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    Question The Condenser fan SHOULD be on right?

    I believe I know the answer, but I'd like to check myself, for my dads sake. He has an Amana refrierator model TR21S4l serial 9606119548. When the compresser runs, so should the condenser fan, right?He's being told by Amana and some other guy that "not always", sounds wrong to me.

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    its possible..... if there is a control to cycle it......not a appliance tec.... can't say fo sure...
    it was working.... played with it.... now its broke.... whats the going hourly rate for HVAC repair

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    If it's wired in parallel with the compressor it will, if wired to a board or diferent circuit it could cycle.

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    I would doubt the condenser fan cycles on a resi refer, but what the hell do I know?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2sac View Post
    I would doubt the condenser fan cycles on a resi refer, but what the hell do I know?
    This made my day.

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    thanks guys, i'll have to get a schematic i guess to be sure

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    The vast majority of Resi refrigerators are wired with the condenser fan to run in parallel with the compressor. Only very modern, high end resi units have any advanced controls to cycle the condenser fan. Not directly familiar with your unit, but assume the fan is supposed to be running.

    Does it kick on at all?

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    I've never heard of a condenser motor not cycling with the compressor. Is the compressor kicking out on overload? Is it a reversing fan motor? If so, perhaps the timer is bad or a bad wire so it's not spinning on reverse cycle.

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