557957-1-S-Whirlpool-4389144           -Evaporator Fan Motor - 120V 60Hz
557957-1-S-Whirlpool-4389144           -Evaporator Fan Motor - 120V 60Hz 557957-2-S-Whirlpool-4389144           -Evaporator Fan Motor - 120V 60Hz 557957-3-S-Whirlpool-4389144           -Evaporator Fan Motor - 120V 60Hz

Evaporator Fan Motor - 120V 60Hz

PartSelect Number PS557957

This part 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. Fan blade not included.

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:

  • Unusual Noise.
  • Fridge section too warm.
  • Freezer section too warm.
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Parts Used

  • Evaporator Fan Motor - 120V 60Hz

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsPliers, Screw drivers

CustomerAntoni from vail AZ

Evaporator fan stopped working

1) removed the face plate that runs 3/4 way up the back of the freezer side. a total of 8 screws. (6")
2) disconnected the three electrical connections.(30sec)
3) removed the fan of the the old evaporator fan motor (5sec)
3) removed the fan motor (1")
4) put in the new fan motor (1")
5) put on the old fan on the new fan motor(5sec)
6) reconnected the three electrical connections (30sec)
7) replaced the face plate on the back of the freezer (6")
Had re-frozen meat within 1 hour.

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Parts Used

  • Evaporator Fan Motor - 120V 60Hz

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsPliers, Screw drivers

CustomerJon from Houston TX

Excessive noise was coming from the freezer section of my side be side refrigerator

Cleaning out the freezer took the longest time. Once the freezer was clean I turned off the freezer which did not deactivate the light in the freezer. This is a tight area to work in and not having to hold a flashlight made the job much easier. I then removed the shelf slider brackets for the 3 lower pullout drawers. The next step was to remove the interior aluminum back panel (6 screws) which covers the evaporator motor and the coil. Before removing the 3 electric wires that are attached to the evaporator motor make sure the power is off to the motor. The removal of the motor was fairly straightforward and I would suggest removing the plastic fan blade first and then the connector wires. It helped knowing in advance that the plastic fan blade would come off with a little prying. Be careful when prying the fan off so that you don’t damage the plastic motor mount bracket. Once you have installed the motor I would suggest turning the freezer back on to make sure that the evaporator motor works before reinstalling the aluminum back panel and slider brackets.

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Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerTracy from Coppers City Bottom WV

The fan wasvery noisy.

Removed six screws from cover in the back of the freezer. Removed old fan . Removed power wires from old motor. Unclipped old motor from the mounting bracket. Replaced old motor and reversed the rest of the parts. Done

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  • Evaporator Fan Motor - 120V 60Hz

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerLeandro from Baldwin Park CA

The freezer wouldn't freeze and the refrigerator wouldn't refrigerate.

Same as everybody else on this post. Real easy. Actually, I just wish I would have done it sooner.

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Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsPliers, Screw drivers

CustomerHerman from Cottonwood AZ

Rattling noise in beind freezer compartment

remove shelves in freezer compartment incl.holders(slide up to remove)
Remove lamp/shield
Remove panel (six phillips screws)
disconnect motor
pull off fan blade
squeeze bracket holding motor to remove
remove motor.
Re-assemble (in reverse)

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Parts Used

  • Evaporator Fan Motor - 120V 60Hz

Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsNutdriver

CustomerJim from Au Sable Forks NY

Freezer/refrigerator no air flow

Using a 1/4" nut driver and a philips screwdriver I removed all the screws in the shelf brackets and coil cover and removed coil cover. Removed fan blade and then faulty motor (held in with clips) Installed new motor-two wires (power) and ground (green) pushed fan blade back on and tested, then reinstalled all panels and shelf brackets.

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Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerRobert from Surprise AZ

Burned out evaporator fan motor

simply removed wires from the old motor and gently lifted it out by by the metal clips - put the old bracket on the new motor, snapped on the new fan, replaced the wires, reinstalled the shield. All done in about 15 min.

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Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Screw drivers

CustomerHarry from Mountain Iron MN

Fan motor was making noise.

First I removed all food in freezer.Then removed selves and hanger brackets.Then the back panel and light cover.Then I unplugged motor but before this I unplugged refrigerator from the wall.Removed motor from bracket after pulling of fan. Reversed the order to install motor and put back together

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Parts Used

  • Evaporator Fan Motor - 120V 60Hz

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerJoseph from Gurnee IL

Motor intermittently not working.. warm frig.

