Hi, my refrigerator is about 10 yrs old now. The freezer and refrigerator compartments are keeping everything to the correct temperatures. The problem is that there is a fan that is kicking on and off, and on and off, until finally it stays on and then everything seems to run normal. I believe it is the Evaporator Fan Motor, located in the freezer compartment. My question is, is the Evaporator Motor about to go out on me, or is there a sensor telling the Evaporator Motor to start and stop, and start and stop. The replacement of this Motor seems easy enough, but I don't want to replace it if the issue is another component. Thanks for your help.
Answer Hello Andy,
If only the fan inside the unit is kicking on and off, check the electrical connections to the fan motor from the control section. If no poor electrical connections are located, the evaporator fan motor 5303918549 inside the freezer compartment is most likely failing. If this doesn't correct the issue, the adaptive defrost control 5303918476 should be replaced.
Model #GLRS267ZCW1, 1904 Frigidaire. The evaporator motor goes on spinning then it stops and sometimes runs all day then goes back to running off and on is the motor going? Does it have to be replaced? When the motor is going off and on there is a grinding sound can be heard in the next room 15 feet away. It stops and goes ,then sometimes it stays on and there is no noise. Just the refrigerator running.
Answer You will want to check the fan motor and area around the fan blade to make sure that there is no ice build up around the motor. If there is then it will need to be cleared. In most cases a fan motor that works and then doesn't is normally caused by a faulty control board that sends the power to the fan. With the issue that you are having with the noise and the starting and stopping it sounds like the fan is on its way out.