The partition between the doors of the refridgerator was hot and the fan that cools the condensor and the coils was not working.

ApplianceFrigidaire Refrigerator


Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair30 - 60 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Pliers
Screw drivers
Socket set

Jim From Simi Valley, CA

Oct 22, 2012

I replaced the condenser fan motor, but first I bought a brush to clean the coils. I first unplugged the fridge and took off the back panel. I located the fan motor and noticed how dusty it was back there. All the dust dirt and pet hair can accumulate making the motor work harder and overheat. I cleaned the coils with the coil brush and a shop vac. Once I cleaned it, I started to take off the three screws that held the fan motor suspended,its important that you move the fridge enough so you have adequate room to work. I unplugged the motor and finished removing the screws. When I removed the motor I was upset when I compared it to the motor I was sent because it looked physically different. The motor I removed had a plug that was integrated in the motor, but the one I received had a plug that pigtailed outside the motor. I called PartSelect and told them they sent me the wrong motor. The lady that I spoke with was very friendly and helpful, and after looking up my part # she assured me that it was the right part. Next I had to remove the fan from my old motor, the nut that held the fan on looked like a clip, but it screwed off using open pliers.I removed the fan and put it on the other motor, using the parts supplied. Before I installed the motor I screwed the three screws in and out of the three screws holes to make the screws go in easier during instalation. I installed the fan motor using the three screws supplied, and once it was secure I spun the fan with my finger, making sure the fan spun freely and installed the plug to the fan. I then plugged in the fridge to make sure the fan was working,and replaced the back panel. Hope this helps you out, good luck.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Hinge Bearing

Part Number: PS429803

In Stock

Crisper Support - Rear

Part Number: PS2358879

In Stock

Condenser Fan Motor (Now subbed to MOTOR)

Part Number: PS5136214

In Stock