Jump to content


Use this Search Box to Find Appliance Repair Help Now
Need help finding your model number?
365-day return policy on all parts purchased here, even electrical parts that have been installed!


FAQs | Store | Memberships | Repair Videos | Academy | Newsletter | Beer Fund | Contact


Welcome to Appliantology.org, the Web's Premiere Appliance Repair Resource for DIYers!

The world-famous Samurai Appliance Repair Forums


You can post a question and get repair help for FREE! Click here to get started.


Already a member of the Appliantology Academy? Just sign in with your username and password in the upper right-hand corner of the screen.

 


Photo

Sub Zero 550 condenser fan stalling


  • Please log in to reply
6 replies to this topic

#1 jnooley

jnooley

    Samanera

  • Grasshoppah
  • Pip
  • 7 posts

Posted 19 January 2009 - 12:50 PM

Hello Samurai,
  I've got a problem with my Sub Zero 550 built-in fridge. The other day I walked by it and noticed it was making a noise I hadn't heard before. Upon pulling off the top grate, I could tell the noise was coming from the condenser behind the grate on the top right of the fridge. The sound is like a low buzzing noise. I also noticed that it seemed a bit hotter up there than I remember when I last vacuumed up there. So, I took a look at the condenser fan(between compressors and condenser) and it was not running. Thinking maybe it was possibly stuck due to some dusty buildup, I gave the fan a little help and gave it a spin. It immediately starting spinning at the expected speed. The fridge then started sounding like it should and about an hour later I checked the top and it was much cooler with the fan still running. The problem is that every morning when I come downstairs, the condenser fan is not running again and I have to give it a little help to start moving. Sure enough, it starts going and everything seems to work for the rest of the day just fine. My question is, should I assume that my condenser fan is failing or might there be some other underlying problem that is causing the fan stall? Any help is much appreciated. Thanks.

Use the Appliantology Parts Search Box to Find What You Need!
Enter your model number, part number, type of appliance, brand, or even a part description.
365-day return policy on all parts purchased here, even electrical parts that have been installed!

#2 Trying to help

Trying to help

    Sensei

  • Appliantology Fellow
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,464 posts

Posted 19 January 2009 - 02:14 PM

If there is power at the fan, and it is not turning, she's bad.  The fact that it takes off running when you flick it, indicates you have voltage there.  Get yourself a fan motor before it takes out all your food or compressor.   
If we saved YOU Beer $$ today, please make a donation to our beer fund by clicking the link below to help keep this site going. I charge $135.95 PLUS PARTS to do this repair!$! http://fixitnow.com/beerfund.htm

#3 jnooley

jnooley

    Samanera

  • Grasshoppah
  • Pip
  • 7 posts

Posted 19 January 2009 - 05:39 PM

Much appreciated advice. I couldn't seem to find that part at repairclinic.com. Is there an online parts store that you would recommend for that part? Thanks.


#4 Pegi

Pegi

    Sensei

  • Appliantology Fellow
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 13,120 posts
  • Flavorite Brew:Sweet Iced Tea

Posted 19 January 2009 - 05:43 PM

You wanting this??

http://www.repaircli...6&PartID=753856

Buy your parts here! Posted ImagePosted ImageRead More

If we helped you kick some appliance bootay and saved you some coin, consider helping' us keep the lights on ==> http://beer.fixitnow.com

Are you a Master Appliantologist? ==> http://appliantology...ppliantologist/

#5 jnooley

jnooley

    Samanera

  • Grasshoppah
  • Pip
  • 7 posts

Posted 20 January 2009 - 03:40 AM

That's the part. Thanks for the help finding it. I overlooked that first section labeled "Belt / Motor / Pulley / Motor Coupling" :).  I'll be sure to post when I get a chance to replace it. Thanks again.


#6 jnooley

jnooley

    Samanera

  • Grasshoppah
  • Pip
  • 7 posts

Posted 24 January 2009 - 05:16 AM

Got the part, installed it and all is well. The fan is cranking now! You guys are great. Sending $5 more for the beer fund. Wish I could send more but things are pretty tight right now. Thanks a ton!

#7 certified tech group 51

certified tech group 51

    Sensei

  • Appliantology Fellow
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,541 posts
  • Location: USA

Posted 24 January 2009 - 06:07 AM

I love a story with a happy ending...... thanks for keeping us posted on results of your repair.........:party:





0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users


FAQs | Store | Memberships | Repair Videos | Academy | Newsletter | Beer Fund | Contact


Use the Appliantology Parts Finder to Get What You Need!
Enter a model number, part number, type of appliance, brand, or even a part description.
365-day return policy on all parts purchased here, even electrical parts that have been installed!

Your Sometimes-Lucid Host:
Samurai Appliance Repair Man
"If I can't help you fix your appliance and make you 100% satisfied, I will come to your home and slice open my belly,
spilling my steaming entrails onto your floor."

The Appliance Guru | AppliancePartsResource.com | Samurai's Blog

Real Time Analytics