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    Default DFF280WDB Danby refrigerator motor fan makes a 'warning' noise

    Model Number: DFF280WDB
    Brand: other
    Age: 6-10 years

    Hello, new to the forum.

    I have a small issue with my Danby refrigerator. I captured the problem in this video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=elC8mBgYLFE

    This happens randomly a few times a week. The fan motor starts doing this sound and shakes for 2-3 minutes, then starts spinning normally by itself. Could this be a problem with the fan motor, or perhaps with the main refrigerator control board ? I have looked at the board and it doesn't have signs of burnt, it looks clean. Here's a link with this fan motor, it has a small electronic board inside of it encompass.com/item/10268949/Danby/890030623/

    The refrigerator and the freezer section cool down normally without icing


    Thanks!

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    Hi,

    Yes, I saw the video. The problem is the evaporator fan motor.

    You can order it in-stock here: Fan Motor 890030623

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    Thank you! I have ordered that part cheers

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    Ok, sounds good, let us know how it goes.

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    Got it installed, no issues up to now. I did had to cut and swap the connectors, but the motor fan was identical. One think I noticed, on the shaft with the blades, there was a tiny black washer meant to block the cold air going into the motor box, this washer wasn't sitting at the 'neck' of the box, perhaps reason why humid air got into the small copper bearings and caused them to corrode a little and the shaft would get stuck.

    Thanks for all help, this fridge keeps working - it's 15 years old and going with only this issue, quite a good quality from Danby

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    Excellent, good job.

    Thanks for the update!

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