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PartSelect Number PS11738973
Used with Evaporator Fan Motors.
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:
Our 48" Built-In KitchenAid Frig (1999 model)started getting very noisy about 3 years ago. Two different repairmen plus KitchenAid said 'that was the way it was'. I figured out the noise was coming from the evaporator motor/fan but the repairmen said it was just because moisture was freezing on it and replacing the evaporator motor/fan probably would not make a difference plus it would be very expensive. When I discovered PartSelect and that I could order the parts (about $80) myself I thought why not. It was simple to replace. Removed cover inside freezer compartment - detached bracket and electrical wires - replaced with new motor and fan. Now you can hardly hear the frig running and it runs half the time - more efficient. I can't believe we lived with that noise for so long. Thanks to PartSelect I proved KitchenAid and the repaiirmen wrong and did it myself! Thank you PartSelect!
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Removed Freezer drawers.Removed the 4 screws holding the freezer back cover.Removed plastic cover off Temperature sensor and the cover that directed the airflow.Unplugged fan and disconnected the clip holding the motor.Removed grommets from motor and installed on new motor. Attached new motor and clip to fridge and reconnected.Reinstalled back plate and out all 4 screws back in. Plugged fridge back in and new fan motor was working, and there was an immediate difference in the temp in fridge.4 days later fridge is working fine
about half my time was spent figuring out how drawer front and back panel were held in:remove wire basketslift freezer drawer front to removeremove ice maker...held in by 3 screws,then unplugremove back panel screwsthen on this model, there is a vent towards the top of the panel that is held in by unseen plastic clips on the top left and top right that had to be pressed in with a screwdriver to removeunplug freezer evap motor also held together by clipsremove and replace motor (old fan blade pulls off and slides on new motor shaft)plug motor back inreinstall back panelreinstall ice makerreinstall drawer front and baskets
Removed six screws from cover in the back of the freezer. Removed old fan . Removed power wires from old motor. Unclipped old motor from the mounting bracket. Replaced old motor and reversed the rest of the parts. Done
remove shelves in freezer compartment incl.holders(slide up to remove)Remove lamp/shieldRemove panel (six phillips screws)disconnect motorpull off fan bladesqueeze bracket holding motor to removeremove motor. Re-assemble (in reverse)
simply removed wires from the old motor and gently lifted it out by by the metal clips - put the old bracket on the new motor, snapped on the new fan, replaced the wires, reinstalled the shield. All done in about 15 min.
Power down the refrigerator with the disconnect switch under the upper panel. Empty the freezer. Remove the bins and shelves. Use nutdriver to remove the screws holding the back trim panel in place. Remove the panel. Take picture of the wire connections going to the motor. Remove the motor mounting bracket. Remove old motor/fan assembly from bracket. Press new fan blade onto new motor. Transfer each wire from old assembly to matching location on new motor. Mount new motor to bracket. Remount bracket to freezer. Reinstall back panel. Turn power back on. Enjoy quiet refrigerator.
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