Very easy. Take panel off and replace motor.. All wires matched fine. Easiest applance repair I've done..

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Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerWalter from Cairo GA

Refrigerator/freezer not cooling

Disconnect power to refrigerator. Removed all food from Freezer. Removed all Shelves and shelf clips. Used phillips screwdriver and removed 6 screws from lower rear panel covering evaporator coil. Removed panel. Pulled plastic fan blade off top of motor shaft. Unclip top front of black motor retainer clip which then allowed the rear clip to unhook. Removed clip. Then removed 3 wires from fan motor, noting proper location for replacement. Slide the fan motor out to the left. Installed new motor. Reinstalled clip, hooking rear side first. Then rehooked the 3 wires. Slide fan blade back on top until secure. Tested everything at this point before reassembling rear panel. Then replace rear panel, replace the 6 screws, replace shelf clips and shelves and replace food. Very easy to do and saved about $150 over a service call to troubleshoot and re-visit to install after getting part

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Parts Used

  • Evaporator Fan Motor - 120V 60Hz

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerDoug from North Logan UT

Bearings were going out

The refrigerator would make loud sounds humming sounds periodically. The bearings were going out on the evaporator motor. Emptied the freezer side of fridge. Unplugged unit. Took shroud off (6 screws). Removed the three wire clips. Pulled fan off shaft. Carefully pushed plastic strap to remove motor. Replaced with new motor. Carefully attached strap to hold motor. This seems very fragile so be very carefull to attach properly and not break. Reverse the rest and done in less than 15 minutes. 30 minutes cleaning the fridge.

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  • Evaporator Fan Motor - 120V 60Hz

Level of DifficultyA Bit Difficult

Time to do repair:30 - 60 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Wrench set

CustomerDavid from Leonard TX

Fan was out of balance and rattleing-vibrating

I pulled the wiring harness off the bad motor, removed the fan blades (it was just a press fit and can be pulled off by hand), took out the three screws. The fan on the replacement motor had to be installed out of the fridge. I wiggled the new motor into place and installed the three screws. I cut the wiring harness off the fridge side and cut back the insulation. Using wire nuts I reconnected the wiring. I plugged the fridge back in and it worked like a champ.
The repair went fairly easy. The motor was a bit difficult to get into tight space with my big hands. The wiring harness on the fridge side had to be cut and wire nuts used to reconnect the wiring to the new motor but it was pretty straight forward. Over all the repair was easy except for being in a tight spot. I recommend trying to fix it yourself, you may supprise yourself and save some serious bucks on labor cost to boot.

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  • Evaporator Fan Motor - 120V 60Hz

Level of DifficultyEasy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerWilliam from Las Vegas NV

Evaporator fan motor

turned off the fridge ,removed the backwall plate in the freezer, replaced the motor. hint take your time taking off the blade fan the replacement is 20.00

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  • Evaporator Fan Motor - 120V 60Hz

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:Less than 15 mins

ToolsScrew drivers

CustomerGary from Acworth GA

Fan noisey, then stopped--no cold air circulation.

Side by side 25cf unit. removed contents from freezer, removed shelving, removed ice maker, removed shelving brackets, removed rear wall that serves as cold air duct, unplugged three electrical leads, pried off fan blade using putty knife to spread the prying force, removed fan motor by unlatching plastic mount ears.

Installing new motor is reverse of the above sequence. Very, very easy. Make sure you have the fridge turned off so power to the motor is cut off. Allows the light to remain on in the freezer, so you can see what you are doing.

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  • Evaporator Fan Motor - 120V 60Hz

Level of DifficultyReally easy

Time to do repair:15 - 30 mins

ToolsNutdriver, Screw drivers

CustomerMark from Sugar Land TX

Catastrophic loss of cooling

It was straight forward enough--removed six screws from the metal cooling coil shield at the back of the freezer compartment and removed the shield. That left the motor and its mounting exposed atop the coil. Removed the electrical leads and popped out the motor and fan. Then I replaced the leads on the new motor, reset it in the mounting and pushed the fan propeller from the old motor on the spindle of the new. Twenty minutes tops.

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