Noisy fan in freezer compartment

ApplianceGeneral Electric Refrigerator

ModelGTS18DCPRRWW

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Nutdriver
Screw drivers

Jeffrey B From Lewiston, ME

Mar 11, 2012

2 out of 2 people found this instruction helpful

Removed shelf by pushing to left and lifting up on RH end. Removed screws in plastic cooling tower and slid tower up. Pulled back wall of freezer compartment out, RH side first. Removed two screws from fan bracket, unplugged fan wiring harness by compressing connector spring clips and pulling joint apart. Pulled fan blade off (note location of blade on shaft for reinstall alignment purposes), removed both green grommets.Then just reinstalled new items.My philosphy on repairs of this nature is to replace all related parts that could be contributing to problem. The parts are cheap compared to the aggravation and inconvenience of doing the repair several times until you fix the problem. You don't need to purchase the compression ring if you buy the fan blade as it has one already installed on it. Problem solved, though now that the noise is gone am hearing fainter similar noises from lower fan. Should I be surprised, both fans are of similar design.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Evaporator Fan Grommet - Green

Part Number: PS963709

$2.56
In Stock

Evaporator Fan Motor

Part Number: PS967024

$35.87
In Stock

Compression Ring

Part Number: PS1015726

$1.53
In Stock

Evaporator Fan Blade

Part Number: PS1020949

$7.52
In Stock