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Fridge not freezing meats

Side by side fridge not freezing meats on freezer. Blows cold air but meats are not freezing. The other side of fridge not cold enough either. Cleaned dust underneath on both front & back, unplugged overnight it started blowing cold air on both sides for a couple of days but now it's back to not getting cold enough to freeze meat in the freezer & other side not getting cold either.

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  • Rhee glee Sep 06, 2012

    It's an old whirlpool side by side that was given to me so I have no clue how old it is either. It's model number is ED25DQXVP02. I noticed the condenser fan motor in the bottom back of the fridge isn't working [I do know it stops and starts but I never saw it turn on] so I unplugged then fridge overnight and started to buy a new condenser fan motor only to have my niece phone me to tell me that the fridge seem to be working normally blowing cold air on both sides (I did plugged the unit before heading out). So I hung on the the new motor I purchased and decided to return it since the fridge seem to be working (I left a bottle of water in it to test and it froze). Today my niece told me she put a little pint of ice cream in the fridge last night and it was all melted when she opened it so I guess I'm back to square one. The compressor seem to be running fine but every time I look to check the fan is never running. I kind of give it a push then it would work then it stops and I have to give it a push again. I'm wondering if that's the part I need to replace or could it be the control board or the start relay? Any help or advice would be greatly appreciated.

  • Colin Sep 07, 2012

    I wouldn't worry too much about the board or relays, the chances of them being part of the problem are pretty slim, I think in my experience 99% of the time it is the obvious answer which would be the fan motor. Good luck

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I was writing a big note here before then hit the wrong button, it was just a bunch of jargon anyway. Yes it is the condenser fan motor causing your problems. Doesn't cool the refrigerant properly than nothing works. I would change the fan before it causes any damage to the compressor.

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  • Rhee glee Sep 07, 2012

    Thank you very much Colin. Do you think it would be good to change the start relay and motherboard also? I already bought the condenser fan motor today and will install it tomorrow morning. I will post an update a few days after. I just wanted to be sure the fridge will run without fail cuz I had just gone grocery shopping for two weeks worth of food when it broke down and I had to throw everything out :(

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