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I have a whirlpool Estate Refrig and the condensor fan will

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I have a whirlpool Estate Refrig and the condensor fan will not shut off
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Chas replied 11 months ago.

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Are we talking about the fan in the back next to the compressor?

 

 

 

Customer: replied 11 months ago.


yes the condensor fan

Expert:  Chas replied 11 months ago.
Does your unit have a mechanical defrost time or an electronic one? I am seeing that this is old school mechanical driven system with no computers in it?

Customer: replied 11 months ago.

yes it is a mechanical defrost timer

Expert:  Chas replied 11 months ago.
The condensor fan, compressor, and evaparator fan all tied together, If one is running then all of them have to be running, I have studied the wiring diagram and traced it. not if you had the electronic controls, they can be worked separately. but your unit is all mechanical.
Customer: replied 11 months ago.

so the fan doesn't have a thermal switch on it
what do you think i need to do


 

Expert:  Chas replied 11 months ago.
I am trying to see how it could be getting power to that fan without the compressor or the Evap fan running at the same time...
Customer: replied 11 months ago.


I didn,t see how it was getting power either. I thought that all the power went through the defrost timer.

Expert:  Chas replied 11 months ago.
That is correct, but only one line goes from the timer to the 2 fan motors and compressor. Which means if one is running then all of them have to be running...

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Customer: replied 11 months ago.


that may be I didn,t get down and feel it,btu it sounds different when the compresor is runnig

Expert:  Chas replied 11 months ago.
Also check the polarity of the outlet, if the outlet is wired wrong it could possibly be getting a back feed of electricity..





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