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Hi, the fan in the freezer is known for failing on these units. The fan pushes air into the refrigerator to cool it. These units are also know for having a bad defrost component. If you see frost on the back panel inside the freezer, you will need a ohm meter to test the bi-metal and the defrost heater inside the freezer behind the back panel.
The back panel inside the freezer needs to be removed. If the compressor on back is running, the fan in the freezer should be as well. You need a volt meter to test the three wires for 110v @ the fan motor windings.
Yes, thats the condenser fan motor. The fan that is "INSIDE" the freezer is the "Evaporator Fan Motor" The evap fan needs to be tested for voltage.
No pic. The back panel inside the freezer comes out on 99% of refrigerators. On very few is the actual evaporator in the ceiling.
Yes, the 1%er. With the door/light switch pushed in do you hear the fan inside running?
Is the compressor hot or cold?
Yes, it should be warmer then that. Roughly 150 degress or so under normal working conditions. You have a leak most likely. You need to access the evaporator inside the freezer and check the frost pattern. The frost pattern needs to be 1/16 from top to bottom. It's not going to be.
Remove the freezer door and start taking the ceiling apart.
No written procedure. It al clips together and has screws. It's a bit of a maze. It's hard to explain while it's happening if that makes sense. The people that build these don't work on them.
The freon is pumped to the evaporator inside the freezer boss. It boils and creates frost. The heat from the inside and food is then absorbed into the evaporator and pushed out at the condenser coils. My educated guess without laying on your floor and taking it apart is a sealed system issue yes. I would need to hook my refrigeration gauges to the suction line or have a look at the evaporators frost pattern since I know it should have 1/16 frost from top to bottom. I work on the honor system here @ Just Answer. Please Remember to rate my answer positively before logging off. Thanks!