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Refrigerator not working properly

My ref. is not working properly
i remove the inside frezzer panel and notice that the interior blower fan in inop i check the connection they look ok . possible bad fan motor?
or any relay?
please help

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  • espinozza Jul 13, 2008

    Refrigerator door switch appears to be ok, on both door .

    The interior lights are working fine, that means that switches are ok

    Am I right ?

  • espinozza Jul 17, 2008

    thank for taking your time

    when i removed the back panel

    i hard wire the fan motor to make it work (added ground to the motor) and and the refrigarator start working fine

    but the motor stays on at all the time.

    this time i removed the wire to test the swithch

    for some reson the fan is working fine

    without the added wire. now i remove the door switch and the fan still working

    i think that the door switch is not the one turn on and off the fan

    am i right? my refrigerator is working fine at this time im going to see how long it last if you have any other suggestion please let me know. thanks



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Instead of folling with the wiring, make sure the fan is just rusted into place...give it a push by hand and electric power should do the rest. THE FAN HAS NO TORQUE AT REST.


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There may be a door switch which turns the blower motor off when door is open. If this fan switch is bad it would cut power to the motor.

Posted on Jul 12, 2008

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    James Helmer Jul 17, 2008

    Some of the switches are double acting which turn off the fan and on the light when you open the door and the reverse when you close the door.

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    James Helmer Jul 17, 2008

    If your switch had three wires it would be for the fan operation. If it had only two wires it would be for the light only.



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