Have you ever purchased from PartSelect.com before?
Thank you for helping make our site better.
PartSelect Number PS11738242
This evaporator fan motor is located in the back of the freezer, and circulates air over the refrigerator coils. These coils will convert the heat into cool air, which is then circulated.
This part works with the following brands: Whirlpool, Admiral, Estate, Inglis, Kenmore, KitchenAid, Roper, Maytag, Crosley, Jenn-Air, Hardwick, Magic Chef, Amana, Caloric & Glenwood.
This part fixes the following symptoms:
Noticed refrigerator making a noise, the noise would get louder when the freezer side door would be open. After awhile the noise stopped and noticed the refrigerator was no longer cooling. Looked in the freezer and noticed the back was iced up around the evaporator panel. Removed food and shelves on freezer side to gain access to the evaporator panel. Turned the Defrost timer knob manually to melt ice build up. Unplugged refrigerator. Then removed the 11 screws(1/4 inch screwheads). Noticed evaporater fan was stuck on fan shroud. Removed 2 (1/4 inch screwheads) and pulled the fan motor out. Noticed front bearing was leaking a black residue and that the motor shaft was extremely loose and not spinning true. Put back in for time being to order parts. Ordered parts from Partselect.com, website was easy to navigate and they had excellent diagrams of the parts. Ordered new evaporater fan, grommets, and fan blade. Received parts next day sooner then expected. Took a digital picture of fan motor wires to ensure proper re-install of wires afterwards. Unplugged refrigerator, removed two power wires and green grounding wire to fan motor. Took note of fan position on shaft and direction of fan fins. Took 2 (1/4 inch screwheads) to remove fan motor from fan motor mount. Removed old fan blade from old fan motor shaft to get front motor mount bracket off old motor. Put new grommets on new fan motor, put in fan motor mount, installed 2 screws. Installed new fan blade shaft on new motor shaft made sure it was the same depth on shaft as the old set up. Reinstalled motor into refrigerator with two screws, reinstalled wires, verified correctly hooked up with digital picture took. Plugged refrigerator back in, verified fan worked and proper direction of air flow, began cooling. Reinstalled panel and 11 screws, shelves and waiting for it to cool down before putting food back in. Cooled down, no problems since and noise is gone. Looked at old motor and noticed front bearing failed and wore down the shaft causing it to spin out of round and make the loud noise. Thank you Partselect.com for having the great web-site to navigate and diagrams to verify I was getting the correct parts.
Help other customers find the most helpful instructions.
Were these instructions helpful?
Unplugged the refrigerator. Removed the screws from the access panel. Replaced the bad motor with the new motor. Works great . Probably saved myself $125.00 in a repair service call.The web site and customer service from Partselect.com was outstanding. I had the part in two days. Their tracking system is wonderful. First class company.......It's plain to see they put the customer first.
Removed screws on back cover plate in Freezer, disconnected fan assembly, removed fan assembly, removed propeller from fan assembly, and transferred it to new motor, installed new assembly, reconnected electrical connections, screwed on back cover plate - Viola!
Removed screws to pull the part out and took fan off. Put fan back on the new part and put it back in place. Runs very quiet !!!Thanks !
Removed panel and motor cover at rear of freezer compartment. This requires 1/4" nut driver. Removed motor assembly bracket and wiring, careful to note where ground, neutral and hot were attached. The entire assembly must be removed from the freezer compartment in order to swap new motor for old motor. Re-inserted assembly into freezer compartment, reattached wiring. Made sure all assembly screws were tightly fastened and wiring was correct. Re-attached panel cover and motor cover. I did note that a few of the 1/4" machine screws wobbled in the original holes; I used slightly larger, 5/16" head machine screws of identical length as replacements. New motor is much quieter. No longer sounds like a truck is idling in our home.
i order one part and i received a totally different, because i was not the same from the one it was at the picture when i was checking the evaporator fans you have available..i have to meke a lot of adaptations but at the last refrigerator start working fine.
All brand logos are trademarks of their respective owners.
The PartSelect logo is a Registered Trademark of Atlantic Laundry Centres, Ltd.
Copyright © 1999-2017 , Eldis Group Partnership. All rights reserved.