refrigerator and freezer not cold enough

ApplianceKenmore Refrigerator

Model596.52679201

Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair1- 2 hours

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Nutdriver
Screw drivers
Wrench(Adjustable)

Greg From Williamstown, NJ

Aug 15, 2010

5 out of 5 people found this instruction helpful

I don't know anything about repairing a refrigerator - I'm a computer tech. I noticed that the outside of the fridge was warm to the touch and the inside was not getting as cold as it should. I took the lower back panel behind the fridge off and noticed that the fan was not spinning. The local parts dealers did not have the condenser fan motor that was needed but they did say that they do go bad. I decided to order one from PartSelect.com and do it myself. Using a 1/4 inch nut driver and a flat head screw driver to pry the old motor out of the casing, I got the job done in about an hour or so. It's a relativly easy job. Besides the ouside panel screws, there's 3 screws on the inside near the fan blades you have to reach in to get. Pop out the whole assembly, unscrew the nut that holds the blades on and pry out the old motor and replace.. Try it yourself and save a couple hundred bucks!

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Condenser Fan Motor

Part Number: PS2060678

$97.73
In Stock