Freezer cold / fridge warm


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Old 11-15-16, 07:14 AM
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Freezer cold / fridge warm

Issue is as stated, Freezer seems cold, but fridge is warm.

Unplugged it overnight. Checkecked passage ports (3) for blockage they are clear. Also checked drain line / tube in back for blockage it is clear.

Condensor coils are relatively clean and evaporator coils are relatively clean. Condensor fan works. Compressor gets warm/hot when fridge is plugged in and freezer seems cold.

When first plugged in evaporator fan works but then shuts off later and fridge still warm. Also doesnt seem as loud as it usually is when it is working.

Any ideas please? Can I test the evaporator fan somehow? Could it be control circuit/temperature sensors???

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Old 11-15-16, 07:54 AM
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Fridge is an Amana A8RXCGFXW02

seems to be a clone of Maytag W8RXCGFXQ02
 
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Old 11-15-16, 09:36 AM
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If the fan shuts off by itself or slows down it needs to be replaced.
Pretty hard to test as it basically works or it doesn't.

Everything else sounds normal from your description which leaves the fan.
Some fridges use electric dampers that can get stuck but yours doesn't appear to use one.
 
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Old 11-15-16, 11:00 AM
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Thanks very much PJMAx


Is there any chance it could be a faulty Defrosting issue or TSTAT/temp sensor/electronic issue?
 
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Old 11-15-16, 06:19 PM
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One more thing , forgot to mention. The evaporator coils were frosting last time I ran it. Not sure if this is normal or due to faulty evaporator fan or faulty defrost system. I assumed some frosting was normal
 
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Old 11-16-16, 08:27 AM
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Due to the presence of frosting, is it safe to assume that this is due to the evap fan motor, or could it be a defrost componenet:

Defrost Heater, Bi-metal defrost, defrost controler????


Is there further troubleshooting I can do to narrow it down? Can I test the fan in some conclusive way??

Thanks again PJMax and everyone
 
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Old 11-16-16, 08:52 AM
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Frosting, not icing, of the evaporator coil is normal. Frost forms almost immediately as soon as the coil gets cold. Air flowing across it does reduce that and when it builds up to the point of icing.... the defrost takes over.

You mentioned previously that the fan intermittently had stopped working. That would be a pretty good indication of a problem with it.

Pretty hard to confirm it's bad. Usually they work or they don't. You would have to check the voltage to it when it stopped working.
 
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Old 12-09-16, 11:24 AM
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I wanted to come back here and close the loop on this thread:

Was indeed the evaporator fan!!! Replaced it and all is working fine again!


Thanks again PJMax..
 
 

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