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model#  tcs18padblbs

ser# ga908344v

The evap fan is was hitting ice for some time and eventually stopped. Is it likely that the only issue is the drain? Also if the fan was stopped up in ice that the motor is gone?


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noise from the Compressor, Condenser Fan, or maybe the Evaporator Fan ?

YouTube video post ?



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johnjohn wrote: well it took a year and a month but it died. no fan or nothing.
what died ?

Usually the Freezer Fan won't run unless the Compressor is running and the Freezer Door Switch is closed.



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the first pic is ice in the freezer

in the second picture that line seems to be frozen where it enters the box with the insulation. also theres water on it i assume from the ice freezing. That line is a bit warm where it comes from the motor. the motor is running and so is the condenser fan. The bottom panel of the fridge has condensation on it. sorry for the double pics

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my evap fan is not running. puddle of water on it this morning.
the post below has some of the same issues.
http://applianceguru.com/forum1/18763.html

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so i took the top bottom panel off the fridge not positive it was supposed to come out this way and found the fan blade lodged in ice. Im sure it failed although when it thaws i will test it out. I suppose it may be an issue with the drain line. Can anyone provide some insight?

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its common for the drain tube on the back of the fridge to develop a kink at the straps that hold it in place. make sure the tube makes nice smooth bends.



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fan started up fine. Need a new gasket on the freezer door though. Cleaned drain and put back together and turned on. Waiting to get cold till tonight

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Part link for freezer door gasket==> http://www.repairclinic.com/PartDetail/Gasket-or-Seal/773586?modelNumber=TCS18PADBLBS



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