I advice you check the fan if it is not occupy by dust or dirt, it it is, vacuum the fan with air blower to see if it will fix the problem, because if the fan on your refrigerator is not rotating or working your refrigerator cannot be cold.
If the fan is not dirty, or perhaps after you vacuum the fan with a blower, the problem still persist, it means you will need to replace the fan on your refrigerator, to replace the fan, follow the procedure below. Turn off the power to the appliance by unplugging the
refrigerator from the wall
. Open the freezer door and take all the
food out. Remove the freezer shelf.
- Remove the back panel of the freezer compartment.
You may have to remove one of the freezer shelf supports on the side to
get the panel out.
- One of my screws was
corroded in place. When I tried to remove it, the head started to
strip. I used an electric drill and a large twist bit to drill the head
off that one. Hopefully, you won't have to do this. If you do, be very
careful not to drill through the back plate, or you might drill a hole
in the evaporator. Then you will have trouble you probably can't fix.
- 4Remove the plastic
housing covering the fan. Mine had 4 small hex screws holding it in
place. Once this is done you can see the evaporator fan. Mine had two
screws holding it in place and three wires hooked to the fan. Make a
note of the position of the wires.
- 5Carefully grasp the wire
connectors and wiggle them off. Don't pull on the wires themselves,
only on the connectors.
- 6There is a little metal
box that the fan sits in that will come out when you remove the fan.
- 7Get the new fan motor
out of the box. The fan blade is not attached. Get the new plastic
fan and remove the bronze-colored metal clip on the fan's hub. Carefully
press the fan onto the fan motor shaft. About 1/8" of shaft should
protrude from the front of the hub. Use the needle nosed pliers to
spread the metal clip apart, and slip it on the hub. Push the metal clip
down into place with the flat screwdriver. The front of the clip should
be approximately flush with the front of the hub.
- 8If you have a steel
freezer interior you will use the grommets, screws, and bushings to
reattach the new fan. The mounting holes in the new fan are much
larger than the holes in the original fan. If your freezer has a plastic
interior, you may not need these parts.
- 9Position the electrical
lugs on the fan so that they will be in the best position to receive the
wires when you reinstall it. In my case this meant rotating the
ground wire lug (green wire) to make the wire fit better. There was
almost no slack in my wires.
- 10Use the screws that
came with the fan to position it and just hold it in place. Don't
screw it down yet. Next connect the wires in the same way they were
connected before, Now screw the fan down tight, but be careful not to
strip out the plastic screw mounts.
- 11Rotate the fan by hand
and check for noise. If the fan blades are hitting something, you
will have to reposition a part. Once it sounds good, turn the power back
on for a minute and make sure the fan operates quietly. Don't touch
anything inside the refrigerator at this point.
- 12Once again, unplug or disconnect the power, then reinstall
the plastic fan housing and the freezer back plate. Put the shelf
back in and you're done!