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    Default Condensor Fan not working constantly

    Model Number: GC5SHEXNS05
    Brand: Whirlpool
    Age: 1-5 years

    I have four years old Whirlpool Gold GC5SHEXNS05 side by side Refrigerator.
    Previously I noticed the side and the middle portion of the refrigerator was getting too hot. And whenever I cleaned the coil it becomes ok and everything works fine.
    Last week, I saw water dripping behind the refrigerator and Freezer and Fridge both side warm. I open up the back of the refg. and saw fan and compressor both not working.
    I assume since it was getting hot all the time it might have a bad fan.
    I replaced the fan with new one but still the compressor did not came on.
    I researched in this forum and found that I might need new Inverter box.
    I replaced it.
    So with new fan and invertor box the compressor is coming on and the temperature is 0 and 37 in freezer and fridge respectively.
    Now, what I notice is the compressor is working constantly and the fan is not. I saw fan was working when I plug back the refrigerator but it is not working at all times when compressor is working. Is this normal or fan has to work when compressor is running.
    I believe that the purpose of the fan is to cool the compressor for getting hot.
    Do you think I still have a problem or its normal.
    Thanks in advance.
    Added later -----
    Do I need control board too or should I do some testing before I order it ?
    Last edited by donJohn; May 7th, 2011 at 08:39 PM.

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    Yes, that condenser fan next to the compressor should be running all the time your compressor is running.

    So you'd need to order the control board as well.

    Here's the control board you need, you can order it here:
    Manufacturer part number W10219463 is RepairClinic item number 1548001


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    Thanks Jake,
    I am going to order the control board but I do not see my current control board.
    Where do I find it can you please let me know.
    Thanks

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    Its in the very back of your refrigerator, you have to pull your refrigerator out from the wall, then remove the lower back access panel and its #19 here, you have to remove the cover#6 to change it, Unplug your refrigerator first.




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