I have a Frigidaire refrigerator. It was bought brand new 6 years ago. I have had to replace the evaporator fan 4 times already? Any ideas why it keeps going out.
Answer Hello Angela,
You may want to check to make sure that you don't have any loose connections and proper voltage (120vac) for your evaporator fan motor. Loose connections or voltage issues could cause a fan motor 5303918549 to fail. You will also want to install all components of the new fan motor. There should be instructions that come with it. You can test this with a multi-meter TJMA-DMT3. Here is a link on how to use a multi-meter. http://forum.appliancepartspros.com/oven-repair-including-ranges-cooktops/4810-how-check-continuity-ohmmeter.html
do you have the exact wire replacements for this unit - there is no tech sheet anywhere and the instruction sheet with the evap fan mot. do not explain which wires to cut / replace thanks..
Answer Hello Dave B. In the kit 5303918549 there is an instruction sheet. You will need to follow these instructions. If the plug does not fit the plug in your freezer, you will cut and splice the wires with the wires in the freezer and not use the wiring harness with the fan motor. Use the three crimp connectors to put over the spliced wires. Hope this helps.
I replaced the Evaporator Motor Fan Kit and it still does not operate. I do have 120 Volts at the red/white and brown wires leading to the fan. Ground is secure. I just saw the defrost working and not sure what to do next. I also do not have any water at the door dispensor? Please help this fridge is starting to nickel and dime me.
Answer Jim, When the "ADC" advances into the defrost cycle and turns the defrost heater on, power to the evaporator fan, the condenser fan and the compressor, is bypassed, and none of these components run. once the control temp drops back in range, the compressor, evaporator fan and the condenser fan, start and run, until the selected temp. is reached, this could take as long as 40 minutes in some cases. As for the water dispenser, the weakest link, and most common issue is the water inlet valve solenoid 242252702, that may be where you want to start. Thanks
The refrigerator portion does not cool properly. I'ts been really really hot and I noticed the freezer was set on MAX. Even though the unit thermostat works properly and is set on COLDEST. Would the fact that the damper is almost shut be the culprit? I tested the thermostat and defrost timer and both checked out OK. Thanks!
Answer Hello Bruce,
The fact that the freezer is on max is why the fresh food section is warm. You see, the max setting on the freezer prevents air to flow as needed into the fresh food section. Think of it this way, the fresh food control is the electrical control which turns the compressor and fans on and off as needed. The freezer control is an air flow adjustment which controls how much cold from the freezer section is allowed to pass into the fresh food section.
Another factor to consider is that the units are designed to operate at maximum efficiency when in room temperature,(70°F to 80°F). You see, refrigeration doesn't make cold. It removes heat. The heat it removes is carried to the hot coils outside of the unit to be dissipated back into the room. When the hot coils are in an environment that is as hot or hotter than the coils, the unit cannot dissipate the heat, so the inside of the unit cannot get any cooler. This causes long run times and will prevent the interior from ever satisfying the thermostat.