Yesterday I replaced the evaporator fan motor in my maytag fridge/freezer-on-top after I saw the old fan was not spinning and the fridge was warm (~55F) while the freezer was still cold (0-3F).
After installing the fan and plugging it back in the fan started spinning immediately so i thought it was fixed and all good.
Today when I checked i noticed the new fan was not spinning any more even though the compressor was on. Instead the new fan was making a humming noise, but when i gave it a gentle nudge it started spinning right away.
So now every couple hours I've been giving it a nudge to get the fan to spin.
There is no ice/obstruction on the fan stopping it from spinning, but when the condenser is running the evaporator fan is shaking/humming, and a nudge starts it spinning.
Does this suggest the new fan i got was defective? or is it more likely some other issue causing these problems?
what should i check next?