The fan inside the fridge only goes on if the freezer door is open. Why is this? Which part is broken?
Answer Hello Ken. Check and see if the unit is frosted up. If so, it will cause you to think the fans are doing this. If so, you will need to test the defrost heater and the defrost thermostat. They should read closed for continuity when cold. You can test this with a multi-meter TJMA-DMT3. I will include a link at the end to assist you how to use the multi-meter if needed. If both parts are good, you will need to replace the defrost timer. Once the problem is repaired, you will need to thaw out the ice on the coils before the unit will operate properly. http://forum.appliancepartspros.com/oven-repair-including-ranges-cooktops/4810-how-check-continuity-ohmmeter.html
Does control defrost make fan go on and off to control refrigerator tempature? Where is control defrost located at?
Answer Hello Kevin. The temp control WR09X10133 or the defrost timer WR09X10041 can cause the fan motor not to run, but if one of these are bad, the compressor will not run also. They both are located in the control panel.