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Offline mikeathome

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only 106 volts to condensor fan
« on: February 13, 2014, 06:14:38 PM »
Ice built up on the condenser fan bracket (has done this several times, suspect it's from the ice maker water supply) so as usual I attempted to chip it away from the fan. here lies the problem, It was 3 in the morning and the fan started it's loud noise hitting the ice, so instead of unplugging the frig I just chipped the ice away, while doing so one of the prongs power or ground (suspect power) touched the metal cover plate and the fan stopped working. go figure, the 1/8th inch space from the prong to the wire connect had to touch the metal.

Anyway damage done - I have checked the ohms on the fan = ok (0) and used a standard old extension cord missing the female end (loose wires) to power the fan = fan works ok.

Checked the power supply to the fan (frig harness) and only have 106 volts not the 110 I was expecting.....Any ideas on how to fix this would be greatly appreciated.

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only 106 volts to condensor fan
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2014, 06:57:14 PM »
Forgot to mention - it is a Frigidaire side by side Model# FRS26F5A, 2001

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Re: only 106 volts to condensor fan
« Reply #2 on: February 13, 2014, 08:05:50 PM »
It,s the evaporator fan motor and it sounds like you broke terminal off fan motor and need a new one.106 volts will be ok to power fan motor as your meter could be off as far as the reading.5303918549 is the part number for fan motor.http://www.appliancepartspros.com/frigidaire-evaporator-fan-motor-5303918549-ap4700070.html
« Last Edit: February 13, 2014, 08:06:50 PM by dab147315 »

Offline mikeathome

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Re: only 106 volts to condensor fan
« Reply #3 on: February 22, 2014, 08:54:03 AM »
I don't know why you think it's the fan, I posted that the fan works. Actually everything on the frig works except the fan (when plugged into the frig wiring harness. Also I checked my meter with a couple of the house outlets and it reads 123 volts. So the reading on the frig @ 106 volts is a problem.

I wasn't sure if it was a control board or a power board at fault.

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Re: only 106 volts to condensor fan
« Reply #4 on: February 22, 2014, 11:30:37 AM »
It sounds like the short took out the adaptive defrost control, 5303918476. You can confirm by checking for a voltage drop between E8 and E9 on the control while the fridge is running.  If you get 120vac, the control is bad.

 

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