Freezer too warm; noticed sides of refrigertor were warm

ApplianceAmana Refrigerator


Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair30 - 60 mins

Age of Appliance5 - 10 years

Tools Wrench set
Screw drivers
Socket set

W From Nellysford, VA

Jun 10, 2008

5 out of 6 people found this instruction helpful

I saw on a partselect web site that these symptoms could be caused by a failed condensor fan motor. After removing the cardboard panel in back of the refrigerator I noticed the fan was not running when the rfigerator was. The fan was held in place by three brackets. I unscrewed the screws holding the fan motor to the brackets and also unscrewed one of the brackets to make room to pull the motor out. I cut the wires close to the motor. I removed the fan blade and secured it to the new motor. I had to reroute the old wires in order to have enough slack to use wire nuts to attach them to the leads on the new motor. I then re-attached the motor to the two brackets remaining in place and then re-attacehed the third bracket I had removed to get the motor out.. The most difficult part was working in a very confined space.

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Diagrams and Parts List for this repair

Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Condenser Fan Motor - carries 2.3 watts (Now subbed to Condenser Fan Motor Kit)

Part Number: PS395284

In Stock