"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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hi, Lets do some simple things that you can do EZ.
1. Unplug keep doors closed.
2. Pull out fridge be careful of the water supply line for ice maker.
3. Remove the cardboard or metal back panel.
you will be able to access the fan and you will need to vac all the dirt and clean the fan blades with degreaser
Shoot WD 40 on fan shaft and rear of fan motor.
Vac and clean the cooling line grid on the back of fridge.
4. If it is still nosey defrost it unplug 12 hrs clean drip pan under fridge and M/T. Plug in and let it get cool. This will de-ice the crossovers.
a change in tone of the noise from a working unit indicates to me that a bit of dust/dirt has built up on the internal fans blades and has caused a imbalance in the fan now , this usually requires a complete disassembly and cleaning out to remedy
I would unplug the refer again. Pull it out away from the wall. Get a vacuum cleaner or if not available compressed air from an air compressor. The proceed to clean under and behind the refer. Dust and dirt build up on the coils, fan blades and every where else under a refer. If air cannot circulate around the coils, cold your refer will not become. As well as the fan having been running while the debris were building up on it. Wasn't causing an issue. When fan restarted , it somehow became unbalanced and is making that extra noise for you. A cleanup should take care of both issues for you.
Try using other brush attachments, as broken bearings in a brush attachment will cause noise. If these troubleshooting techniques do not work, you may need to service the engine.
Remove the filter and bag of the machine and make sure that they are not clogged or full of debris. Clean any filters according to the instructions for your model or replace the bag. Excessive debris will make the engine run noisily.
Inspect the hose of the vacuum and remove any large debris that may be clogging the inside of the tube. Large amounts of dust, as well as stones or other hard materials that bounce, may cause a loud noise in the engine.
Remove the housing that conceals the engine of your machine and inspect the fan for damage or clogging. Remove any dirt or debris that may hinder the movement of the fan. Inspect the fan for any damage such as bent or excessively sharp blades. Replace the fan blades as needed; contact your vacuum manufacturer if the fan is damaged. The replacement part will include instructions.
Tighten the fan with a ratchet if it is loose on the assembly. A loose fan will make a rattling sound as the motor revs.
Wipe dirt and dust from the frame of the engine. Large quantities of dirt or dust around the motor can cause it to overheat, which can cause vibration and loud noise.
Look for corrosion around the engine. If the engine is corroded, it must be replaced.
Grease the bearings of the engine if you hear a grinding noise from the vacuum. Greasing is often performed through ports in the engine, or by removing the bearings. However, the actual greasing method is model-specific. Consult your owner's manual or send the vacuum to a service professional for this service.
Inspect the inside of the vacuum cleaner for other worn parts or broken pieces. Worn or broken pieces can cause loud noises to occur. Remove the broken part and order new materials from the vacuum manufacturer or take the machine in for service.
Hope this information was helpful to you.
All the best.
Fan noises can be caused by wear or dirt. If they are worn the bearings might be gone or going and cause a squeel type of sound. That can only be fixed by replacing the fan. The fans are not expensive but the labout can be.
The usual problem is just caused by dust and dirt built up on the fan blades. The blades get out of balance and then rub or cause noises. If this is left long enough then it can cause bearing damage. If you catch it before then all it needs is a cleaning. You can do this by mechanically stopping the fan so it doesn;t spin and then blwoing compressed air to blow off the dust. The cpu fan and the powersupply fan both with clog up from dust and cause heat problems as well as the noise. Any of these fans are replaceable without buying major parts if needed. ie you don;t have to buy a new power supply, just open the power supply and put a new $5 fan in it. If the computer shop isn;t very good they will force you to buy the power supply instead of fixing the fan.
It's a bit hard to know what the cause is without being able to hear the fan but those are the two ways the fans have problems.
first clean and remove dust and debris from under unit and make sure fan is working properly--next check the fan in freezer section for icing ,damage ,blockage ,or failure repair or replace as necessary the fan supplies the fridge with cold air from freezer
If after freeing the fan blade it still will not turn, you have a bad fan motor. (almost certainly due to it being restricted.)
That will cetrtainly cause it not to cool properly.
If the fan will not turn after freeing it, it will need to be replaced. If it does turn properly, unplug the fridge for about an hour to let the compressor cool down. Make sure all the coils vents etc are free of dust and dirt. Plug it back in, and if the fan is still operating properly, you should be back down to temp in a few hours max.