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PartSelect Number PS284777
This part works with the following brands: GE, Hotpoint & Kenmore.
This part fixes the following symptoms:
Ref. still worked but had this loud high pitch whining noise coming from inside freezer for a few months. It's probably a bad bearing or motor.1) Remove all shelves and ice dispencer2) Remove (x2 screws / a green wire that's clipped on) and the evap cover3) Remove (x3 screws) cover motor/solenoid and unplug harness3) Remove (x2 screws) icemaker and unplug harness4) Remove/Loosen (x2 screws bottom / x2 screws top) Duct air freezer5) Remove (x2 screws) Orifice evap fan and unplug harness note: will need to remove right screw to get green ground wire off. And be careful on to damage the gasket.6) Once Orifice out of refrig, disassemble.7) Main thing to replace is the Motor DC Evap fan, and maybe CapDust, BumperLid, GrommetEvpFan.8) now just go in reverse order...That's it . . . wasn't too hard and NO MORE whining!!! Save at least a couple of hundred by not having a prof. come out and do it. Easy enough for most DIY person.
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First I removed the shelf and light cover, then removed 3 screws from the ice make. Then I removed 6 screws from the moter cover (back wall of the freezer) and removed it. I then removed the 2 screw holding the moter. This is where the soldering iron comes in. The wire leads from the old motor were molded into a 3" rubber holder and the end wire plastic connector held 6 prongs (2 from a thermo tube). The new motor only held the 4 moter prongs, 2 were empty. To resolve this problem I cut the wires on both the new and old motor. I then attached the old connector to the new moter with the soldering iron and shrink tubing. Replaced all the parts I had removed and started it up. Works like a champ.....
I pulled the inside cover in the freezer off, pulled the motor out of the bracket, replaced the fan blade , motor, and grommet and that was pretty much it. Very easy to replace. Parts select was fast and had the cheapest price available.ThanksSteven Roffey
My GE refrigerator emitted high pitch noise a short while ago. I tried different dampening methods that helped but not eliminating the problem. I finally replaced the fan, motor, and associated parts and solved the problem. The total cost was about $50.
i removed srews from area until i could access the fan unit and removed it. wires were not identical so i had to splice some together, most likely could not have been avoided. the exploded parts diagram helped me to be sure that i would have all replacement parts on hand so i wouldn't have to wait for something i had forgotten.
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