Fan blade broke - it wouldn't cool

ApplianceFrigidaire Air Conditioner

ModelFAV18EJ2A1

Level of DifficultyDifficult

Time to do repairMore than 2 hours

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Wrench set
Pliers
Screw drivers
Socket set

Bobalee From Loganville, GA

Jun 20, 2009

4 out of 6 people found this instruction helpful

2001 Window AC/Heat Unit.
I ran across your web site and ordered the fan $70.00, telling myself that if we could fix it we saved $650.00. A new - window air conditioner is over $700.00 for heat and air.
Believe it or not the two of us oldies put it up on the desk on CARDBOARD so we wouldn't scratch the desk (my husband wouldn't have thought of that - that's why God made man -a woman). I vacuumed everything I could see to clean which made it more bearable to breathe. Then we had to decide how to get the old fan off and the new one on. They don't make these things to repair. We actually took out more screws than we needed to but that's ok. There are 3 legs in there that needed to be unscrewed so we could pull out the heating coils enough to replace the fan. One of the 3 legs was difficult to maneuver because of the tight space so my husband and his brawn decided to cut a hole in the medal on the right side. He did it a little unconventionally but it still solved the problem of the 3rd screw without affecting anything else. We both had to pull on the heating coil to slip it up out of the bottom pan without breaking anything else but we managed. We got the old fan blade off and the new one on. Two heads are always better than one. We did it and it works with a savings of $650.00.
Your website saved us a heap of money. We have already started telling others about it.

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Fan Blade,with clamp

Part Number: PS472615

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