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Evap fan stops turning

The first we knew of this problem is when you used the water/ ice maker the lights on display would blink, then there was a clicking noise coming from the mother board on back of refrigerator. we then noticed that the clicking noise coincided with the evap fan barely moving. we moved the fan with a butter knife and the fan would take off. the fan will run all day but when checked in the morning it will be barely running with clicking sound.

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  • mark r Nov 05, 2007

    i replaced the mother board and it fixed the problem for a day, the next morning the problem is back!!

  • mark r Nov 08, 2007

    i got a lifetime warranty on the mother board , should i go ahead and get another one and replace it along with the fan motor?

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It sounds like the sensor circuit in the motor is out or the motor is binding slightly so that the motherboard can't tell what the fan rpm is. Replace the motor and you should be ok. This is a common failure I have run in to.
Post back if you have any questions.
Thanks/Mike

Posted on Nov 07, 2007

  • Anonymous Nov 08, 2007

    The motherboard will usually be ok unless the motor shorts out completely, but if you can get another one at no charge I would say go for it.

    Thanks/Mike

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