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Evaporator Fan Motor - 60Hz 120V

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PartSelect Number PS11749890
Manufacturer Part Number WPW10189703
Manufactured by Whirlpool
Product Description

Evaporator Fan Motor - 60Hz 120V Specifications

This is a 60 Hertz, 120-volt evaporator fan motor for your refrigerator. 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. The most common reason for needing to replace the motor is if the temperature in your freezer and fridge are inconsistent, or there is no air circulating at all. You will need a quarter inch nut driver and a pair of needle nose pliers for this repair. Note: This motor uses 2 brackets, which are sold separately.

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Troubleshooting
This part fixes the following symptoms:
Fridge too warm | Noisy | Freezer section too warm | Fridge and Freezer are too warm
This part works with the following products:
Refrigerator.
This part works with the following products:
Whirlpool, Kenmore, KitchenAid, Amana.
Part# WPW10189703 replaces these:
AP6016598, 10449505, 10449506, 2188848, 2197381, 2197443, 2201212, 2201213, 2201913, 2214986, 2219647, 2219660, 2221893, 2262070, 2319208, 4389146, 8170682, W10189703, W10208121, WPW10189703VP
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Geoff
February 22, 2018
My unit has started making a loud noise when it shuts off. It's hard to describe, it's like a "clunk' with a "rattle" and is pretty loud. The temperature in both fridge and freezer seem normal and everything is working as it should, it just has this loud noise. Any ideas?
For model number ER2CHMXPB04
Hello Geoff, thank you for your question. That issue is usually caused by the evaporator fan motor. I would suggest locating the motor, and watching the motor run until it shuts off to see if the noise is coming from there. If it is, the Evaporator Fan Motor - 60Hz 120V WPW10189703 would have to be replaced. I hope this helps!

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Jim
August 7, 2018
The freezer section works great but the ref does not get up to cold enough temp. Cool but not cold. The bottom vents in the freezer section were frozen so defrosted and cleared them but ref still doesn,t get cold enough. Do you think i need a new fan unit? Is any way to check fan? Thanks jim
For model number st14ckxsq00
Hello Jim, thank you for your question. You can remove the back panel in the freezer to see if the fan is turning. You may also want to check the temperature control part number PS11756369. If the back vent was frozen this could have caused the motor to not turn and burn out. I hope this helps!

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Lance
February 12, 2019
Theres a loud noise coming from my freezer and the fridge and freezer is not cooling as normal. Could this be the evaporator fan motor?
Hello Lance, Thank you for the question. In most cases if there is a loud noise coming from the freezer and it is not cooling normally, the evaporator fan motor will need to be replaced. Hope this helps, good luck with this repair!

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Craig
November 25, 2017
My refrigerator is 62 degrees in the frig part but the freezer is very cold and constantly runs and blows cold air and does not shut off. I did try to turn down the thermostat to the number 1 position but the freezer keeps running and the regular refrigerator is still at 62 degrees whether it is on the number 1 setting or coldest 5 setting. Any ideas? Thanks in advance
For model number RT14BKXSQ00
Hi Craig, Thank you for the question. This sounds like an issue with the thermostat,PartSelect Number PS11756369.This cold control thermostat helps maintains the proper temperature in the refrigerator. Hope this helps!

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FRED
January 11, 2018
Last week i noticed about half a glass of water on the top of left shelve. I cleaned it with towel and was repeated about 6 hours later. This continued about two days. I adjusted humidifiers to the medium and reset the refrigerator from 4 to 2 (weather in the area was very cold). Water spill was stopped for one week. This morning i noticed the water spill again. I changed refg. Setting to 3. I'm waiting to see if water will pour again from the top of refrigerator. Please tell me the cause of the problem and the solution. Thanks
For model number GR2SHTXKB02
Hi Fred, Thank you for your question. I would suggest you check your air diffuser between the fridge and the freezer at the back of your fridge. It sounds like the flap that closes them off from each other may be open too much. You may also want to check the evaporator drain pan in your freezer as well. Make sure there are no cracks or any damage that could be causing a leak. I hope that helps. Good luck with your repair.

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Shaun
August 29, 2017
I’m having the same problem as most the fridge is at 50-55 degrees and it set on the coolest setting. My freezer is at 20degreees and it’s set a level 2. One thing my fridge is doing, that nobody mentioned is that my freezer is dripping in the fridge. Not much about a cereal bowl a week. Would this be caused by the fan motor not working properly or another part.
For model number Et1ftkxkq06
Hi Shaun, Thank you for the question. Something else to check are the door gaskets. If there are any gaps or wear they could be letting warn air in and causing the inside to "sweat" and create the dripping. You can also test the thermostat with an multi meter to see if it tests defective, or the defrost timer. You can try to clean the blades of the evaporator fan as they can get build up over time causing it to slow down. You should be able to hear the fan running when you open the freezer door or listening for it at the back of the appliance. Good luck with the repair.

