The freezer is still working but I can smell plastic burning. Is it the motor or is it something else?
ANSWER Hello Brenda,
This can be a number of things. Look around the light area for any signs of melting plastic. Operate the door switch manually to insure its' normal operation and check by slowly closing the door while looking into the crack. You can use a butter knife or popsicle stick to see if the light is turning off when the door closes.
If this all checks good, now you need to remove the rear wall of the freezer compartment. Look around the bottom of the coils for any plastic liner melting, discoloration, or malforming of same. If this looks good, spin the fan blade by hand. Also, when the unit is running, stop the fan blade in the freezer compartment by hand and see if it starts back up on its' own. If you have to bump the fan blade to get the fan going again, replace the fan motor.
Answered by AppliancePartsPros.com | Wednesday, July 25, 2012