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How do I replace a Evaporator Fan in an Upright Freezer?

The evaporator assembly has a fan on it. The air is moved across the fins and through the cabinet for cooling. When the fan breaks the freezer won't work. The fan should be replaced if it doesn't work.

Follow these steps to fix your issue:

  1. Disconnect the electrical power.

    Shut off the circuit breaker for the freezer and unplug it. If you want to keep the food fresh, move it to a cooler. Most frozen foods will not be affected by the 45 minutes without power in the freezer.

  2. Remove the evaporator cover.

    The shelves and drawers need to be removed from the freezer. The back of the freezer has an evaporator cover. Pull the cover out of the freezer.

  3. Remove the evaporator fan.

    Unplug the fan wires. The bolts holding the fan in the brackets need to be removed. The fan needs to be removed from the freezer.

  4. Install the new evaporator fan.

    The fan blade has a spring retainer on it. Remove the fan blade from the old fan and put it on the new one. Remove the mounting bolts and position the new fan. The wires need to be plugged into the wire harness.

  5. Reinstall the evaporator cover.

    Go to the back wall and position the cover. The cover gasket should be reinstalled. The freezer cabinet has drawers and shelves inside.

  6. Restore electrical power.

    You can restore power by plugging in the freezer or the house circuit breaker.

Time required: 45 minutes.

You would need the following tools: Phillips screwdriver, work gloves.

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