Refrigerator or Freezer Fan Switch Information

Core Issue:

  • Refrigerator or freezer fan does not work
  • How to replace fan switch
  • What does the fan switch do?
  • Does my unit have two fan switches?
  • What does the switch next to the fan switch do?

Steps to Verify Issue:

  1. Verify the unit is cooling properly.
  2. If the fan does not come on when the fan switch is depressed for several minutes, it may be faulty.
    • The light and fan switches are mounted to the top mainframe, light switch is on the left and fan switch is on the right.
    • The fan and light switches have separate part numbers.
    • The fan switch controls the evaporator fan.
    • The fan switch performs the opposite function than the light switch. It turns on instead of off when the door is closed.
    • If a light switch is installed in the fan switch location, poor temperatures will result.
    • If the fan switch is not working, symptoms may include temperature issues (bottom is cold, top is warm).
    • If the lights are out inside a refrigeration unit, see Refrigerator or Freezer Light Switch Information.
    • It is not necessary to replace the fan switch if the light switch needs replacing.
  3. Fan and light switches are replaced the same way; however, diagnosing a fan switch as the only issue with a product is difficult, and Factory Certified Service is suggested to ensure the unit continues to cool properly.
  4. See also:

Contact a Factory Certified Parts Distributor to order parts.

Answer:

Refer to the documents below for instructions to replace fan switches.

ProductPart NumberInstructions
200/300 Series7004259Switch Instructions
500 Series7004259Switch Instructions
600 Series7004259Switch Instructions
501 and 601 Light Switch7004259Switch Instructions
700 Series Upper Section7004259Switch Instructions
Model 4247004259Switch Instructions
Model 4277004259Switch Instructions
BI Series Light Switch7007259Switch Instructions


See also:

If these steps do not resolve the issue, no further troubleshooting advice is available. Contact Factory Certified Service to schedule an appointment for repair.

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