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Was vacuuming coils/bottom of fridge and my brush hit the fan and now fan is not spinning. Does the fan always spin or only when called for??? HELP HELP

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The fan spins when the compressor (motor near the fan) is running. If yours doesn't,make sure you didn't bend a fan blade or the fan housing stopping the fan

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Hi,
If the compressor...the black can in the back...is running then the fan should be running...
if it is not running when it should be, check the fan baldes, you may have bent one or more of the blades and now the fan is stuck because it cannot turn...
If so, just bend the fan blades back stright so they do not hit anything...

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