Question about Kenmore 73502 / 73504 / 73509 Bottom Freezer Refrigerator

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Evaparator motor access

Catriver, What is the best way to access the motor? I have the same problem and was wondering if I do through the freezer or through the back side? Thanks.

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  • todd nason Dec 18, 2006

    My model is 596.7727290. The part number you list is different that shows up on the Sears website. Are we on the same website?

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Yosh, you are going to get it from the inside of the freezer. Lift the whole door off to get it out of the way. Remove the ice-maker if there is one by removing the quarter inch screws holding it in. Unplug the harness. The vent grill has two clips toward the top side that push inward and it pulls off. Remove the quarter inch screws holding the back panel in place. Remove the thermistor cover on the right by pushing in on the tab and remove the thermistor from the cover (slides out). Now you can remove the back panel. The motor is held in with a plastic mount that will push in and release from the bottom. Pull the fan off first. Careful of the sharp evaporator fins, easy to cut yourself. It's ok to bend them a little just straighten them out when finished. Take your time and observe...this is not a hard job...Catriver..post back...This is for model starting in 596.

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    Ron Marek Dec 18, 2006

    Im not really sure what post you were looking at. The instructions I gave should be accurate. Your part number for the evap fan motor is 10513801 which switches to 10513803. Check it out herehttp://www.repairclinic.com/0080.asp Catriver.

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