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I have a side by side Kenmore fridge & freezer model 970-563122. A week ago I discovered the condenser fan was siezed up when I was tracking down a water leak for the ice maker. I was able to locate a fan motor that fit on good. This fan pulls the air across the condensing coils as apposed to pushing it in the other direction. Does this matter and is this okay? The fridge seem to work good for a few days making ice but now it is not cooling even though I adjusted the thermostate down cooler. I felt the condensing coils now and they are about room temperature unlike before when I discovered the fan was siezed, they along with the compressor was very hot to touch. Any ideas what could be my problem Thanks Mike

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Good day,
That's not a good thing to do. First, shut it down, and let it get to room temperature. The engineers designed it to be either a push or pull style. My suggestion, is to remove the motor and go to an appliance parts house and get a blade that will make it a pusher. In this case 2 wrongs make a right.
However, there is a chance you damaged the compressor. Only testing will tell.
As well, the fact the old one was out had already created an overheating problem with the compressor and just makes the situation worse.
If no luck, it is possible the relay clipped to the body of the compressor is fried, and replacing it may work.
Beyond that you'll need a trained tech to determine the extent of the damage.

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