Tip & How-To about Refrigerators

Refrigerator Not Getting Cold Hello, If your freezer is keeping your food frozen but not keeping the fridge side cold then more then likely you are experiencing a problem with your evaporator fan. If you hear the compressor running then the evaporator fan should also be running. In your freezer section you should hear the sound of a fan running or feel the air coming out of the vents/louvers. No mater what kind of Refrigerator you have all of them have evaporator fans. These fans are always located in the freezer compartment. You will need a ΒΌ inch nut driver or socket, a 5/16 nut driver of socket and a Phillips screw driver. Some of the time you will need a hair dryer or heating source to defrost the evaporator coil. If you have an ice maker you may need to take it out of the unit and turn off the water supply in order to get to the fan. You will also want to unplug the unit. Here are the steps to changing the Evaporator Fan: 1. Unplug the unit 2. Remove all material from the freezer (French freezers you must remove the drawer units) 3. Remove the rear cover or top cover on French freezers Locate the fan 4. Remove the wires (the only wire that need to be put back in the same place is the Ground the other two can go on either terminal) and fan with bracket (usually two screws in the wall casing) 5. Remove the Fan blade (The blade is reusable) 6. Remove the fan motor from the bracket 7. Go to your local hardware store and pick up a new fan motor 8. If coil is frozen (covered in ice use a hair dryer or other heat source to defrost) 9. Reinstall in reverse Note: If when you reinstall the fan it does not turn the proper direction (blowing air outward then you need to change the direction). There are to screws that hold the shaft in place you will nee to remove the screws and flip the shaft to the other side this will change the direction of the fan spin. If after following this tip the fridge is still not getting cold please post to FixYa.com that you checked the fan and the fridge side is still not getting cold and we will be happy to assist you in your endeavor. As stated this is the most common problem. Thank you for choosing FixYa.com Justinbur167

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