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Compressor runs, fans don't

I checked power to the interior fan with the compressor on and it had voltage across the leads. Have reset unit several times with no result. Suspect burnt out fan transformer unless there is a reset button somewhere or another control that I cannot see.

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Hi thomasej

There is no reset button anywhere for the fans. Like you said, it could be a burnt out transformer or it could be that the defrost timer went bad. Let me know what you decide to do and if you are able to fix it. If not, let me know and I would be glad to help you with any further questions or concerns that you may have.

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Fans wear out too, did it make any unusual noises befor it stopped working?

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