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PartSelect Number PS304658
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. The thermistor snaps on to the top portion of the evaporator. The thermistor sends the evaporator temperature signals to the main control board. The thermistor must be replaced when replacing the evaporator fan.
This part works with the following brands: GE, Hotpoint & Kenmore.
This part fixes the following symptoms:
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.
Note: Thermistor is NOT included. If you need the motor with the thermistor, see related parts.
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 top shelf, ice drawer and second shelf. Next, I used a 1/4" socket and removed the three screws holding the ice maker lower unit, unpluged and removed from unit. I removed the light cover revealing two screws. I then removed the plastic unit holding the fan. I unpluged all plugs and uncliped the white sensor from the back coils. Once the fan was out, I replaced it with the new one by unbolting the fan bracket and putting the new one in place. I clipped the new sensor in place and replaced all the parts in reverse order. I saved $200 in repair costs thanks to PartSelect.com.
Empy all the food from the freezer and remove the ice container and the lower ice maker section with a 1/4 inch nut driver, unplug the unit and set aside. Remove all shelving and set aside. Remove light cover and unscrew the bulb and remove. Remove cover/with light fixture by removing the necessary screws with the nut driver. The cover has the fan assembly attached; unplug and remove fan assembly, remove the thermistor from coil attached with a clip. Reassemble in the reverse procedure.
Got the part from you and I might add it came in about 3 days maybe 2 (wow).Got on the internet on how to utube and the sight had a video on how to that was awesome. So with you clear intruction on the part number and speedy service the whinng noise is a thing of the past.
The repair went very well with the help of how to U-tube instruction. Very detailed and it made it pretty easy especially the second time.
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