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"Hi, I own a Kenmore 363.50222000. My husband broke the fan blade when cleaning the dust/dirt under the fridge causing a load noise. Can we replace the fan blade ourselves? Is it a simple DIY?

None. Want to know if it's a simple fix before we buy the part. Basically, my husband want to know if he can replace the fan blade by itself or is it connected to the motor so that we have to replace the whole thing (motor & fan blade). Thank you.

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Have a look at the centre of the fan but on the reverse side where the motors shaft goes into the centre of the fan for a screw or tightening clip or sir clip if there is one then its pretty simple but sometime the fan is machine pressed which means you will have to take it to an engineering place to have it pressed out hope you come right

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