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Evaporator Fan Motor

PartSelect Number PS2061178

The body of this evaporator fan motor has two wires extending from the body, one blue one, and one white one. 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:

  • Fridge too warm.
  • Freezer section too warm.
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Parts Used:
  • Evaporator Fan Motor
Level of Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
Time to do repair: More than 2 hours
Tools: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
Customer: Phyllis from Gold Hill, OR

Freezer working-refrigerator too warm

Luckily, this Maytag refrigerator is only used for sodas and beer and so I had time to tinker with it. By the way, I am a 64 yr old retired woman. First of all, I took the back off and vacuumed everything. Then I emptied the freezer, removed the ice-maker, and removed the back panel. It was solid ice around the thermostat area and down in the vent between the freezer and refrigerator. A little time and a hair dryer resolved the ice problem. I thought the problem was the thermostat, so I ordered a new thermostat from PartSelect.com for the freezer, and it came a couple days later. I installed that (it just snaps in) and ran it overnight, but no success. After reading many blogs on the internet, I checked the fan motor, which blows the air from the freezer to the refrigerator, to see if it was getting power with a small voltmeter. It was, but was not working. I ordered a new fan motor from PartSelect (I was a little confused by series number, but finally found which one to order), and it arrived a couple days later. Taking out the fan required removing a couple of screws and unclipping the wiring, then pulling the old fan off the old motor and putting it on the new motor, then putting everything back the way it was. As soon as I plugged it back in, the fan started blowing right away, so I knew that I had resolved the problem. I bought a thermometer for checking freezer and refrigerator temps, and they are perfect with the settings for both on "5". So now I consider myself a Maytag repairman, uh, woman.

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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.

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Parts Used:
  • Evaporator Fan Motor
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 30 - 60 mins
Tools: Screw drivers, Socket set
Customer: Kathleen from New Port Richey, FL

The evaporator fan quit working (second one to do so, even tho it is only about 5-6 years old), therefore frig would not stay cold

Thanks to someone else who had shared their repair story, we followed what she said she had done. Of course, we cut the power first, disconnected the ice maker, took the back off of the freezer compartment (from the inside), disconnected the defective fan motor. The fan blade just pulls off, you don't need a new one just because you need a new motor. Although the new motor came with a plug, there did not seem to be anyplace to plug it in. It was broken once before (5-6 year old name brand frig shouldn't have broken once, let alone twice....I anticipate more motors in my future, but at least I know how to fix it and where to get the part from), and the repairman had put the wires together and taped them up with electrical tape. My husband had no choice but to strip the wires and do the same, the wires are colored, so it is easy to connect them back again. It worked instantly. It works beautifully now. I have to add, in spite of the fact that I chose the most economical delivery choice, my part still arrived the very next day (a.m., at that!). I will say that I am very happy with PartSelect service and the information provided on their site which enabled me (my husband) to fix our refrigerator at a fraction of the cost of the last time it needed repair. Absolutely would refer to anyone, and use again myself (although, hope I don't need to!!)

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Level of Difficulty: A Bit Difficult
Time to do repair: 15 - 30 mins
Tools: Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
Customer: Jeffrey from Beaver Dam, WI

This is the second time this paticular motor has failed, refridgerator got warm, stuff in freezer thawed first.

Checked the electrical circuits to find out if there was power to the fan motor. there was and the motor would not run. Further testing found the motor DOA. Pulled freezer compartment apart, removed the Ice maker, unscrewed the four screws that hold the evaporator cover on the back of the compartment, and removed mounting bracket for the evaporator fan / motor. there is a two wire molex connector that you pull apart, two wires on the compartment light and everything is free. Swap out the motor and reverse the procedure.

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Parts Used:
  • Evaporator Fan Motor
Level of Difficulty: Easy
Time to do repair: 1- 2 hours
Tools: Nutdriver, Screw drivers
Customer: Richard from DeKalb, IL

Old evaporator fan motor died

Removed 2 screws holding left side of ice tray. Removed 4 screws holding back of freezer compartment in place.
Pulled center plastic air duct out of freezer.
loosened two screws holding fan mount on either side of central fan hole.
Pulled top of freezer compartment back down to expose fan and mount.
Removed fan mount screws and unplugged fan.
disassembled fan mount and removed fan blace from motor.
reassembled mount and motor being sure rubber bushings are in place.
Put fan blace back on new motor (slip fit).
Remounted fan mount on freezer back and plugged in.
Reassembled in reverse order.
This time I kept the old motor (2nd one in 3 years) so I can identify the replacement easily by photo.

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