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The fan for the condensor is intermittent. When not running the centre piller gets extremely hot. I can spin the fan and sometimes it runs but often not. It's a Maytag GS2126PEDW/18 FD8205 S/No. 18061929AJ Side by Side Fridge

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Hi there,

Well the condensor fan is located behind the refrigerator. It may be necessary to remove an access panel to reach it. Clean the fan. If the fan blade is damaged, it can be removed from the fan motor and it should be replaced. Spin the fan blade, it should move smoothly and freely. If the fan does not move smoothly then you need to replace the fan motor. If the fan motor cannot be accessed for testing, remove the motor. The fan motor is held in place with screws and possibly a mounting bracket. Remove the bracket and the screws and pull the motor back away from the housing. You need a Ohms meter to check out the fan motor, please post comments for further help or information.........

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