The evaporator fan quit working (second one to do so, even tho it is only about 5-6 years old), therefore frig would not stay cold

ApplianceMaytag Refrigerator


Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair30 - 60 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Screw drivers
Socket set

Kathleen From New Port Richey, FL

May 05, 2008

6 out of 7 people found this instruction helpful

Thanks to someone else who had shared their repair story, we followed what she said she had done. Of course, we cut the power first, disconnected the ice maker, took the back off of the freezer compartment (from the inside), disconnected the defective fan motor. The fan blade just pulls off, you don't need a new one just because you need a new motor. Although the new motor came with a plug, there did not seem to be anyplace to plug it in. It was broken once before (5-6 year old name brand frig shouldn't have broken once, let alone twice....I anticipate more motors in my future, but at least I know how to fix it and where to get the part from), and the repairman had put the wires together and taped them up with electrical tape. My husband had no choice but to strip the wires and do the same, the wires are colored, so it is easy to connect them back again. It worked instantly. It works beautifully now. I have to add, in spite of the fact that I chose the most economical delivery choice, my part still arrived the very next day (a.m., at that!). I will say that I am very happy with PartSelect service and the information provided on their site which enabled me (my husband) to fix our refrigerator at a fraction of the cost of the last time it needed repair. Absolutely would refer to anyone, and use again myself (although, hope I don't need to!!)

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Evaporator Fan Motor (Now subbed to Evaporator Fan Motor)

Part Number: PS2061178

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