RF261BEAESR freezer fan not receiving power

StevenH

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Joined
May 23, 2019
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Location
CA
Model Number
RF261BEAESR
Brand
Samsung
Age
1-5 years
The other night freezer got warm and things defrosted. Called out a Samsung Tech who said the freezer fan is not receiving any power. However, the freezer is currently working. Is this possible? For the freezer fan to not be running and the freezer is currently cold? Any help is greatly appreciated. Thanks!
 

Jake

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Hi Steven,

The freezer fan should be running at all times when the refrigerator itself is running, next time that happens open the freezer door and listen for the freezer fan motor blowing, if the refrigerator is running and that freezer fan motor is not running and the freezer is getting warm and defrosting, then you will need to replace that freezer fan motor.

Usually the freezer fan motor is getting power, but not running, due to the motor bearing going bad. You can use a multimeter SET on DC Volts and see if your getting power to it, your meter should read about 12 Volts DC.

Here's the evaporator(freezer) fan motor for your model you can order:
DA31-00146H Motor


When you click the part link you will see a HOW TO video that shows you how to replace it.

Jake
 
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