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Refrigerator does not get cold (model# frt17l3fw1. frigidaire). the blower fan in the freezer runs, but the freezer is warm the compressor at the back of ref is too hot and i don't see a blower motor fan to cool the compressor. the compressor don't seem to be running. please advise

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Hi,
The condenser fan at the compressor may be bad and it contributed to the compressor not running...

Turn it off completely and let is cool over night and then plug it back in and see if the fan runs and if the compressor runs...

If the compressor runs but not the fan then check for voltage going to the fan and replace as needed...if there is no voltage then trace bad to see if the main board is bad...

Start relay and capacitor may be bad if the compressor does not run after getting completely cooled down...

Check out these tips that I wrote about that... it is a greatplace to start trouble shooting your unit...and something that you can dorather then calling a repair person to do a simple thing for you...

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heatman101

Posted on Nov 09, 2010

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    D. Floyd Kolb Nov 11, 2010

    Hi,

    It is a pain to get to and will be underneath by the compressor and should look like this.....



    I would also buy a new blade for it...



    But check that you have power to it and it is not running for sure before ordering it...

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