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I have the top/bottom model. 7yrs old. The fridge is on but not very cold. The freezer is cool & keeps ice solid but will not freeze meet or frozen veggies. Fan will not turn on. The fridge was turned off at one point and vaccumed any dust. I ran the ice maker 3 days in a row which I normally do not. And then one day it quit making ice and from then on does not get cold. It reminds me of my car air cond/it needed freeon. Does it sound similar?

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  • kmunoz40 Sep 13, 2010

    Do I have to pay 7.00 dollars to questions reqarding your solution?

  • kmunoz40 Sep 13, 2010

    Can i purchase a motor fan on my own and where?

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  • kmunoz40 Sep 14, 2010

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I could be a bad control board, relay, fan, or poosibly thermostat not turning the compressor on, or you're right, the compressor could be a little low on freon. Here is a general troublshooting aid:
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You might have two problems- a faulty water supply valve, and whichever problem is not turning on your fan. Here's an icemaker troublshooting site:
http://repair2000.com/icemkr.html
Good luck, hope this helps, and thanks for using FixYa.

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    Tom Carson Sep 16, 2010

    If you enter your model number at the following site, they will have diagrams and parts lists to assist you: http://www.appliancepartspros.com/
    Enter the make and word "support and parts" and you will find some options for your fan.
    Sorry I didn't respond earlier, and good luck!

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Remove the inside panels of the freezer and the fan,the fan most likely has gone out,replace it,and after removing the inside panels of the freezer,look under the evaporator coil and see if the drain is frozen.If so melt the ice with hot water from the sink,until it is clear,food debris stops the drain up from crumbs and such,then the water can not drain so it freezes,this is water from the defrost on the coils,it is on a timer.If the timer is stuck on,then the coil will be warm to touch,and the drain will not be frozen.Make sure the drain is good and clear,water from defrosting the drain will end up overflowing the drip pan under the unit.When this has been done and it is back together,set the setting to a warmer setting in the freezer,this diverts the cold air to the fridge compartment,and still will allow the freezer to freeze.Then set the thermostat in the fridge compartment to a colder setting.Allow over night for the unit to start showing a difference.The ice maker will take a while to regulate.

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Hi!!
Unplug unit form wall outlet, remove the Ice maker and freezer back panel, unplug electrical connections from the fan and remove it. Using a heat gun or hair dryer to defrost the evaporator coil on the back of the freezer, make sure the water line going to the Ice Maker and air duct going to the fridge part of the unit is free of ice. Use some towels to soak the water from the melting ice. replace old fan motor with a new one, reinstall back panel and ice maker, plug unit back into wall outlet and make sure the freezer fan is working.
The freezer fan makes cool air circulate thru the unit, if it becomes inoperative, the evaporator fan will freeze up and fridge part of unit will get warmer.
Keep me posted! If you need additional help just post a comment.!

Posted on Sep 13, 2010

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  • Rene J Solis Sep 13, 2010

    No Sir. Will give you all the assistance you need to get your unit working. Feel free to ask any questions.

  • Rene J Solis Sep 13, 2010

    Yes you can buy it at any appliance parts store and many hardware stores. You'll need the units model number. You can call the store in advance to make sure they have it in stock.

  • Rene J Solis Sep 14, 2010

    Hi!!
    Unplug unit form wall outlet, remove the Ice maker and freezer back panel, unplug electrical connections from the fan and remove it. Using a heat gun or hair dryer to defrost the evaporator coil on the back of the freezer, make sure the water line going to the Ice Maker and air duct going to the fridge part of the unit is free of ice. Use some towels to soak the water from the melting ice. replace old fan motor with a new one, reinstall back panel and ice maker, plug unit back into wall outlet and make sure the freezer fan is working.
    The freezer fan makes cool air circulate thru the unit, if it becomes inoperative, the evaporator fan will freeze up and fridge part of unit will get warmer.



    If you need help installing the fan motor, just let me know.

  • Rene J Solis Sep 14, 2010

    I am pretty confident that the fan will solve the problems you described. I expect to hear from you tomorrow saying your fridge is working fine. Good day. Thanks for using FixYa.

  • Rene J Solis Sep 16, 2010

    I am glad your problem is solved! Thank you for using FixYa!!

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