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How do I replace a Evaporator Fan Motor in a Side-By-Side Refrigerator?

Follow these steps to fix your issue:

  1. Disconnect the electrical power

    Plug the refrigerator into the wall outlet. Shut off the circuit breaker for the refrigerator if the outlet is hard to get to. Food can be removed from the freezer and refrigerator. If you find ice in the fridge, it's a good idea to put it out in advance.

  2. Remove baskets and shelves

    Baskets and shelves must be removed from the freezer. The right wall of the freezer compartment has shelf supports that need to be removed.

  3. Remove the back panel

    Remove the screws from the panel with a nut driver. Pull the right side of the panel.

  4. Remove the fan motor

    The fan assembly needs to be secured with a mounting clip. The wire harness should be disconnected before you detach the fan blade. The fan needs to be pulled out of the house.

  5. Install the new fan assembly

    The wire harness needs to be pushed into the new fan. The fan motor needs to be put into the housing. The fan blade needs to be pushed onto the fan motor shaft. The clip should be replaced.

  6. Reinstall the back panel

    Attach the screw holes to the panel. Attach the mounting screws.

  7. Reinstall the shelf supports

    Put the shelf rails on the right side of the freezer wall. Turn the screws until they stop and then snug them up with a final twist to make sure they don't crack the freezer liner.

  8. Restore the electrical power

    The baskets and shelves should be reinstalled. If you want to restore electrical power, plug the cord in the wall outlet or reset the circuit breaker.

Time required:

60 minutes.

You would need the following tools:

1/4-inch nut driver, phillips screwdriver, work gloves.

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