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Evaporator Fan Blade

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PartSelect Number PS11738973
Manufacturer Part Number WP2169142
Manufactured by Whirlpool
Product Description

Evaporator Fan Blade Specifications

If your refrigerator or freezer is too warm, or making noises, you may need to replace the fan blade. The fan blade attaches to the evaporator motor, which is in the freezer section, to help circulate the cold air into the refrigerator and freezer sections. The fan blade is white in color and made from plastic. This is a genuine OEM part. Please be sure to disconnect the power to your refrigerator before starting your repair.
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Troubleshooting
This part fixes the following symptoms:
Noisy | Fridge too warm
This part works with the following products:
Refrigerator, Freezer.
This part works with the following products:
Whirlpool, Kenmore, KitchenAid, Amana.
Part# WP2169142 replaces these:
AP6005911, 12217201, 2154800, 2169142, 67005684, 8170544, 8208312, Y67005684
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    Fayez
    March 6, 2018
    My fridge 6wsc20c6yb00 stops cooling and i checked the freezer wall was all iced up. I defrost it and works fine for a few weeks and the the same thing again fridge warm and freezer iced !! its only 4yrs old and don’t know what’s the issue to keep icing... can u plz help
    Hello Fayez, thank you for your question. If the freezer continues to freeze up after you've defrosted it there are a parts you will want to test/replace. The Defrost Thermostat PartSelect Number: PS11740424, the Bi-Metal defrost thermostat part number W10260440 as well as the defrost heater part number W10251473. If these parts are tested and are not faulty, the issue could be with the electronic control board part number WPW10372212. I hope this information helps!

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    Carmen
    August 1, 2018
    Loud noise coming from the top center of the refrigerator interior. There is plastic housing there. Is this covering the fan blade? If so, how do i remove the housing to replace the blade? Thank you
    For model number AFD2535DEB
    Hello Carmen, Thank you for the question. The housing is held in by a few clips. You can depress the clips with a flat head screw driver to release them and pop the housing off. Hope this helps!

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    Cluny
    March 12, 2020
    Loud noise on the motor at top of fridge. Sounds like a filter or blade issue if that is where the fan fits
    For model number Kitchen aid KFCS22EVMS8
    Hello, Thank you for your question. There are 2 fans in your model. One is the back of the unit to blow cool air over the refrigerator and freezer, and the other is in the back near the compressor that blows the coils. We hope this helps.

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    Ron
    February 11, 2018
    Is this just the fan blade, do i need other parts to do the job. My freezer is not cold enough middle to bottom of freezer is frozen solid. Top two shelfs not freezing temp is at 26 f.
    For model number MQF1656TEW02
    Hi Ron, Thank you for your question. There are some parts that you will need to check to see which one is causing the issue. You will need to check the fan blade, the evaporator fan motor, the defrost heater, the defrost timer and the bi-metal defrost thermostat. I hope this helps. Thank you and have a great day!

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    Alvaro
    February 3, 2018
    I need a replacement fan blade
    For model number ED5THAXMS10
    Hello Alvaro, Thank you for your inquiry. Part# WP2190685 is the condenser fan blade at the back of the fridge, and part# WP2169142 is the evaporator fan blade in the freezer section. Hope this helps!

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    Arlene
    April 24, 2018
    My refrigerator is making a loud screeching noise. It appears to be coming from the freezer. In addition, the refrigerator is only one year old. Please advise as your site is recommending it may be the evaporator fan motor.
    For model number 106.51139214
    Hello Arlene, thank you for your question. The screeching noise is most likely the evaporator fan motor that is located behind the back wall of the freezer section. I would suggest replacing the motor, which is Evaporator Fan Motor Part Number: PS11740362. I hope this helps!

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    Michael
    December 29, 2019
    My refrigerator coil freezes up / freezer side is fine.
    For model number KRSC503ESS01
    Hi Michael, Thank you for your question. Frost on the evaporator coils will prevent air from flowing over the coils. No air flow will cause the refrigerant in the coils to remain in a liquid state and keep it from vaporizing. The refrigerant will travel past the coils and will eventually end up in the compressor and cause damage to it. If there is frost on the evaporator coils, this may caused by the following: 1. A bad defrost heater or the other components of the defrost system. (The defrost system consists of the defrost heater, the defrost timer and the thermostat/defrost control.) 2. High Humidity 3. An evaporator fan motor not working correctly or not at all. 4. No load on the evaporator coil. 5. Dirty evaporator coils. 6. Defrost intervals that are set too far apart. We hope this helps. Thank you and have a great day!

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    Harmandar Singh
    May 28, 2019
    Freezer working fine but evaporator fan motor not flowing any air to refrigerator top went.? switched off machine for a day it worked fine then back with same problem. any suggestions.? thanks.
    For model number KBFS22EWMS9
    Hello Harmandar, thank you for writing. You will want to replace either the Evaporator Fan Motor part PS11773024 or the Fan Blade part PS11738973.

