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Cannot remove fan from motor

Have new motor but cannot seperate the fan from the old motor. how do you remove the fan from the motor?

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  • Ken Bledsoe May 11, 2010

    Is this the outside fan that sits beside the compressor or the one inside the freezer?

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If you have (visegrips) use one on the shaft, and one on the fan shaft, use a little penetrating oil on the shaft, move both part in opposite directions, this should loosen up the fan from the shaft, it might take a while and sometimes it is not an easy task ! Please do not try to beat the shaft out, as this will mushroom the shaft and you will never get the fan off, another alternative is to buy a new fan blade, hope that helped

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How To Replace the Condenser Fan The condenser fan is located behind the refrigerator. It may be necessary to remove an access panel to reach it.
If the fan blade is damaged, it can be removed from the fan motor and replaced separately.
Caution:Please read our safety information before attempting any testing or repairs.
cautiontri.gif Before replacing the condenser fan, unplug the refrigerator to avoid an electrical shock hazard.

The fan motor is held in place with screws and possibly a mounting bracket. Remove the bracket and the screws and pull the motor back away from the housing.
The fan motor is connected by two or three wires. Label the wire placement on the motor before disconnecting the wires. The wires are connected to the terminals with slip-on connectors or a plug. Firmly pull the connectors off of the terminals (do not pull on the wire). You may need to use a pair of needle-nose pliers to remove the connectors. Inspect the connectors and the terminals for corrosion. If the connectors are corroded they should be replaced.


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If fridge repair because it is noisy, turning off and on, or running all the time, it could be a sign the condenser fan motor is going bad. Thankfully, this type of repair is not as complicated as some may think. You can check the condenser fan motor yourself and replace it if necessary.

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Step 1 - Disconnect the Power

Turn off the power to the refrigerator to prevent electric shock.

Step 2 - Remove the Condenser Fan Motor

The condenser fan motor is located on the bottom of the fridge, most likely toward the back. Heat from inside the fridge is released into the air here. A panel will probably need to be removed to access the motor. Depending on the screw, a screwdriver or nut driver will be required to remove the panel. Find the condenser fan and motor. You can quickly check the fan's operation by seeing if anything is obstructing its rotation. Manually move the fan blades to see if they spin freely. If they do not, you may need to replace the fan. Continue removing the condenser fan motor by taking out the screws that affix it to the mounting bracket.

Step 3 - Test the Condenser Motor

Your condenser fan motor will most likely have 3 wires attached. Some models have just 2. Note which wires are connected from the fan to the motor. Use needle-nose pliers to remove the wire connectors from the motor. Be careful not to damage the wires. After the connectors are removed, use the multitester to check the resistance or passage of electrical current. Set your multitester to ohms.

If the condenser motor has 3 terminals, only the outside terminals need to be checked. The inside one is a ground terminal. Check the terminals by using the multitester probes, touching one probe to one terminal and the other probe to the other terminal. The reading should fall between 0 and infinity. If you reading falls on either 0 or infinity, then the condenser motor is bad and will need to be replaced.

Step 4 - Replacing the Condenser Motor

Condenser fan motors can be ordered from the refrigerator's manufacturer. Once you receive the new motor, check it with your multimeter the same way as the old motor. This will make sure the new motor is in working condition. Attach the wire connectors to the new motor in the identical locations as the old one. You can refer to the new motor's wiring diagram (most likely included with it) if assistance is needed. Now install the new motor under the fridge. Attach it to the mounting bracket using the same screws as before.

Step 5 - Testing the New Motor and Keeping it Efficient

With the new motor connected and attached, turn the power back on. The unit should operate correctly. If it does not come on, check the wiring. Dust and dirt can plug a condenser and affect the fan's ability to discharge heat. Cleaning them several times a year will help the fridge run efficiently.
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Your symptoms scream "failed condenser fan motor!". This old unit is definitely worth the repair (one of the last of the great GE's). Here's the thing, the fan motor for your fridge calls for a #WR60X187 and this one runs about $110.00! There IS another option... part #WX4X988 (and this one costs about $40.00). They are BOTH manufactured by GE and they BOTH have the same RPM. The only difference between the 2 motors is how they hook up electrically.

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By the way, I failed to mention where the motor is located. Clean off all the stuff from on top of the fridge, then roll it out into the kitchen. Now get behind it and remove that cardboard cover there at the bottom. I think your condenser fan motor is on the left side. (hint---> it's the thing with the 6" fan blade mounted to it). When you get to this point, you'll see that the fan is either not spinning or is spinning slowly... either way, ya gotta replace it.

There are only 3 screws mounting the motor to the bracket. Remove those and pull the motor. Remove the fan blade from the old motor and put it on the new one. Then just mount the new motor to the bracket and button everything back up!

(TIP! ---> While you're doing this repair, you should take this opportunity to vacuum all the dust outta the compartment back there.)

If you have any questions just write back.

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