...

Good day,
First step is to check the condenser fan motor to make sure it is running. It is not unusual to dislodge something causing that motor to not be able to run after cleaning. In some cases one of the blades of the condenser fan motor can be bent causing the problem as well.
You access that motor from the bottom rear.

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What makes my refrigerator make so much noise when it runs? Have cleaned.

where is the noise coming from?is it in the freezer,could have a bad evap fan motor,is it in the back?could be condenser fan motor or something hitting the fan blades or the compressor could be noisy,you gotta send more info, what it sounds like and what part of the fridge you think it's coming from,my crystal ball ain't working today so i can't look into it and see your fridge and answer your question

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Access to condenser fan in kenmore bottom freezer

the heater you mention has zero to do with evap fan
does it make ice? if so freezer is fine and problem is air to fridge side blocked

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Just moved Kenmore s/s co;d spot. edges are now hot

This is caused by a failed condenser fan motor. Since it was recently moved, I suspect the fan blade has been blocked from spinning. Pull the fridge out and remove the cardboard cover near the floor. See the fan? Check for obstructions. If there are none and the fan is not spinning, reach in there and give it a whirl with your finger. It may spin right up, it may not.

If all else fails, you'll need to replace the fan motor. Write back with the model number and I'll get you part numbers and step you through the repair. Deal?


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Inside fan motor - evaporator

Yes if you dont hear the evap fan wprking remove rear panel in freezer let me know what you see. Is coil iced over? Is fan running? Is the motor warm? Attempt to spin the blade gently to see if the motor is bound. You can oil these.

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