My fridge stopped cooling a week ago but freezer works fine. I threw my food out, unplugged the thing and left doors open, for 2 day... maybe something to do with frost. But no, I plugged back in and still same problem. I called a service shop and they said most likely the evaporative fan that blows the cold air from freezer up to the fridge part is stopped or dead. Does that sound probable? It this evap fan something that I can examine and replace myself? I'm not afraid of taking things apart as I'm a computer techie myself. Do I need a hammer?
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Re: how to examine MFF2557HES evap fan?
Yes, if you're not afraid of removing service panels and replacing parts, then this is something that you can probably replace without too much trouble. Very straightforward, just remove the fan motor assembly & screw a new back into it's place.
And yes, that sounds very probable if you've already tried defrosting the machine first.
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if you go here you can see the damper,fan assy. that's in the top of your machine in the fresh food side http://www.repairclinic.com/PartDetail/Damper/WR49X10091/1055112 this is a damper with another fan in it,when the t-stat calls for cold air the damper door opens to let the cold air in from the freezer and the fan in it blows the cold air around inside the fridge,if the freezer is fine and the fridge side is warm most likely this is your problem,part number WR49X10091 and it's around 130 dollars.unplug the machine,remove the light cover on the ceiling,remove the 1/4 inch screws and drop the light assy.remove thhe filter cover on the right side so you can remove the damper assy.pop off the cover on the piece that runs up the back center,remove the screws to the damper,read the instructions and put it back together again.should take you around 45 to 60 minutes.hope this helps and good luck.
you should have sent the model number so i could look up your machine,open the freezer door,do you hear the fan blowing in the freezer?if not you have a bad evap fan motor,if the fan is good you could have a bad damper located in the fridge section,all that happens is the evaporator coil in the freezer gets cold,the evap fan blows the cold air over into the fridge section,it could just go through an air duct or through a damper,if there is a damper most likely this is your problem or check the back inside wall of the freezer and see if there's any frost on it,you could have a defrost problem or the door could have been left open and the air ducts frose up,also if the freezer is on top you could have a blocked drain in the freezer and the air ducts are iced up,look under the crisper draws to see if any water is under them if so the drain is blocked.these are the things to check,if you send the model number and a little more info i can help you out better
You may have Ice buildup in the freezer. You freezer has a fan in the bak that sends the cool air to the fridge. Your fridge dial determines how muh cold air comes from the freezer. Try defrosting the freezer. You may have to pull the back panel off of the inside of the freezer to get the ice thawed. The ice build up is likely causing the air to not get to the fridge. Hope it works.
The defrost control board can be found inside the fresh food compartment behind the control panel where you adjust temperatures for the refrigerator and freezer. To gt to the control board you need to unplug the refrigerator and disassemble the control panel. Look over the control board sometimes you may see signs of heat damage but not always. If you have questions I will be here so please ask, Thanks Sea Breeze
If you are sure the fan in the freezer is running and you don't feel any air flow out of the top middle vent inside the fridge section, then the damper motor must be bad. The damper motor is behind that vent cover inside the fridge section.