Noticed fridge not cooling as it should

ApplianceWhirlpool Refrigerator

Modelet21dkxdw05

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repairLess than 15 mins

Age of ApplianceMore than 10 years

Tools Nutdriver

Robert From Franklin, TX

Jun 05, 2008

11 out of 11 people found this instruction helpful

Removed the lower back panel (10 small screws)Found the condenser motor froze up and not moving air across the cooling coils.So I got a small table fan and set it behind the fridge and it kept the fridge cooling for 3 days till the new fan motor arrived. Removed 3 small screws holding the fan motor in the bracket and unpluged the wiring harness.Removed the fan from old motor and used it on the new motor.Replaced the fan in the bracket and plugged the wiring harness back in. Worked great. Very easy.Did not have to empty fridge because table fan kept coils cool. Ordering part was easy and shipping fast.Great job guys!!

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Condensor Fan Motor Kit - 115V 60Hz

Part Number: PS371043

$85.18
In Stock