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vanduzow  
#1 Posted : Thursday, October 2, 2008 9:20:30 AM(UTC)
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My frig was not cooling. Looked in back and saw dead mouse caught in condenser fan. Is the fan shot (how can I find out ?) or do I just need to replace relay, start device and or capacitor?
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libertyappl  
#2 Posted : Thursday, October 2, 2008 9:26:11 AM(UTC)
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If your fan isn't running and the compressor is then change the fan motor. Mice can do BAD things to an appliance.
Nat
vanduzow  
#3 Posted : Monday, October 13, 2008 8:22:03 AM(UTC)
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Changed motor. It now runs , but fridge only cools a little. Now what?
libertyappl  
#4 Posted : Monday, October 13, 2008 11:58:59 AM(UTC)
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Make sure all the coils near the compressor(condenser coils) are clean use a brush & vacuum to clean them.
Nat
vanduzow  
#5 Posted : Monday, November 3, 2008 8:26:40 AM(UTC)
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Cleaned the coils. Everything runs. Still the unit doesn't get cold enough to freeze water. Could something else have gotten zapped when the mouse clogged the condenser fan? Thanks for your time and expertise
libertyappl  
#6 Posted : Monday, November 3, 2008 8:36:22 AM(UTC)
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Check the fan in the freezer make sure it's running and see if there's a lot of frost or ice buildup on the back of the freezer compartment. it's possible the mouse may have chewed some wires before getting in the condenser fan.

Nat
vanduzow  
#7 Posted : Wednesday, November 5, 2008 3:33:54 PM(UTC)
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Nat, No ice buildup. Freezer fan is working. Things get cold, just not that cold.

Bill
libertyappl  
#8 Posted : Thursday, November 6, 2008 8:06:58 AM(UTC)
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The mouse stopping the fan may ave overheated the compressor and weakened it.

Nat
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