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    Steven
    17 days ago
    FREEZER WORKING GREAT BUT REFRIDGERATOR IS WARM. DAMPER IN FRIDGE OPENS AND CLOSES AND AIR CHASEWAY BETWEEN FREEZER AND FRIDGE IS FREE FROM ICE BLOCKAGE ( HAD THIS HAPPEN BEFORE). EVAP MOTOR IS RUNNING AND FAN BLADES ARE SPINNING. ANY SUGGESTIONS WOULD BE GREATLY APPRECIATED
    For model number AFB2534DEW
    Hello Steven, thank you for contacting us. We would recommend checking the evaporator coils for ice build-up. If you notice the built-up ice, defrost it manually and check the defrost heater, part number PS11743496, and defrost thermostat, part number PS11743535, for continuity. Also inspect the damper control assembly, part number PS11750106. It controls the cold airflow from the freezer compartment into the refrigerator compartment. If this does not help, the issue is probably related to the electronic control board, part number PS11755733. It manages the functions of the refrigerator such as cooling and defrosting time. We look forward to hearing from you if you need assistance with placing an order through our 7-days-a-week customer service. We hope this helps!

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       Average Repair Rating: 3.7 / 5.0, 11 reviews. What's this?
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      Noisy Evaporator Motor/Fan
      Our 48" Built-In KitchenAid Frig (1999 model)started getting very noisy about 3 years ago. Two different repairmen plus KitchenAid said 'that was the way it was'. I figured out the noise was coming from the evaporator motor/fan but the repairmen said it was just because moisture was freezing on it and replacing the evaporator motor/fan probably would not make a difference plus it would be very expensive. When I discovered PartSelect and that I could order the parts (about $80) myself I thought why not. It was simple to replace. Removed cover inside freezer compartment - detached bracket and electrical wires - replaced with new motor and fan. Now you can hardly hear the frig running and it runs half the time - more efficient. I can't believe we lived with that noise for so long. Thanks to PartSelect I proved KitchenAid and the repaiirmen wrong and did it myself! Thank you PartSelect!
      Other Parts Used:
      Freezer Evaporator Fan Motor
      • CYNTHIA from ALPHARETTA, GA
      • Difficulty Level:
        Really Easy
      • Total Repair Time:
        15 - 30 mins
      • Tools:
        Pliers, Socket set
      93 of 109 people found this instruction helpful.
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      Freezer cold, but Fridge part not getting anything
      Removed Freezer drawers.

      Removed the 4 screws holding the freezer back cover.

      Removed plastic cover off Temperature sensor and the cover that directed the airflow.

      Unplugged fan and disconnected the clip holding the motor.

      Removed grommets from motor and installed on new motor.

      Attached new motor and clip to fridge and reconnected.

      Reinstalled back plate and out all 4 screws back in.

      Plugged fridge back in and new fan motor was working, and there was an immediate difference in the temp in fridge.

