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Our side by side unit's motor won't turn off and the temperature has remained constant. It might be just a fan stuck on. What do you recommend?

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Sound like the thermostat needs replacing

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Hello Georgia;

My name is Peter. I am a retired field service refrigeration technician.

It sounds like your unit is not dissipating the heat.

With your hand feel the front of the separator between the freezer and the fresh food section. Is it hot?

Ok, this is a simple fix.

You have a condenser coil like your car radiator that cools your engine. This is the same on your unit.

You have not provided a model number. Your model number is on a label on the inside wall of your fresh food section near the top.

Your condenser coil is located on the bottom of your unit.

This coil is either accessible through the front bottom toe plate or through a canister in the lower back of your unit. If this coil is plugged up with normal dust and hair it could make a difference as much as 40 degrees F.

But, you problem goes beyond that. The cooling coil not being able to dissipate the heat will cause the compressor to run constantly trying to meet the unit set temperatures.

So, The problem is: The condenser cooling fan is not working.

What to do:

1.) Do not unplug your unit.
2.) Pull your unit out to where you can physically get behind it.
You may have leveling screws where you will need to raise them by turning them counterclockwise. If you have a expensive kitchen floor protect it with cardboard.
3.) Remove the lower bottom cover.
4.) On the left had side is your condenser cooling fan. The fan may have been stuck due to grime. Moving the unit may have freed the fan.
5.) With a screw driver or something try to turn the fan blade clockwise.
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7.) If the fan does not turn. Leave your unit pulled out. Take a general house fan and blow air under the bottom of your unit.

If you do not understand these instructions, please call me.

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Your fan is not designed to run constantly. Your fan will turn on when the set temperature falls 10-20 degrees below set temperature, and will run until the unit is 10-20 degrees above set temperature.

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