Got to a job today - was an Amana bottom freezer refrigerator. Model / manufacture number / serial ------ BBI20TPSW / P1199103WW / 9612210892
Anyways, fan was dead. Installed a new fan kit for it - R0151005. Now the strange happens. I know on amana's defrost thermo has to close before fan runs. I fire it up, wait about 10 minutes, and no fan running. I check voltage to fan, and it's getting 77 volts. I then bypass thermo and eliminate from circuit, and still 77 volts.
? I had to get to other jobs, and luckily this is a cousin of mine, so I told her I would be back. Ran a test cord to fan, it runs fine. Defrost thermo closed - checked with meter. Where the hell is the 77 volts coming from?? Power at outlet is fine - 118 volts. No burnt wires visible, Old fan was one of those ESM GE motor fans. I must be missing something, but I couldn't think straight anymore so left it there.
It's a spare refrigerator in pantry and nothing was in it so there is no emergency.
One other note/ - She had a Kitchenaid refrig in the kitchen, and I repaired that one also - relay and overload was bad. She said they power failed several times then both boxes were knocked out.
I'm not going back till Thurs or Friday, Next move to start checking wires. Just wondering if anyone has any ideas on this problem before I head back. thanks in advance