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Shirley
October 18, 2017
There is a layer of ice on the freezer floor and dipping water into the refrigerator shelves and drawers. Could this be a plugged drain from the freezer? Would a drain heater solve this problem? Thank you.
For model number RT21AKXKQ05
Hi Shirley, Thank you for your question. You model does not have a draining tube or tray for your freezer section. I imagine that you would need to check your thermostat to see if it is working correctly. It sounds like your freezer just is not staying cold enough. You could also check your run capacitor and your start relay as well. I hope that helps. Good luck with your repair.

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Steve
November 16, 2017
Cleaned coils, checked for blockage, (none) replaced thermostat. Freezer gets to 0* but fridge only gets to 42*. As soon as door is opened temp goes up. Left side of freezer door is very hot, i mean about 130* with temp gun. I'm thinking either condenser fan is defective or defroster timer is shot. Any ideas?
For model number 106.72202202
Hi Steve, Thank you for your inquiry. There are some parts that you will need to check to see which one is causing the issue. You will need to check the capacitor, the evaporator fan motor, the compressor relay and overload and the bi-metal defrost thermostat. I hope this helps. Thank you and have a great day!

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Geoff
February 22, 2018
So, for my earlier question about the noise my Whirlpool fridge is making you suggested it might be the evaporator motor, however, the noise seems to be coming from the bottom of the unit not up in the freezer area where the evap fan is located. Could it be the condenser fan/motor? Thanks!
For model number ER2CHMXPB04
Hi Geoff, Thank you for contacting us back. There is a condenser fan motor in that location of the refrigerator. This fan motor circulates the air through the refrigerator grille and cools the compressor and condenser coils. It also helps to evaporate extra water in the drain pan. It may be causing the noise you are hearing. You will need to inspect it to see if it is causing the noise. I hope this helps. Thank you and have a great day!

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Dennis
August 5, 2019
Refr. Box running 62degrees freezer very cold compressor running smoothly evap coil frosting over and evap fan not running. Removed fan did conductivity check and a resistance check on coil wires both indicate open anything else or any other tests i can run before replacing fan motor? Thanks
For model number 1T14DKXRQ00
Hi Dennis, thank you for your question. When you are having temperature problems in your fridge, there are a few parts that could cause the issue. You can use a multi meter to test most of the parts. Make sure you cut power to your appliance before doing any repairs or tests. First you should test your defrost thermostat. Place the thermostat in ice cold water for 2-3 minutes after removing it from your appliance. It should be reading 0 ohms to be working correctly. Another part to check would be your defrost heater. Remove it from the appliance. It should be reading anywhere between 0 - 50 ohms to be working. You could check your temperature sensor. To find the correct reading for this part you will have to refer to your tech sheet that comes with your appliance. You can usually find this tech sheet behind the bottom grille of your fridge on either the right or left side. These are the most common parts that cause this issue in your appliance. So it is suggested you check them first. I hope that helps. Good luck with your repair.

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Replacing your Whirlpool Refrigerator Evaporator Fan Motor - 60Hz 120V

