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Forum topic by JasonIndy posted 03-23-2009 08:20 AM 1020 views 0 times favorited 5 replies Add to Favorites Watch
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03-23-2009 08:20 AM

I figure woodworking and general housework (sort of) often go hand in hand so I thought I might try my luck here.

Been having problems with the refrigerator not cooling lately. Replaced a bad gasket and it was fine for a while. Just blew some compressed air through the condenser coils, cleaned it up, and plugged it back in. Now my fan on the back by the coils isn’t kicking on. I tried posting at other, hmmm, more appropriate websites but didn’t get any responses. Any tips (sans getting a new refrigerator) would be appreciated!

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#1 posted 03-23-2009 12:46 PM

Your coils are on the back? Just how old is this thing? Sounds like someone gets to go shopping! If it is as old as I suspect it will save you a bunch on the electric bill. I replaced mine with a bigger one and save 15 dollars on my electric bill.

-- Berta in NC

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#2 posted 03-23-2009 02:19 PM

Just replace the fan motor.

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#3 posted 03-23-2009 02:29 PM

See if your “blowing” might have bent the fan and now it is hitting on something so it can’t turn. My 2 cents.

-- Only the Shadow knows....................

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#4 posted 03-24-2009 05:36 AM

Well, after about an hour it magically turned itself on again. Maybe it just went through a really long defrost cycle. Either way we’re going to go shopping for a new one soon. Thank you everybody for all the replies!

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#5 posted 03-24-2009 05:46 AM

try this site. it helped me tremendously. My washing machine went out and this sited probably saved me around $200. it gives you step by step instructions and alot of times very specific pictures. its great, make sure and save it to your favorites.

-- It is better to keep your mouth shut and appear stupid than to open it and remove all doubt.

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