Freezer worked but frig was only slightly cool. Evaporator fan motor out.

ApplianceMaytag Refrigerator

Modelmtb2156geq

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of ApplianceMore than 10 years

Tools Nutdriver
Screw drivers

Sande From Round Rock, TX

May 16, 2009

11 out of 11 people found this instruction helpful

This frig didn't have an ice maker but in its place was a shelf. Removed two philips screws and shelf unhooked and was removed. Removed four screws from back plate in freezer. Pulled plate out and tilted down to remove one wiring clip for fan and two spade clips for light fixture. Pulled back plate out and removed two bolts holding fan to back plate. Removed fan blade and two more bolts holding motor in bracket. My frig was repaired once before by a repair man and he cut the clip off of the wiring harness. Cut clip off of the new fan motor and wired the fan to the frig wiring using blue fan wire to blue frig wire and white fan wire to orange frig wire. Reassembled in reverse order being sure to wait until fan motor was back in the back plate before placing fan blade back on motor shaft. I did some research on the internet and was told that the fan should stick half way out of the backing plate. If you push the fan all the way on until it hits the little ridge inside of the hole that should be it. I also read that the little Panasonic fan that comes in this frig is a piece of junk and you will probably have to replace it again in a few years but I didn't read that part until after I ordered the part. I was told you can order a Johnstone motor Part # S58-099 that would be more dependable but you have to reverse the fan rotation to get it to work. I tried to order this panasonic fan from local appliance store but they wanted $100.00 and they would have to order it. I got it here for less and it took the same amount of time. Parts were exact match of what was in there. I was happy from the service I got from this company.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Evaporator Fan Blade

Part Number: PS2060454

$29.75
In Stock

Evaporator Fan Motor

Part Number: PS2061178

$97.16
In Stock