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Fan tried to wire directly but fan does not run

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If you wired it correctly then you have a faulty fan motor.check for an open motor..

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Sub zero refrigerator fan wont run

Frank- another direction to try could be that either the temp sensor is faulty, thus not telling the controller that the box is over temp, so the controller is not sending power to the fan. Or the controller itself could be the issue.

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Refrigerator Not Getting Cold Hello, If your freezer is keeping your food frozen...

Refrigerator Not Getting Cold


If your freezer is keeping your food frozen but not keeping the fridge side cold then more then likely you are experiencing a problem with your evaporator fan. If you hear the compressor running then the evaporator fan should also be running. In your freezer section you should hear the sound of a fan running or feel the air coming out of the vents/louvers.

No mater what kind of Refrigerator you have all of them have evaporator fans. These fans are always located in the freezer compartment. You will need a ¼ inch nut driver or socket, a 5/16 nut driver of socket and a Phillips screw driver. Some of the time you will need a hair dryer or heating source to defrost the evaporator coil. If you have an ice maker you may need to take it out of the unit and turn off the water supply in order to get to the fan. You will also want to unplug the unit.

Here are the steps to changing the Evaporator Fan:

1. Unplug the unit
2. Remove all material from the freezer (French freezers you must remove the drawer units)
3. Remove the rear cover or top cover on French freezers
Locate the fan
4. Remove the wires (the only wire that need to be put back in the same place is the Ground the other two can go on either terminal) and fan with bracket (usually two screws in the wall casing)
5. Remove the Fan blade (The blade is reusable)
6. Remove the fan motor from the bracket
7. Go to your local hardware store and pick up a new fan motor
8. If coil is frozen (covered in ice use a hair dryer or other heat source to defrost)
9. Reinstall in reverse

If when you reinstall the fan it does not turn the proper direction (blowing air outward then you need to change the direction). There are to screws that hold the shaft in place you will nee to remove the screws and flip the shaft to the other side this will change the direction of the fan spin.

If after following this tip the fridge is still not getting cold please post to that you checked the fan and the fridge side is still not getting cold and we will be happy to assist you in your endeavor. As stated this is the most common problem.

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on Apr 23, 2011 | Refrigerators

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Is it possible fan motor in freezer wrong rotation?

Yes if you have the wires reversed..motors run in two directions polarity is what it is called....need to make sure it is spinning in the in the direction the manufacturers set...some designed to pull sir and others push...good luck..

Jun 24, 2015 | Refrigerators

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The evaporator fan is not working. Is there a schematic online for this Refrigerator?

I am not sure if their a schematic online for that brand but the circuit is going to be like this

120 volts at plug
neutral side of fan wired directly at all times
Hot side from plug into thermostat
out of thermostat into defrost timer
out of timer to evap fan motor
hot from,plug to t-stat to defrost timer finally to evap. fan plus neutral side at evep motor makes it run

Aug 15, 2011 | Sanyo SR1031S Refrigerator

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Refridge is warm, freezer is working fine. There is a damper controlled by a small motor behind the meat drawer or top drawer. Pulled out drawer, and hole that gets air from freezer was blocked with a...

This is known as the CZT or Climate Zone Technology fan and if you direct wire it and it does not run, replace.
This is the cold zone fan which supplies cold air to the meat and crisper drawers.

Feb 07, 2011 | Maytag MSD2758GEW

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Fan is not running can we fix this ourselves


You can test the fan motor. Unplug the refrig. and hook up a temporary power cord directly to the disconnected motor wires. If it is OK, clean the coils of lint build-up, disconnect the wires attached to the relay plugged onto the side of the compressor. Pop the relay apart and see if it is fried inside. If so, buy a new relay or kit, about $50 and reinstall it.

Note that
That fan keeps the compressor cool. Without it the compressor shuts down early. You should be able to easily change out that fan by getting one at an appliance parts dealer. On line you could go to to order one.

Good luck

Jul 28, 2010 | Maytag Refrigerators

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Do not know cubic size. It is a side by side approx 10 years. Motor is running but coil is freezing up in freezer, refrig side is not cooling. Evaporator fan not running so changed evaprorator motor. Fan...


The problem is still from the fan, try to settle down and try to connect the wire properly. if the wire is fix properly fan will work and refrigerator will also work.


Jun 28, 2010 | Amana SXD524VW Side by Side Refrigerator

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Whirlpool fbb36af20/2 fridge freezer frame of front fridge freezer getting hot, fan at bottom back stoped working replaced fan but when you plug in new fan it starts to work but when you fully push the fan...

Hot frame is mullion heaters. Keeps moisture from forming on door and causing rust. Sounds like the connector is defective, remove connectors and wire direct. If fan won't run then you need to call a qualified service tech.

Sep 09, 2009 | Whirlpool 25.6 cu. ft. Side-by-Side...

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Fridge Heats but dosen't cool

This fridge uses a Peltier effect cooler sometimes referred to as a TEC or "Thermo Electric Cooler".
In order to cool it must be able to dissipate heat and it sounds like the fan in the back that it uses to do this has failed.
Replace the fan with an 80mm by 80mm 12v computer cooling fan and make sure the fan blows the correct direction.
The fan will have small arrows stamped into it on one of the 4 sides indicating the direction of rotation as well as the direction of air flow.
NOTE: You can use a 3 wire fan (yellow, black, red) if that is all you can locate, just don't connect the yellow tach wire (the wire that reports fan speed to the motherboard of a computer).

Good luck and have fun.

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