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Noise in my refrigerator

I have a hotpoint refridgerator, the evaporator fan in the freezer is whinning and surging, I was told that is the mother board on the back of the unit that is causing the problem, if this is try how can that cause the noise, is it because the motor is not getting enough electricity. Thanks

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  • bnr040 Dec 10, 2007

    I Have the same problem as Ronald's. I was told to replace the evaporator motor behind the back wall of the freezer. I am going to try this repair myself because you can buy the part for about $25.00 at Any help as to how to get the back wall off would really help me.

  • militarywife Feb 12, 2008

    We have been listening to this same noise so long that it is finally driving us crazy! I just wrote down the model number off my fridge and sure enough, it is the very same one. We bought this fridge in March '06 brand new from H. Depot. At first I noticed that it sounded like there was a cricket behind it and then it started having this fan noise. We thought it was ice build up on the fan blades, but after reading the description of Ronald's problem, it has to the same thing. I think Hotpoint should recall the product, but that won't happen. We'll try to replace the evaporator fan motor. Thank you!



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If I order through repairclinic, what exactly is the p/n for the evaporator motor for this particular Hotpoint model?

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I replaced the evaporator motor in the freezer, that fixed the problem! part you can order at
Takes about 25min this job.

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Replace the evaporator fan motor that will solve the problem

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I believe you will trace this noise back to the evaporator fan motor inside the freezer making the noise. If you agree that the noise is coming from the evaporator fan motor inside the freezer it is not the motor that is responsible. Your model has a Main Mother Board on the outside rear wall of the freezer down low (about 10 screws hold square cover on over board). The Main Board is causing your noisy evaporator fan motor. Use caution when handling any electronic circuit board. Follow antistatic cautions. Static electricity in your body can damage these valuable circuit boards.

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