Motor on Evap Fan quite spinning

ApplianceFrigidaire Refrigerator


Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair15 - 30 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Pliers
Screw drivers

Gary From League City, TX

Jan 11, 2008

31 out of 42 people found this instruction helpful

OK, what I really want to talk about is the really poor quality of the fan motor. This is the third time that it has failed (about once per year). Local maintenance shops do not stock the motor, hence the frozen food thaws before they can get a part. I always keep a spare motor so that I can immediately repair the fridge.

The repair is very easy - remove all racks in the freezer and then remove their slides. Then remove the screws in the back plate. Due to the ice maker, the plate will not come out, so just pull it up and tie it off. Remove the screws to remove the motor fan assembly. I did the repair with the power on, BUT BE CAREFUL if you do so. Uplug the power from the motor, and remove the assembly from the freezer. Disamble and replace the motor. Then revese the above and you're freezing again.

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

USE WCI 5303918549 (Now subbed to Evaporator Fan Motor Kit - 120V 60Hz)

Part Number: PS3419839

In Stock