Electrical wiring help for an Evap Fan Assembly P/N 12442204
The evap fan motor assembly fits inside the bottom freezer p/n 12442204 or 12013209Q. The problem is, it has two green wires, one white wire and one red wire and only three clips extending from the fan motor. Two are side by side and one is on the bottom for the ground.
Thank you for your assistance. T.
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Heya, Normally the fan motors are 12v. That means they are not polarity sensitive. You would have to green wires- your earth, then you would have a red and white your active in and active out, as normally these are wired in series. I could be wrong but I have done thousand of 12v evap fan motors and have never has a problem, the clips how ever I cant help with. Btw make sure the fan motor is not 120v/240v before wiring, if it is get a licensed electrician to do it
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You have two fans and one damper door assemly on this refrigerator model. You have a freezer fan that you should hear turn on. With the refrigerator fan, which is located inside upper duct assemly, it should not turn on until you hold the door switch closed. You should also feel air coming out the top duct assembly vent when you hold the swith down. So, in a nutshell, listen for the small fan to turn on inside the refrigerator top duct assembly, feel for airflow, and listen for the freezer evap fan to turn on. There can be many issues, the damper door breaks on these models, the controls boards go out all the time resulting in no fan, the evap fan shorts out sometimes and takes the control board with it. :-> Sorry to overload you but I hope this sheds some light.
Check the BLUE wire from the temp control to the ORANGE wire of the defrost timer for continuity. That is the complete fan circuit. You should read the resistance of the Evap fan motor. If you do not read resistance suspect the pins of the evap fan motor connector or... the Unbilical harness from near the evap to the icemaker and the evap fan. The connector pins of the Evap fan motor connector (Freezer connector) are notorious for failing.
can you hear the evaporator fan motor running in the freezer? this fan motor pushes the cold air from the freezer to the food section to keep it cold. you may have to replace the evap. fan motor. also, check for any kind of ice build up around the evap fan motor.
Is there anything obstructing the fan area, ice build up ? It is normal for your freezer to get warm if evap fan is not working, it is essential for it to work :) A defrost cycle should kick on a timer or as needed (adaptive) and there should not be excessive frost buildup that it blocks your evap fan. I would have suggested you unplug your refrigerator for about 10 minutes and see if that resets your control board - if not, then you will need service - either replacing motor assembly or a faulty control board.
I suggest you unplug the frige and clean the blades of the fan of any dirt. If the fan is mounted with bolts through rubber gromets or washers take a caulk gun with 100% silicone and shoot silicone into these gromets or washers filling any voids between the bolts and rubber. Allow enough time to dry and see if this helps. please rate me
On my Kenmore bottom freezer, the evaporator fan motor is located behind a grill in the top center of the freezer compartment. Remove drawers and door. Pop off the grill by pushing on the tab in the center of the grill and then dislodging one side. If you see the fan and confirm it isn't working, then you will have to remove the icemaker. Disconnect the plug at the rear of the icemaker by pressing on both sides of the plug and pulling. Then remove the three screws holding the icemaker and remove the icemaker (it will probably have water in it, not ice). Push the icemaker female plug through the back panel. Remove the temp sensor cover on the upper right side of the panel. Careful. You need to pop the cover loose, then slide the cover off the sensor. Now remove the four screws holding the back panel and remove it. Try not to let the panel hit the evaporator fins, which are directly behind the panel. Also, you'll have to be careful to work the temp sensor up over the top of the panel. You have clear access to the evap fan now. Unsnap the temp sensor from the tubing on the right. Disconnect the evap fan wiring (left side) and another connector on the right. Remove two screws, and you have the evap fan assembly in your hand. Pull the fan blade off the motor shaft (friction fit) and loosen the motor retaining clip. Voila! You have the old motor in your hand. Good luck. KentC