I have a Montgomery Ward who knows how old side by side fridge. Its
been warm recently (high 90's) and the fridge is now at 50 degrees.
I've searched thru google groups and have since opened up the
mechanical door and turned the tempature down. The door looks to be in
fine working condition. I don't know how this has effected the fridge
I can take a piece of card board to the fan on the freezer side and
stop it. It seems to be spin right back up to speed. Something I've
noticed is that when I first open up the door I hear a werrrr noise
the sounds like the fan is struggling. If I shake the fridge for a
second it seems to speed up and not sound like its struggling. Is the
fan supposed to run at different speeds?
The fan is on the way out. That can account for the freezer being OK, but
the fridge not cold enough. Replace it asap. You may be able to give it a
shot of lube and keep it going until you get the new fan, but it is a
temporary cure, not a real fix.
No Sir the fan is not supposed to run at different speeds, either take it
out and clean it with a vacum (including the blades, being very carful not
to bend them) and re-oil the filter through the little slots on the back of
the motor (the fan blades should be able to swivel freely on the motor base
to avoid noise and vibrations. OR buy a new one from an applicince parts
also clean the compressor coils, that saves alot of money on the electric
bill and helps the unit run cooler. Hope this was some help
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