Kenmore refrigerator 61042 fan runs slow off grid
Model Number: 61042 Brand:
1 - 5 years
The fan between the refrigerator and freezer never ran up to speed and does not chill the refrigerator properly. We thought at first it was the fan motor, so got a new one. That ran slow as well. We live off the grid and have a quasi sine wave inverter to convert the solar. We tested the refrigerator by plugging it into the generator and it ran just fine. There are some things that just do not like anything but a pure sine wave or on grid electrical, 60 hz. The fan (part #303125) that the refrigerator came with is 118V, 60HZ, .08 VRA. Does not like our electrical. Is there any other fan that would work on our system that we could replace original fan with, maybe one that would be less sensitive, maybe even from another kind of appliance? I noticed that there are fans made for refrigerators that say they are 50 - 60 hz. Would a fan such as this be less sensitive to our electrical? Some inverters are called sine wave and imitate on grid steady 60 hz. Quasi sine wave is a smoothed out step wave, many people have these and most things run well off of them, including chest freezer fans, microwave fans, room fans, computer fans and any other appliance or tool we have plugged in, except for a non digital timer that ran slow. The condenser is working fine, the freezer freezes rock solid. The problem is the fan between the freezer and the refrigerator. The cold air is hardly being pushed into the refrigerator. Does anyone know about another fan this can be replaced with? Does the .08 VRA, 60 hz only. indicate how sensitive this fan could be? Is it possible that you explain what we should look for another fan? Sears has so far been no help and has suggested that we buy a new inverter ($4000 to $5000 don't think so). Thank you.