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What happens when a refrigerator fan stops working?

Asked by Kelly Moore on November 20, 2021

Categories: Home and garden Home appliances


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If the fanstops, the temperature of the refrigerant will rise and the compressor may overheat. Eventually, the food may spoil. To check the condenser fan motor, first unplug the refrigerator and pull it away from the wall.

Why does my condenser fan keep running? If enough cool air escapes, the temperature in your space never reaches the set point and the system will keep running. If your blower motor is not producing-enough air for your system, or the fan is running at a low speed, that can cause the system to lose enough efficiency to make it run too much.

What happens if condenser fan doesn't work? When the condenser overheats, all of the components of the AC system will begin to overheat until they eventually get hot enough to burn and emit anodor. A failed fan will not only fail to produce cold air, but can even result in damage to the AC system due to overheating.

How often does a fridge run per day? Interesting question. My fridge uses 143 watts when the compressor runs and 0 watts when it doesn't. From the table above, a modern fridge uses about 500 kWh a year. On a daily basis that's 500 kWh / 365.25 days = 1.37 kWh aday, or 1370 watt-hours.

How many hours fridge should be on? If it was transported upright, give it at least an hour before you plug it in. If it was transported on its side, turn it the right way up and leave it for at least four hours.