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Frigidaire side by side model #FRS6R5ESBC

I am replacing the fan blade on the motor next to the condensor. I am looking for information on which way the fan should spin. Currently it looks like its spinning counterclockwise, but I'm getting conflicting information whether this is correct or not. This is pulling air from the coils under the freezer out towards the compressor. Is this correct?

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Fan rotation is determined by the motor direction of rotation. Cool air should pass over the compressor then over the condenser. Look from the motor end for the direction of rotation. Drive to driven. Motor is the drive and fan blade is the driven.

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