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PartSelect Number PS2004031
Note: Part has been redesigned by the manufacturer and will appear different than the original, but will function the same.
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:
I found a similar problem in your forum and desided to give it a shot. The evaporator fan had stop working. It took me a while to find it but I discovered it inside the bottom drawer. I took off the drawer to make it easy to get to. I took off the back cover and there it was. I unplug it and replaced it with the new one which did not look like it at all but since it was the one that I received I pluged it and it worked. I was very satisfied. Thank you again for helping save money.
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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
I Removed the drawers from the freezer compartment. Removed the ice maker, 3 screws. Removed the plastic vent cover, and steel panel on back of the freezer. Unplugged the wires for the fan motor. Removed the fan motor. The new motor was a replacement part. It looked different but it worked. Added a ground wire, as per instructions I replaced the motor, and reassembled the few parts that were removed. It really went well. No problems. Saved a lot of money by fixing it myself. It's working great. I got it fixed for about $40.00 I hat to think what it would have cost if I would have taken it to a repair shop.
moved food to garage fridge, took drawers and shelves out, found fan area, removed back wall in freezer by removing icemaker and 4 screws, no on local would sell just fan motor, when part arrived just reinstalled everything . unit working better then when new. Thanks PartSelect, I saved hundereds of dollars !!!!!
We had just moved into our condo for the summer and our neighbor had the same problem earlier, she had ordered the same part, we called a repair company and they put it in for a $95.00 house call, it started working within minutes.
Followed the very easy step by step instructions. Everything was exactly as shown...Could not have been any easier. It was a little cramped getting into the freezer area to remove and replace but all in all the best 37.92 I every spent!!! Thank you so Much.....
Per others' descriptions of this issue, I confirmed that the fan in the upper area of the freezer was not functioning. Purchased this assembly, which had everything ready to go. Removed all existing assemblies, ice maker, wall, old fan then installed new fan assembly with old rubber bushings and plastic blades - plugged in - and ran like a champ. Reassembled all then let cool down to correct temp and reloaded frig. All parts worked great - received them day after order - very impressed. Couple hours - fairly easy repair.
Pulled out the drawers in the freezer. Loosened the four screws holding the back of freezer compartment exposing the fan. Had to disconnect and unmount the icemaker also. Disconnected and replaced the fan motor. The fan ordered didn't look the same as the original. The original was contained in a plastic housing.
Removed freezer drawer. Removed ice maker. Removed fan air guide and temperature sensor from back panel. Then removed back panel. Unplugged motor, squeezed plastic bracket and removed fan motor assembly. Replaced motor kit, plugged motor back in and reversed above steps.Fridge is now working.Thanks
Removed freezer front door, baskets, ice m aker, rear panel ,fan cover and fan. Unplugged fan, removed fan blade. Re-installed fan blade on new motor w/new bracket, ran ground wire co nnection, pluged in wires, water proffed slip on connectors, and reversed above steps.Tested refrigerator with to 40 degrees in 3 hhemometer scooled tours - all is well.
Go in Service Test mode using the refrigerator display and keypad (hold the refrigerator door light switch, press the refrigerator temperature up + 3 times consecutively, release the refrigerator door light switch). Press the refrigerator up + to make all the test. Service Test 3: the fan did not work (to see that you have to remove the wall in the freezer area). Changed the fan and everything was fine.
I removed the drawer then removed the ice maker by removing 3 screws. After that I removed 4 screws in each slide bracket then i removed the 4 screws holding the metal backer plate. I removed the motor and pulled the fan off the old motor and pressed onto the new. Then i reversed to put back together.
Replaced this fan about two years ago for the same problem. Ordered another fan because the symptoms were the same and could not hear or feel the fan running. (Didn't take freezer section apart) So now I have a spare fan, as the one I replaced before was just fine. Problem was ice build up behind the back panel, blocking the air. Will be leaving the "power saver" button off, as this may have been a factor (?). Good lesson in "not jumping to conclusions".
I removed the freezer drawer and wire tray. Unscrewed and removed the cover at the back of the freezer after removing the ice maker. Disconnected a few wire connectors to access the old motor. Compressed the plastic arms holding the old motor in. Installed new motor using insulators from the old motor. Put everything back together.
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