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Visitor: i am having trouble with my fridge. It's a 2009

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Visitor: i am having trouble with my fridge. It's a 2009 model rb217. can you help?
Visitor: the unit quit working
Visitor: i unplugged it and plugged it back in and it runs for 1 hour then turns off
Visitor: i noticed the fan was not running but the compressor was and it cools while running
Visitor: so i supplied a fan to keep it cool while running
Visitor: i checked the amps to the fan motor and got a reading of 22.8
Visitor: i even bought the mother board on line and replaced it and it is still doing the same thing
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Appliance
Expert:  Joel Swenson replied 1 year ago.

Hello, I'm Joel thank you for your interest in our service. If you have been waiting a while

I apologize we try to help as many customers as possible in a timely manner. I am now

available to help you with your question.

Expert:  Joel Swenson replied 1 year ago.

I am going to assume you are referring to the condenser fan motor since you are using a regular fan in place of it to keep the compressor cool. If you replaced the main board then you can pretty much count out voltage supply to the fan dropping out if when the fan stops the compressor is still running along with the evap fans this means the system is supplying voltage to the fans. These condenser motors are dc voltage they have winding in them that attach to an armature (this is on the inside of the fan housing of course), one of the windings could be bad inside so that when it heats up after running a while its separating contact from the commutator and so it quits running , to make a long story short, replace the motor and your fridge should be fine.

Refrigerator Condenser Fan

Part #: DA31-00146B

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Expert:  Joel Swenson replied 1 year ago.

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Customer: replied 1 year ago.
Hey. I put the new fan in and it started working. That was yesterday. This morning, im afraid it has started acting up again. The fridge was not running as before. I unplugged it and plugged it back in and the temps had dropped from -2 to 9 and 34 to 40 something.
Expert:  Joel Swenson replied 1 year ago.

I am at a loss at this point maybe another tech can be of more help.