Fan motor making awful noise, not turning very fast

ApplianceWhirlpool Refrigerator


Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair1- 2 hours

Age of ApplianceMore than 10 years

Tools Nutdriver
Screw drivers

Andrew From Mission Viejo, CA

Mar 31, 2013

Fan was barely rotating. So unplugged, removed back cover, removed fan and motor from frame work. Removed fan blade from motor shaft. Spun motor shaft which seemed fine. Pryed off back cover of motor to find a large but dry felt washer and a helical capillery slot formed into the motor shaft for carring oil from felt washer to the bearings. Added 30 wt motor oil and some 3in1 oil to felt and reassembled motor, fan and frame work. Plugged in power chord after getting rid of dust and dog hear on coils and is working like new.

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Condensor Fan Motor Kit - 115V 60Hz

Part Number: PS371043

In Stock