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Freezer fan not working

Common reasons your freezer fan not working

The most common reasons your freezer fan is not working are a failed compressor, malfunctioning electronic control board or a bad evaporator.

  • 41%

    41% of the time it's the

  • 30%

    30% of the time it's the
    Electronic Control Board

  • 8%

    8% of the time it's the

  • 21%

    21% of the time it's the
    Something else

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    Common freezer repair parts you may need

    Replacing one of these freezer parts may fix your problem.

    Compressor Replacement

    If the freezer fan is inactive, a defective compressor might be the culprit. Typically, the freezer fan operates concurrently with the compressor. If the compressor motor malfunctions or seizes, the electronic control system will likely halt the fan operation as a safety measure. If you observe the freezer fan not functioning and there's no audible compressor activity, it's advisable to schedule a visit from a Sears Home Services Technician. The technician will inspect the freezer and replace the compressor if deemed faulty.

    Electronic Control Board Replacement

    When the freezer fan is inactive, it may be due to a faulty electronic control board. This crucial component receives input from diverse sensors to oversee the freezer's internal temperature. Based on this data, it manages the operation of the compressor and fan. If internal relays malfunction or the board's logic becomes corrupted, it can disrupt the flow of electric current to the fan. If you notice the freezer fan not functioning, it's recommended to arrange for a Sears Home Services Technician to inspect your appliance. The technician will assess the issue and replace the electronic control board if necessary.

    Evaporator Replacement

    If the fan in your freezer is not functioning, it could be due to a faulty evaporator. This component is responsible for cooling the air inside the freezer. When the cooling fins on the evaporator become bent, they can accumulate frost and ice, obstructing the blades of the evaporator fan and preventing it from operating properly. Replacing the evaporator entails the recovery and recharging of refrigerant in the sealed system. Due to EPA regulations governing the handling and disposal of refrigerants, a certified service technician is necessary to carry out this repair. If your freezer fails to cool at all, it's advisable to schedule a visit from a Sears Home Services Technician to address the issue.

    What to expect when you experience a freezer fan not working issue

    How to fix a freezer when the fan is not working

    Fixing most issues with a malfunctioning fan typically requires replacing the compressor, electronic control board, or evaporator. However, given the various potential causes, a comprehensive diagnosis is crucial for resolving the issue. Obtaining an accurate diagnosis is vital for determining the cost of the repair.

    Sears Home Services solutions for a freezer fan that is not working

    If the freezer fan isn't functioning, there could be various reasons behind it. To prevent unnecessary part replacements, we advise consulting a Sears Home Services professional for diagnostic tests to pinpoint the underlying issue accurately. Our technicians possess extensive experience in diagnosing all kinds of freezer malfunctions.

    What to examine for a freezer fan not working diagnosis

    Diagnosing contemporary appliances without adequate knowledge and training can prove challenging. Attempting to address your freezer issue without employing proper diagnostic methods often leads to merely swapping out parts based on guesswork. Over the past decade, appliances have evolved significantly, with many models incorporating intricate electronic components that pose testing challenges. As a result, do-it-yourself repairs on the latest appliance models are progressively becoming more complex.

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    Common freezer symptoms to look out for

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    • Freezer display not working
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    • Freezer drawer problem
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