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The fan motor for the refrigerator is not working.

The freezer is working fine, but the fan motor does not blow cold air to the refrigerator part.

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You've identified the problem, now check if your model is listed on SearsDirect with an illustrated breakdown:
Sear parts
They have many thousands of appliances listed in their library besides Kenmore and Sears.
If present, you can determine if you want to DIY or hire a service company to do the work. You can order the part through Sears if model is listed or if you have a Johnstone Supply in your area, they will have a compatible (or original, if you want another crappy fan motor) for fewer dollars.
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Posted on Jul 07, 2010

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SOURCE: Amana refrigerator only not working

Few questions first. 1.  What is the entire model # on the sticker inside the fridge section?  2.  Is the fan in the freezer running?  3.  Is there a thick frost build up on the back panel in the freezer (look at the bottom half for a side by side)?

Posted on Oct 20, 2007

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SOURCE: NO COLD AIR BLOWING TO REFRIGERATOR

The fan in the freezer blows its air through the COILS in the freezer. If the coils are plugged with frost, there will be no breeze coming into the fresh food compartment. One other thing i have seen on Amana and Sears, is that the fan slips on the motor shaft. Make sure the fan blade is tight on the shaft.

Posted on May 04, 2009

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SOURCE: Refrigerator does not get cold

Hi,
As the weather is getting warmer for many people their freezer and/or refrigerator do not work right because of a dirty condenser coil...

Check out this tip that I wrote about that... it is a great place to start trouble shooting your unit...and something that you can do rather then calling a repair person to do a simple thing for you...

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Posted on Apr 30, 2010

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SOURCE: Refrigerator is not cold

Hi Louis,

This is what has happened. Due to the door being opened for so long moisture which is naturally in the air has collected on your freezer coils. What you need to do is turn the whole thing off for at least 24 hours. Open the doors and put some towels around it to let the frost melt out.
All the air that gets cooled in your unit gets cooled by a fan that pulls air through those coils. Once the frost has melted out of them it should cool just fine.

Posted on May 25, 2010

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SOURCE: Whirlpool fridge not blowing cold air but freezer

The fridge gets its cold air from the freezer through a vent(damper) between the freezer and fridge.The fan in the freezer blows air through it. Make sure this fan is running. You may have to hold the door switch in for it to run. There is a flap you adjust with the fridge temp. control. Make sure it's opening and closing when you adjust the fridge temp.
The problem could be the electronic control if you have one or the mechanical linkages.

If the evaporator coils behind the back panel of the freezer are icing up because of auto defrost failure that will stop the circulation of cold air and eventually affect the freezer too.

check defrost timer, defrost heater, defrost thermostat. In most newer models the timer has been replaced by an electronic control board. If the heater and thermostat are ok it’ll be the control.

Posted on May 28, 2010

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