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Freezer doesn't seem cold enough, took over 24 hours to make ice cubes!!! Small fan at the back of the freezer doesn't seem to work regularly, fridge seems ok

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If the fan in the refrigerator (evaporator fan) isn't working properly your machine isn't going to be as cold as it should be and your ice maker won't work properly as well. This is due to the fact that the ice maker has a sensor in it and it won't produce ice unless the sensor tells it is lower than 10 degrees F. A rule of thumb is if the condensor fan motor is running, which is the fan located by the compressor, than the evaporator fan should be running as well. Now, with that said, there evap fan is tied into what they call a bi-metal thermostat. Depending on the brand these sometimes go bad causing the fan not to run, but that wil cause it not to work at all. If its working intermitantly, than chances are the fan motor is bad.

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