Noisy Fan Motor - Bearing went out.

ApplianceGeneral Electric Refrigerator

ModelTBF17KMB

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair1- 2 hours

Age of ApplianceMore than 10 years

Tools Nutdriver

Robert From Carpinteria, CA

Dec 11, 2007

9 out of 12 people found this instruction helpful

Moving the frig out and cleaning was the hardest part of this job - lots of dust collected over the 17 years the frig was in place. Once all the cleaning was done, with the frig out and back cover off (10 -12 screws taken off with nutdriver),I plugged the frig in and observed the the problem was a noisy fan motor. The motor is at the very back of the frig with easy access to the 3 brackets holding it in place.
Pull off the electrical clip. Remove the screw holding the bracket to the frame on the front bracket, leaving the bracket attacked to the fan. The other two screws remove from the fan, leaving the brackets in place.
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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Condenser Fan Motor

Part Number: PS304722

$95.77
In Stock