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Offline Ronyeager

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Amana Fridge evap fan not spinning
« on: July 12, 2011, 01:51:21 PM »
hey, yesterday the fan was spinning great on this amana.  I check the continuity and it checks out great.  Any ideas as to why the fan would not be spinning right now?  What else should I check out?

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Re: Amana Fridge evap fan not spinning
« Reply #1 on: July 12, 2011, 04:25:00 PM »
Did you oil it?
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Re: Amana Fridge evap fan not spinning
« Reply #2 on: July 12, 2011, 04:43:22 PM »
I did not, would you mind explaining that?  But, I have another issue.  The compressor and the compressor fan stopped all together.  I still have lights on the inside, but, other than that it is just a hunk a metal at this point.  It was working great last night so I am a little confused  :-\

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Re: Amana Fridge evap fan not spinning
« Reply #3 on: July 12, 2011, 04:53:48 PM »
Go to the hardware store and get some Zoomspout oil add a little to each end bell on the motor and work it free. This oil is the best stuff you could have in your tool box. Safe on all major appliances and HVAC applications.

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Re: Amana Fridge evap fan not spinning
« Reply #4 on: July 12, 2011, 05:25:42 PM »
okay I will.  Any ideas as to why the compressor and the compressor fan stopped working.  What should I look into there?

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Re: Amana Fridge evap fan not spinning
« Reply #5 on: July 12, 2011, 05:28:57 PM »
The compressor and condenser fan (compressor fan) should run together.

If nether one is running it could be stuck in defrost or the cold control could be stuck open.
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Re: Amana Fridge evap fan not spinning
« Reply #6 on: July 13, 2011, 12:03:14 AM »
  Is that the model B6xR41pWwvJ Amana side mount?

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Re: Amana Fridge evap fan not spinning
« Reply #7 on: July 13, 2011, 03:21:42 PM »
You know I do not have the model number for this unit.  It is a little older, probably 12 or 13 years old and the model number is no where to be found.  But, Ill tell ya this fridge has a mind of its own.  Couldn't get the evap fan to spin then this morning it just kicked on this unit cools great, I am just worried it doesn't always do what it is supposed too.  I sure wish it would do I what I want it to do when I want it to do it  :)

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Re: Amana Fridge evap fan not spinning
« Reply #8 on: July 13, 2011, 05:01:47 PM »
I think AJ's suggestion is on target.
Bad defrost control or bad cold control.
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Re: Amana Fridge evap fan not spinning
« Reply #9 on: July 13, 2011, 05:20:12 PM »
Ya, the compressor will kick back on but then the evap fan won't kick back on when the compressor does.  What should I test.  the cold control or the defrost thermostat? I don't even know where the timer is on this unit

 

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