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Evaporator fan motor slow but not dead on GE SBS fridge

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#1 bluefrog

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 04:00 PM

Hi, I have an evaporator fan motor on a GE SBS fridge that starts spinning fast at first and then slows to a crawl. The fridge is not cooling effectively and I am wondering if the evap fan is bad?

This fan requires 120V no DC. I know there are multi speed fan motors out there, but I thought they were only in DC fan motors, not AC.

I am getting 120V to the fan, but it is slow turning.

Any thoughts out there?

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 04:11 PM

... I am getting 120V to the fan, but it is slow turning.

... then it's a bad Fan
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Posted 04 April 2012 - 04:19 PM

... then it's a bad Fan

ok, great. Thanks for the info. I was under the impression that they either worked or didn't work and din't have the ability to partially fail or slow down.

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 07:15 PM

classic bad fan....If you feel the the sides of your fridge near the doors, it probably feels warm. Replace the fan asap. If you must use the fridge while awaiting repair, use a box fan and place it behind the fridge and make sure air blows over the compressor.

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 11:02 PM

This is an Evaporator fan right?

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Posted 04 April 2012 - 11:51 PM

Ive ran into this more than once. If it has the electronic control board in the back this applies. First time I thought the fan was bad, I replaced the fan. Didnt fix it. Ended up being a faulty board. I replaced the board and put the old fan back in. Worked like a charm. Check voltage at fan. If you can bench test the fan and it works fine, id replace the board(sounds dumb I know) :turned:

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 01:21 AM

This is an Evaporator fan right?


Lol, you're right Santa! I misread it. Ok then scratch what I said before... But maybe we can put the box fan inside the..... Naw, nevermind...

Edited by DurhamAppliance, 05 April 2012 - 02:09 PM.

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Posted 05 April 2012 - 06:32 AM

What's the model number of this refrigerator?




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