The original fan had its blades sheared by ice build-up

ApplianceGeneral Electric Refrigerator

ModelFreezer circulation fan

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair30 - 60 mins

Age of Appliance1 - 4 years

Tools Wrench set
Screw drivers

Jeffrey From Broomfield, CO

Jul 02, 2007

2 out of 2 people found this instruction helpful

The original design is poor. The evaporator fan is mounted in an upright position just below the ice-maker. A plastic grate mounts over the fan assembly to allow for air circulation. Unfortunately, random chips of ice from the ice maker can fall into the fan, causing the fan to shear its blades. Replacement of the fan blade is relatively simple (accept for having to completely unload the freezer and remove all back covers, the ice-maker auger motor assembly, and the metal evaporator cover). In order to mimimze this from reoccuring, I installed a 1/4'' mesh metal screen over the exhaust ports on the cover. Thus far, this has worked well to keep ice chips out of the evaporator fan.

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Part PhotoPart DescriptionPriceAvailability

Evaporator Fan Blade

Part Number: PS1020949

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