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Kenmore freezer fan not working

Common reasons your Kenmore freezer fan is not working

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

  • 68%

    68% of the time it's the
    Compressor

  • 7%

    7% of the time it's the
    Electronic Control Board

  • 6%

    6% of the time it's the
    Evaporator

  • 19%

    19% of the time it's the
    Something else

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    Most common repairs needed to fix a Kenmore freezer

    Compressor Replacement

    When the freezer fan is not running, a failed compressor could be causing the problem. The freezer fan runs at the same time as the compressor. If the compressor motor is bad or the compressor is locked up, the electronic control will detect the compressor problem and stop the fan in many freezers. When the freezer fan isn’t working and you don’t hear the compressor running, have a Sears Home Services Technician visit your home and check the freezer. The technician will replace the compressor if it is bad.


    Electronic Control Board Replacement

    If the freezer fan is not working, the problem could be caused by a malfunctioning electronic control board. The electronic control board receives signals from various sensors to monitor the temperature inside the freezer. Using the information it receives from these sensors, the board starts or stops the compressor and fan. A bad internal relay or corrupted internal logic on the circuit board can prevent the electronic control board from sending electric current to the fan. When the freezer fan is not working, have a Sears Home Services Technician visit your home and fix the problem. The technician will replace the electronic control board if it’s bad.

    Evaporator Replacement

    When the fan is not working in your freezer, a bad evaporator can be causing the problem. The evaporator cools the air inside the freezer. Bent cooling fins on the evaporator can build up frost and ice that can block the blades of the evaporator fan and prevent the fan from running. Replacing the evaporator involves recovering and recharging the refrigerant in the sealed system. Because the EPA regulates the handling and disposal of all refrigerants, a certified service technician is required to perform the repair. When your freezer won’t cool at all, have a Sears Home Services Technician visit your home and fix the problem.

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

    How is the fan not working problem fixed?

    Correcting most fan not working problems usually involves replacing the compressor, electronic control board or evaporator. However, there are many potential causes, so a thorough diagnosis is key to fixing the problem. An accurate diagnosis is essential to understanding how much the repair will be.

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

    When the freezer fan is not working it can be for many reasons. To avoid replacing unneeded parts we recommend having a Sears Home Services professional perform diagnostic tests to identify the root cause of the problem. Our technicians are experienced at diagnosing all types of freezer failures.

    What to look out for with a freezer fan not working diagnosis

    Diagnosing modern appliances without proper knowledge and training can be difficult. Without using proper diagnostic techniques, fixing your freezer problem will only be achieved through changing parts on a hunch. Appliances, especially in the last 10 years, have become extremely advanced, and many models have electronic parts that are difficult to test. DIY repairs on the latest appliance models are becoming increasingly difficult.

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    Additional possible Kenmore freezer symptoms you may experience

    • Kenmore freezer compressor not running
    • Kenmore freezer door not closing
    • Kenmore freezer leaking water
    • Kenmore freezer light not working
    • Kenmore freezer not cooling
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    • Kenmore freezer won’t make ice