Electrolux EW23BC85KS7 Ice Maker Fan not working


Electrolux EW23BC85KS7 Ice Maker Fan not working

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Hi,

I have an Electrolux EW23BC85KS7 refrigerator and the fan for the ice maker is not working at all.  I pulled the fan out and tested it and it works perfectly when i apply 12 volts to it.  I tested the connection at the fan in the refrigerator and I was reading 5V which is not good/correct.  I was told to replace the refrigerator main board.  I just got the main board in, replaced it, and no change, same thing is occuring.  

This all started because the ice maker was icing up and the ice was starting to rub against the fan.  Took everything apart, put it back together, was good for a week and took it apart again.   When i put it back together again, the fan would not turn on.  I havent see any shorts and i am getting 5V right where the fan connects.  

I am pretty sure the icing up is from a bad temp sensor in the ice maker, but now have the fan issue to deal with. 

Anyone have any thoughts. 
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I am curious.. where did you get the board? You don't have to say it here but just from experience, Ebay and those types of places are known to sell those types of parts that have been returned and put back on a shelf.. I am always suspicious when this sort of thing happens because it happens all the time.. this sounds like a board issue to me.





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I got the board from appliance parts on amazon. The board looked new and the refrigerator is working exactly the same, so i think it’s something different than the board.
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still sounds like a board issue.. the current to the fan comes from the board but I see this model has an inverter board which has caused issues similar to what you are having but hard to say.. these came out after I retired so I have never actually worked on one so I am probably not the best to advise on this one here.. I would hate to steer you wrong and cost you more money..







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