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I have a KitchenAid KSCS25FKSS00 side-by-side refrigerator. Freezer suddenly began warming and noticed divider between freezer and fridge very hot. Removed back panel and noticed condensor fan was not running, but it would start up if I gave it a spin. It eventually stops again and the warming problem returns. Does this mean the condenser fan needs to be replaced? I figure that it must be the fan rather than a control board since it runs when I spin it. Your opinions are much appreciated.

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Yes, you need to replace that fan...
Many times a freezer and/or refrigeratordo not work right because of a dirty condenser coil...there are also many otherthings that can go wrong. If you are hearing a clicking or buzzing then check out thelast two tips.

If your refrigerator is running but warm, then...

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

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