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 Average Repair Rating: 3.9 / 5.0, 7 reviews. What's this?
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    Fridge was warm. No air circulating at all. Food was spoiling Fridge was just over 1 year old
    First I removed the two screws that secure the guard in bottom back of the freezer and removed it . Next I removed the two screws that secure the guard on the back wall of the freezer and removed it. There are three wires connected to the motor, I unplugged those and removed the two screws that secure the motor and removed it. I swapped the grommets, blade and support bracket from the old motor. I put it back together in reverse steps and its working great. My mother-in-law can,t stop thanking me ! I saved her at least $400 to buy a new fridge. Thank You, Brian Miner
    • Brian from Smock, PA
    • Difficulty Level:
      Easy
    • Total Repair Time:
      30 - 60 mins
    • Tools:
      Nutdriver, Screw drivers
    • Parts Used:
      WPW10189703
    103 of 115 people found this instruction helpful.
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    Evaporator Motor burned out
    Very pleased with the delivery time. Was able to repair the refrigerator before the beer got hot. Replacement was easy.
    Removed blower housing. Replaced motor. Put blower housing back in place.
    • Max from Waco, TX
    • Difficulty Level:
      Easy
    • Total Repair Time:
      Less than 15 mins
    • Tools:
      Nutdriver
    • Parts Used:
      WPW10189703
    29 of 34 people found this instruction helpful.
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    Evaporator motor burned out
    Unplugged the machine removed the bottom plate and back plate and ice maker.Removed 2 wires to motor and ground wire.Removed 2 mounting nuts for motor,installed new motor and used old fan blade for new motor .Reinstalled in reverse order plugged in and tested fine.
    • Yvonne from modesto, CA
    • Difficulty Level:
      Really Easy
    • Total Repair Time:
      15 - 30 mins
    • Tools:
      Pliers, Screw drivers
    • Parts Used:
      WPW10189703
    16 of 18 people found this instruction helpful.
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    Motor slowing down and speeding up off and on
    Unplugged the machine removed the bottom plate and back plate and ice maker.Removed 2 wires to motor and ground wire.Removed 2 mounting nuts for motor,installed new motor and used old fan blade for new motor .Reinstalled in reverse order plugged in and tested fine.
    • James from Aubrey, TX
    • Difficulty Level:
      Easy
    • Total Repair Time:
      15 - 30 mins
    • Tools:
      Nutdriver, Screw drivers
    • Parts Used:
      WPW10189703
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    Freezer not coolling properly. Lower temp. 2 degrees upper temp. 60 degrees.
    Take bottom racks and baskets out of freezer. Remove back sheet metal panel, 8 screws. Remove motor and bracket, 2 screws. Umplug wires on motor. Remove two more screws to take mounting bracket off motor. Install in reverse order. Simple job. Maybe 20 minutes. Besure to shut freezer off before startin work.
    • John from Blairsville, GA
    • Difficulty Level:
      Really Easy
    • Total Repair Time:
      15 - 30 mins
    • Tools:
      Nutdriver
    • Parts Used:
      WPW10189703
    8 of 10 people found this instruction helpful.
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    Refrigerator would not cool down. Evaporator fan inop.
    Unplug, then remove shelving and rear panel. Remove fan motor, swap wired and install new motor. Reinstall in reverse order. Plug back in and verify the fan is running. Easy and nothing special. Only thing I would caution is they use a foam runner to the refrigerator that may be iced up. Carefully clean the ice out before reinstalling everything. A follow up note. If the fan has not been running, Ice will build up in the drain tube. When you start up the refrigerator, you will see water dripping into the lower shelf. This is easy to fix. Unplug refrigerator and disassemble to where you can see the coils. There will be ice on the bottom covering the drain line hole. You will need to carefully chip away the ice, then use a hair dryer to melt the ice. Carefully use a pointed tool to push in the drain tube until the water drains. Go slow and be patient. Heat is your friend when doing this.
    • David from SHARPSBURG, GA
    • Difficulty Level:
      Really Easy
    • Total Repair Time:
      15 - 30 mins
    • Tools:
      Nutdriver, Screw drivers
    • Parts Used:
      WPW10189703
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    The old motor has built in wire harness. The new motor has connectors on it.
    Remove and clean out everything from the freezer and unplug the refrigerator. Take out the wire shelf in the freezer. (The fan motor is behind the back wall of the freezer, SO YOU CAN KEEP THE REFRIGERATOR CLOSED). Pop off the little cover on the center of the plastic shroud. Remove the little screw and carefully remove the plastic shroud. Remove the plastic cover for the optional ice maker on the upper left corner of the back wall. Take out the two screws in the upper corners on the back wall of the freezer and the last two screws holding the fan motor. The fan motor won't drop, remove the back wall and you will see two screws holding the motor mount. Remover those two screws, and pop the bracket out and separate.Take the two rubber motor mounts off the ends of the old motor and install them on the new motor. (Now you will have to cut the wires off the old motor), unplug the little wire harness, strip the ends and crimp on wire connectors to plug them onto your new motor. Its an AC motor so it shouldn't matter which hot goes on which of the two terminals. JUST MAKE SURE THE GROUND IS CORRECT! (After reinstalling the motor, plug in the refrigerator, turn it on before installing the shroud and make sure the fan is blowing outward. If all is correct, turn the refrigerator off, unplug and finish assembling the freezer. I found the new motor seems to run more efficiently than the old one.
    • Leo from EAGLE, WI
    • Difficulty Level:
      A Bit Difficult
    • Total Repair Time:
      30 - 60 mins
    • Tools:
      Nutdriver, Pliers, Screw drivers
    • Parts Used:
      WPW10189703
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