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Where do you get replacement motor for fan?

I have a similar situation as a previously posed question. My freezer is freezing but the refrigerator is not cooling. Following the instructions, in that posting, I found that the 'fan' behind the 'wall' is not spinning. The response suggested replacing it, where do you get the replacement motor? In that same posted, the author said that the thermostat might also be to blame, where can a replacement for that unit be found? Thanks in advance! Allan

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  • Allan Ebalo Apr 01, 2007

    I will give that a shot, but when the refrigerator was cooling you could hear the fan with the door shut, now you cannot. I assumed that meant the motor was gone, so in the meantime I order the part from LG ($10 with shipping). How do I 'power it direct from the mains' to test the installed motor?

    Thanks for the super fast response!


  • Allan Ebalo Apr 01, 2007

    no ice around fan, it spins freely. How can I check to see if door switch is working? So you don't think a faulty thermostat is likely?


  • Allan Ebalo Apr 04, 2007

    Sorry about delay, I work nights, it was easier to find my multimeter in the day time. Check motor, it has a good signal. I assume this means the motor works and that my problem is now somewhere else? The part I ordered did arrive but apparently I spent so much time describing the 'fan' that I ordered IT (the fan), and not the motor. I 'checked' switch light turns off when you push it.

    Thanks again for quick responses.

  • Allan Ebalo Apr 04, 2007

    how would I go about wiring the fan in parallel with the compressor? How can I check the fan stat? How can I check if there is a system fault?

    Thanks again!

  • Allan Ebalo Apr 11, 2007

    I got a copy of the pdf file with a parts list for my refrigerator. The 'stat' you were refering to, would it be the defrost control assembly?

    thanks again for all your help.

  • Allan Ebalo Apr 16, 2007

    Swapped out 'stat'. How long will it take before it functions in the refrigerator? And since I had the old one in hand I checked with my multimeter. It 'seems' continuous(?). What are the other possible problem sites?

    Thanks again!

  • Allan Ebalo Apr 16, 2007

    Bad news. Swapped out 'stat' waited your recommended 15mins, and more (ice started to build up on it ) and nothing. Fan motor has not yet arrived will swap that out and see. I talked to a gentleman (in RL) who has worked on lgs and he recommended swapping out the control board (stupid expensive!). Earlier you suggested a faulty door switch. IF the light turns off it works right? Getting on towards 3weeks with no refrigerator things are starting to get ugly here, and I'm not talking about JUST the refrigerator.

    Thanks soooo much!



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Hesitate a little. the fact that the fan not spinning does not mean it is faulty. check continuity across the fan or if you can do so safely, power it direct from mains. remember a lot of these fans are unpowered when the door is open as well

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  • douglas smith Apr 01, 2007

    fact that you cannot hear fan with door shut can mean:
    ice build-up round fan jamming it - most common
    fan faulty
    door switch faulty

    to power up direct from mains - check fan is mains voltage. it should have a little lable on it giving voltage. literally just disconnect and run a lead from a mains supply and see if it runs. in practice these fans are reliable and think problem probably lies elsewhere

  • douglas smith Apr 02, 2007

    before you go any further, you need to check that the fan is in fact faulty. a simple continuity check will tell you that or power up direct as previously suggested. or if the new part has arrived, just substitute and see what happens.

  • douglas smith Apr 04, 2007

    a possibility is that there may be a fan stat mounted on the evaporator - fan doesnt turn on till evap is cold. this stat may be faulty. alternatively, if there is a system fault, the evaporator may not be getting cold enough operate the stat.

    a pal of mine used to just wire the fan in parralel with the compressor to do a cheap and cheerful repair

  • douglas smith Apr 16, 2007

    never timed it but should work within about 15 mins.



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