Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult
Time to do repair30 - 60 mins
Age of Appliance5 - 10 years
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.