16 of 16 people found this instruction helpful
Level of Difficulty: Really Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Customer: Sande from Round Rock, TX
Freezer worked but frig was only slightly cool. Evaporator fan motor out.
This frig didn't have an ice maker but in its place was a shelf. Removed two philips screws and shelf unhooked and was removed. Removed four screws from back plate in freezer. Pulled plate out and tilted down to remove one wiring clip for fan and two spade clips for light fixture. Pulled back plate out and removed two bolts holding fan to back plate. Removed fan blade and two more bolts holding motor in bracket. My frig was repaired once before by a repair man and he cut the clip off of the wiring harness. Cut clip off of the new fan motor and wired the fan to the frig wiring using blue fan wire to blue frig wire and white fan wire to orange frig wire. Reassembled in reverse order being sure to wait until fan motor was back in the back plate before placing fan blade back on motor shaft. I did some research on the internet and was told that the fan should stick half way out of the backing plate. If you push the fan all the way on until it hits the little ridge inside of the hole that should be it. I also read that the little Panasonic fan that comes in this frig is a piece of junk and you will probably have to replace it again in a few years but I didn't read that part until after I ordered the part. I was told you can order a Johnstone motor Part # S58-099 that would be more dependable but you have to reverse the fan rotation to get it to work. I tried to order this panasonic fan from local appliance store but they wanted $100.00 and they would have to order it. I got it here for less and it took the same amount of time. Parts were exact match of what was in there. I was happy from the service I got from this company.
11 of 18 people found this instruction helpful
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Screw drivers, Wrench (Adjustable)
Customer: Daniel from Auburn, CA
Fan motor making screaming noise
First I unplugged the refrigerator, then next I removed the (4) screws holding in the inside back panel section of the freezer covering the cooling coils, the fan motor is attached to the removable panel.
I then unplugged the wiring harness to the fan motor which allows you to completely remove the freezer inside panel in order to replace the fan motor on a counter top or benchtop.
I removed the (3) spade terminal wiring from the fan motor and the nuts holding the motor on the frame. I then replaced the fan motor and blade the same way I had removed the old one, and then reattached the wiring terminals on the same terminals as the existing motor, making sure that black, red, and green do not get mixed up. I placed the rear panel back inside freezer and plugged in the wiring harness, fit panel back to original position and reinstalled the (4) panel screws. I once again plugged in the refrigerator and restored power. Everything is working fine.
8 of 12 people found this instruction helpful
Level of Difficulty: Difficult
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
Customer: Paul from Joshua Tree, CA
Noisy fan motor, fridge & freezer not holding temp
I took off the ice maker, disconected the wiring, took out the back of the freezer and took out the fan motor. Harder than I thought because of all the wiring back there, light, fan assembly etc. After that it was easy, took out the old motor & installed the new one. Runs much quieter now, and the fridge & freezer are much colder.
I did this for less than the price of a service call by a repair shop.