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Amana side by side model ssd22nl. compressor runs and runs, but the evaporator fan does not come on. what would cause this problem?

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  • kecruggratt Feb 02, 2010

    Shastalaker7,
    Thank you for the info. The motor was replace and it still has the same problem. Every once in a while the fan will run, but very slowly. If I shut it of and wait until it gets to room temperature, the fan runs the way it should. Then it's back to the not running or running slowly. Any other thoughts on this?
    Thanks!

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Hi, If the evaporator fan in the freezer is not running, more then likely the motor has failed. The compressor will run and run because the thermostat control is never satisfied. If you have a volt meter you can check to see it there is power to the motor, 120 volts, but I would say that if it does not run, it is faulty and you must remove and replace it. If you do this on your own, take out the old motor and write down all of the information you can from the unit also. Model, serial, and name of unit. This will help if the appliance parts house needs to cross it over to a different motor. Keep me posted.
Sincerely,
Shastalaker7

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    Robert Horton Feb 02, 2010

    Hi, It sounds to me like you are loosing voltage somewhere in the circuit that the fan is in. That's all that it could be, as another componant or defrost stat is not funtioning properly causing this motor to run on less voltage and sometimes none at all..I hate to give you this kind of news, but this unit will have to be gone through with a voltage, multi-meter to find where this power is being robbed from. I wish I could be on site to help you out on this as this is what I do best.You are going to have to have someone with the know how and tools to go through this unit. I wish I had more options for you, but I don't. Please keep me posted anyway.
    Sincerely,
    Shastalaker7


  • Robert Horton
    Robert Horton Feb 02, 2010

    With the compressor running all the time as you say, this is not normal either. You could have a problem in the thermostat control causing the compressor to run and run.
    Shastalaker7


  • Robert Horton
    Robert Horton Feb 03, 2010

    Hi, In giving this more thought, I believe that you still have a problem with the motors that are being put in the unit. If they are under a full load in the colder conditions they are made to be in, they do not work right or not at all. I would check and make sure you point this out to the tech you call out to make sure this is a sealed motor designed to work under these extreme conditions. Good Luck,
    Shastalaker7


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