freezer compartment of refrigerator howled

ApplianceGeneral Electric Refrigerator


Level of DifficultyDifficult

Time to do repairMore than 2 hours

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Nutdriver
Screw drivers

Gale From Sequim, WA

Sep 14, 2012

Turned off power to unit. Removed ice maker tray and various brackets/supports, ice maker maker auger,plastic housing covering evaporator fan motor, sheet metal that covers evaporator tubing/wiring. Disconnected the ground strap from evaporator fan motor, power source to evaporator fan motor. Removed fan motor, disassembled metal bracketing that securs the fan motor. Cut old wiring and spliced in new wiring for new fan motor. Taped connections. Removed temperature sensor and spliced and taped new sensor. Removed defrost thermostat and splice and taped new sensor. Installed all parts in reverse order. Reassembled covers/brackets/housing. New fan blade hit housing and so I disembled covers/brackets/housing and adjusted blade before reassembling covers/brackets/housing. Most difficult part of job was poor magnetized nut driver and working in a 12.5 inch wide 22 inch deep work space.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Dust Cap

Part Number: PS284777

In Stock

Lid Bumper

Part Number: PS284979

In Stock

Temperature Sensor

Part Number: PS304103

In Stock

Evaporator Fan Grommet - Red

Part Number: PS963756

In Stock

Compression Ring

Part Number: PS1015726

In Stock

Defrost Thermostat

Part Number: PS1017716

In Stock

Evaporator Fan Motor

Part Number: PS1019114

In Stock

Evaporator Fan Blade

Part Number: PS1021949

In Stock