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Evaporator Fan Motor - 120V 60Hz

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PartSelect Number PS557957
Manufacturer Part Number 4389144
Manufactured by Whirlpool
Product Description

Evaporator Fan Motor - 120V 60Hz Specifications

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.

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Troubleshooting
This part fixes the following symptoms:
Noisy | Fridge too warm | 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, Roper.
Part# 4389144 replaces these:
AP3137520, 921541, 4389144, 2149299, 2162404, 2188303, 4389144, 4389144VP, W10131845, W10312647
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    Barbara
    September 27, 2017
    My drain pan is filling and overflowing on the floor. Will replacing this part fix the problem? Is this what causes the water to evaporate during defrost cycle?
    For model number GS6SHA
    Hi Barbara, Thank you for your inquiry. If your drip pan is overflowing, this may be caused by excessive humidity or there is not enough heat exchange from the compressor. The heat from the compressor is what evaporates the water in the drip pan. There may also be an issue with the a clogged or frozen drain line or a condenser fan issue. You may also have to check the defrost timer as well. I hope this helps. Thank you and have a great day!

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    Robert
    October 25, 2017
    Freezer is cold but refrigerator is warm and water is collecting under the vegetable/meat bin. What part would I need to solve the problem?
    For model number ED2GHEXNQO1
    Hi Robert, Thank you for the question. The first thing to check would be the fan at the back of the freezer. If this fan is not running the air would not circulate properly. If the fan is running you can check the rubber gasket around the door. Make sure there are no gaps or defects. If it is letting warm air in it can effect the temperature and cause sweating inside the appliance. If the coils have a ice build up or frost, you may need to replace the Bi-Metal Defrost Thermostat. If there is no frost build up I suggest testing the Thermostat Assembly. It is also a good idea to check the Air Diffuser Assembly to make sure it is opening and closing, letting cold air from the freezer over to the Fresh Food section. Hope this helps!

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    John
    March 25, 2019
    I have a kenmore coldspot 106.57282791. Noticed today that fridge was only cool, not cold.The freezer was at 17f, fridge at 46f. (sigh) could hear the fan come on when freezer door was left open for a minute (while checking things out). shifted control to direct most cold to fridge, and temperature control dial was set on 4 (6 is Max cold). on the fridge side, a small amount of cold air is coming through the diffuser. checked temperature a while later, fridge now up to 50f (guess i'm throwing a lot of stuff out). turned controls to direct Max cold to fridge, and set to coldest. checked about 5 hours later (just now), and fridge temp down to 30c. i've the balance to be even between freezer and fridge for now and see what happens. from those details, any idea if i'm looking at an evaporator fan/motor, diffuser, or other problem?
    For model number 106.57282791
    Hello John, thank you for inquiring. For this symptom, there are a few parts that may provide a fix. You may want to try replacing the Thermostat Assembly part PS11739232; the Defrost Timer part PS11723171; or the Bi-Metal Defrost Thermostat part PS11750673. We hope this helps.

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    Dan
    May 13, 2019
    Ref works than stops. Turn temp off or pull plug reset works for afew days shuts off. Sounds like the thermostat is bad or defrost timer. What parts do you suggest i get first
    For model number gd25dfxfw01
    Hello Dan, thank you for inquiring. For this symptom you will want to replace either the Thermostat Assembly part PS11739232, the Start Relay part PS11770133, or the Evaporator Fan Motor part PS557957. We hope this helps.

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    Lee
    November 22, 2017
    Compressor not getting any power
    For model number KSRS22QAAL10
    Hi Lee, Thank you for the question.If there is no power going to the compressor, I suggest checking the outlet the appliance is plugged into. You can also check the wiring to make sure nothing has come lose or is defective.If the compressor is getting power but not coming on, I suggest testing the Capacitor, Part Number: PS11757023 and the Overload Part Number: PS392659, with a Multi Meter to see if they are defective. Hope this helps!

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    Rick St. Charles
    April 4, 2018
    Fridge emits a loud buzzing which seems to be coming from the evaporator cover vibrating. When the cover is removed and the evaporator fan motor is on, the noise disappears. Have tried putting weatherstripping on the inside edges of the cover, but that didn't help. Thank you for your help. ~rick
    For model number KSRB22QGSS00
    Hi Rick, Thank you for your question. If the noise is coming from the cover when the motor is on, the cover may not be secure or it is possible that the fan blade may intercepting the cover. You will need to inspect the parts to see which ones are causing the issue. I hope this helps. Thank you and have a great day!

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

      Customer Repair Stories
       Average Repair Rating: 3.9 / 5.0, 19 reviews. What's this?
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      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.
      • Antoni from vail, AZ
      • Difficulty Level:
        Really Easy
      • Total Repair Time:
        Less than 15 mins
      • Tools:
        Pliers, Screw drivers
      • Parts Used:
        4389144
      91 of 97 people found this instruction helpful.
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      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.
      • Jon from Houston, TX
      • Difficulty Level:
        Easy
      • Total Repair Time:
        15 - 30 mins
      • Tools:
        Pliers, Screw drivers
      • Parts Used:
        4389144
      40 of 42 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
      • Tracy from Coppers City Bottom, WV
      • Difficulty Level:
        Easy
      • Total Repair Time:
        15 - 30 mins
      • Tools:
        Screw drivers
      • Parts Used:
        4389144, WP2169142
      22 of 24 people found this instruction helpful.
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      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
      • Walter from Cairo, GA
      • Difficulty Level:
        Easy
      • Total Repair Time:
        Less than 15 mins
      • Tools:
        Screw drivers
      • Parts Used:
        4389144, WP2176759
      21 of 26 people found this instruction helpful.
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      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.
      • Leandro from Baldwin Park, CA
      • Difficulty Level:
        Easy
      • Total Repair Time:
        Less than 15 mins
      • Tools:
        Screw drivers
      • Parts Used:
        4389144
      13 of 15 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)
      • Herman from Cottonwood, AZ
      • Difficulty Level:
        Easy
      • Total Repair Time:
        30 - 60 mins
      • Tools:
        Pliers, Screw drivers
      • Parts Used:
        4389144, WP2169142
      13 of 17 people found this instruction helpful.
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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.
      • Robert from Surprise, AZ
      • Difficulty Level:
        Really Easy
      • Total Repair Time:
        15 - 30 mins
      • Tools:
        Screw drivers
      • Parts Used:
        4389144, WP2169142
      13 of 20 people found this instruction helpful.
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      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.
      • Jim from Au Sable Forks, NY
      • Difficulty Level:
        A Bit Difficult
      • Total Repair Time:
        15 - 30 mins
      • Tools:
        Nutdriver
      • Parts Used:
        4389144
      10 of 12 people found this instruction helpful.
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      Motor intermittently not working.. Warm Frig.
      Very easy. Take panel off and replace motor.. All wires matched fine. Easiest applance repair I've done..
      • Joseph from Gurnee, IL
      • Difficulty Level:
        Really Easy
      • Total Repair Time:
        30 - 60 mins
      • Tools:
        Screw drivers
      • Parts Used:
        4389144
      8 of 9 people found this instruction helpful.
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      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
      • Harry from Mountain Iron, MN
      • Difficulty Level:
        Easy
      • Total Repair Time:
        15 - 30 mins
      • Tools:
        Nutdriver, Screw drivers
      • Parts Used:
        4389144, WP2176759
      5 of 6 people found this instruction helpful.
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