Hello Parts Pro - I have an annoying hum coming from my refrigerator P/N kscs25inss00. I can't figure out where exactly it's coming from. I would think its either the evaporator fan, condenser fan, or compressor. It cycles on and off. I can hear the fans running but I'm just not sure of the origin of the hum. When the hum stops, I can still hear the fans (well at least 1 of the 2, but it's faint). Do you have any tips to help diagnose the problem. Thanks in advance. Kind regards, Foster
Answer Foster, Your refrigerator is equipped with variable speed evaporator fan W10255195 and a compressor W10276644 and a single speed condenser fan motor W10124096 The condenser fan motor runs when the compressor runs, in order to cool the fluid and compressor. If the compressor is "stuck" in a low or medium speed, it may "hum" but you should also have an issue with the cooling of the freezer and refrigerator compartments. The evaporator fan is the more common component for a noise, so you may want to open the freezer door, remove the articles and shelves and listen for the noise at a level of 1/3 down the back wall of the freezer compartment. The tech data / information sheet with the test program is usually attached to the front frame, behind the kick plate lower grille panel. you can program the test mode and test each individual component for operation and noise, if it hasn't been removed or lost.
Does the condenser fan motor blow over the compressor or away from it?
Answer Hello Paul. It should blow away from the unit to work properly.
Hi, my fridge model Gd5shaxkq00. Has no power going to the compressor or fan. The lights come on. I have tested with a multimeter the relay, capacitor, compressor, door switch and thermostat and they all work. Also check all the wires. Any ideas. Thanks
Answer Hugh, You'll need to check the ADC board 4388932 for power out to the cold control Terminal 4 (orange) wire to the cold control and terminal 3 (red) to both fans and terminal 1 (black) for power into the ADC board. All your checks will be to terminal 6 (white) or chassis ground for 120 VAC.
Fan behind the panel isn't working. What do I need?
Answer Hello Carrie. If it is the fan inside the freezer, you will need to order part number 2315549 for the fan motor. If it is the fan on the back of the unit by the compressor, you will need to order part number W10124096 for the condenser fan motor.
The outside frame is getting very hot, intermittently. I took the access panel off and the fan is not stuck but is not working. The fridge/freezer appears to be working. Looking at previous answers, it seems I need a new condenser fan motor, but I am surprised appliance is still working well?
Answer Vicki, The condenser fan serves two purposes, it circulates air through the condenser assembly, this cools the hot refrigerant that is circulating through the condenser coils " All refrigerators cool by removing heat from the cabinet rather than pumping in cool air. In a conventional refrigerator, liquid refrigerant enters the evaporator and vaporizes (boils) due to the low pressure, creating a very cold surface which removes heat from inside the cabinet. This causes the refrigerant to boil (evaporate) into a vapor state and be drawn into the compressor. The compressor pressurizes the vapor and pumps it into the condenser. The hot vapor in the condenser gives off the heat into
the room. As the vapor cools, it condenses back into a liquid and returns to the evaporator to start the process over again." At the same time, it is also cooling the compressor. The hotter the refrigerant, the less efficient it is, and you will notice a loss of coolig in the freezer and refrigerator. You'll want to change that fan motor as soon as possible.