Froze over fan motor burnt out

ApplianceWhirlpool Freezer

ModelEV171NYMQ02

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Nutdriver
Screw drivers

James L. From Madison, AL

Jan 28, 2010

27 out of 29 people found this instruction helpful

Removed shelves from inside freezer then removed 4 screws holding cover panel. Pulled panel up and slightly pulled forward to remove. Removed wiring connections then removed two screws that held the motor & fan assembly. Removed the support bracket from the old motor and installed same on the support bracket. Reversed removal procedures for installation. Cover panel is a little bit of a problem when trying to reinstall. Put in panel as high as you can and then slide down. You must then exert a little pressure on the bottom portion to get it to seat correctly. Install four remaing screws and you are done. I had this repaired previously by a professional repairman and noticed from the pictures you folks provided that he had installed the screws on the support bracket incorrectly. That was the reason for the fan blade to rip apart.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Evaporator Fan Motor (Now subbed to Evaporator Fan Motor)

Part Number: PS2578368

$126.37
In Stock

USE WPL 1-80250-102 (Now subbed to FAN BLADE AND CLIP ASSY)

Part Number: PS3650607

$3.84
In Stock