      4 days later fridge is working fine
      Other Parts Used:
      Evaporator Motor Kit - 60Hz 115V
      • James from Spartanburg, SC
      • Difficulty Level:
        Really Easy
      • Total Repair Time:
        15 - 30 mins
      • Tools:
        Screw drivers, Wrench set
      43 of 54 people found this instruction helpful.
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      freezer cold, refrigerator warm
      about half my time was spent figuring out how drawer front and back panel were held in:
      remove wire baskets
      lift freezer drawer front to remove
      remove ice maker...held in by 3 screws,then unplug
      remove back panel screws
      then on this model, there is a vent towards the top of the panel that is held in by unseen plastic clips on the top left and top right that had to be pressed in with a screwdriver to remove
      unplug freezer evap motor also held together by clips
      remove and replace motor (old fan blade pulls off and slides on new motor shaft)
      plug motor back in
      reinstall back panel
      reinstall ice maker
      reinstall drawer front and baskets
      Other Parts Used:
      Evaporator Motor Kit - 60Hz 115V
      • Twyla from Davenport, IA
      • Difficulty Level:
        Easy
      • Total Repair Time:
        30 - 60 mins
      • Tools:
        Nutdriver, Screw drivers
      30 of 35 people found this instruction helpful.
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      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
      Other Parts Used:
      Evaporator Fan Motor - 120V 60Hz
      • Tracy from Coppers City Bottom, WV
      • Difficulty Level:
        Easy
      • Total Repair Time:
        15 - 30 mins
      • Tools:
        Screw drivers
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      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.
      Other Parts Used:
      Evaporator Fan Motor - 120V 60Hz
      • Robert from Surprise, AZ
      • Difficulty Level:
        Really Easy
      • Total Repair Time:
        15 - 30 mins
      • Tools:
        Screw drivers
      15 of 22 people found this instruction helpful.
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      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)
      Other Parts Used:
      Evaporator Fan Motor - 120V 60Hz
      • Herman from Cottonwood, AZ
      • Difficulty Level:
        Easy
      • Total Repair Time:
        30 - 60 mins
      • Tools:
        Pliers, Screw drivers
      13 of 17 people found this instruction helpful.
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      Noisy freezer evaporator fan
      Power down the refrigerator with the disconnect switch under the upper panel. Empty the freezer. Remove the bins and shelves. Use nutdriver to remove the screws holding the back trim panel in place. Remove the panel. Take picture of the wire connections going to the motor. Remove the motor mounting bracket. Remove old motor/fan assembly from bracket. Press new fan blade onto new motor. Transfer each wire from old assembly to matching location on new motor. Mount new motor to bracket. Remount bracket to freezer. Reinstall back panel. Turn power back on. Enjoy quiet refrigerator.
      Other Parts Used:
      Freezer Evaporator Fan Motor
      • Kirby from DUBUQUE, IA
      • Difficulty Level:
        Really Easy
      • Total Repair Time:
        30 - 60 mins
      • Tools:
        Nutdriver
      10 of 12 people found this instruction helpful.
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      Original freezer fan motor ( 1996) was starting to make a growling sound and at one point had stop working. I took the panel out of the freezer and took the motor out ( two screws) and moved the motor shaft, this helped to free the sticky motor and get the the refrigerator back up an running as i di
      Take pictures of original setup in case you need to refer back and turn off power at the panel. Remove the White panel in the back of the freezer ( 16 screws). Unscrew two screws holding the motor / fan blade and remove. Remove the hot/neutral and ground wires and remove the motor/fan unit. You will have to use the old brackets as the new motor does not come with them so don't throw the old motor just yet. The brackets will have to be removed from the old motor by removing two 1/4 screws and placing the brackets onto the new motor in the same fashion. Once this is complete, just reassemble new motor in reverse order. since the fan has to fit into a tight opening and the mounting brackets have to line up to screw the whole unit in, I assembled everything lightly tightened and mounted the unit to make sure the screws lined up and the fan blade had clearance in the fan opening so that it did not rub. Since the bracket screws are not 100% tightened, this allows some wiggle room to adjust. Once everything is lined up, tighten all bracket screws 100%. Insert the wires and your ready to go. Reinstall the White panel and 16 screws. Motor has been working great since installation.
      Other Parts Used:
      Freezer Evaporator Fan Motor
      • Glen from CHINO HILLS, CA
      • Difficulty Level:
        Easy
      • Total Repair Time:
        30 - 60 mins
      • Tools:
        Socket set, Wrench set
      6 of 6 people found this instruction helpful.
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      Upper 1/2 of freezer not cold. Upper half of refrigerator not cold
      Removed all drawers in freezer. Removed screws from slides for drawers on left side of freezer. Removed evaporator coil cover screws from behind where freezer drawers and shelf’s are. Removed wires from motor. Removed blade. Pressed black clip on both sides and removed motor. Reverse this process and put unit back together. Now fridge works great.

      On the door cams. Just remove the top hinge on door. Replace upper and lower parts and replace door.
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      • Wade from STERRETT, AL
      • Difficulty Level:
        Really Easy
      • Total Repair Time:
        30 - 60 mins
      • Tools:
        Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
      3 of 3 people found this instruction helpful.
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      Evaporator fan motor making loud noise
      Steps to replace Whirlpool evaporator fan motor
      1. Watch numerous DIY Youtube videos
      2. Move frozen food to refrigerator section, close refrigerator door
      3. Cut power to refrigerator
      4. Remove all shelves and bins in freezer section
      5. Back panel has two parts, a top and a bottom section
      6. Unclip small shroud covering screw bolt in upper left corner holding top panel. Remove screw bolt
      7. Gently pull and work top panel out
      8. Remove screw bolts from all four corners in lower panel and remove bottom panel
      9. Verify power has been turned off
      10. Unclip grounding wire
      11. Unclip evaporator fan motor from power
      12. Remove whole cradle holding evaporator fan motor. Note orientation of cradle. Fan blade is slightly angled toward the back of freezer. In other models, the cradle may not be removeable.
      13. Remove plastic fan with firm pull
      14. Unclip bottom brace to remove evaporator fan motor
      15. Replace old grommets in bottom brace and on top of evaporator fan motor with the new grommets
      16. Install new evaporator in cradle and clip-in the bottom brace
      17. Install new fan blade on motor
      18. Place cradle with new evaporator fan motor back in freezer
      19. Reclip power and ground wire
      20. Turn on power and test if working correctly
      21. Turn off power
      22. Complete steps from 8 to 2 in reverse
      Other Parts Used:
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      • Edward from GARDNERVILLE, NV
      • Difficulty Level:
        Easy
      • Total Repair Time:
        30 - 60 mins
      • Tools:
        Pliers, Screw drivers, Socket set
      2 of 2 people found this instruction helpful.
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