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Kenmore Bottom Freezer

I have a Kenmore refrigerator model # 596.71274101. I need a compressor fan motor part # 10522105 but I am unsure of the connection on the parts that are online. My fan motor has a white plastic plug on the electrical connection that I must have on the new part. Does this part come with this connection or is it shipped with bare wire? I have seen it online but it always shows it with bare wire without the plug connection. My freezer is not getting as cold as it should be. I took a look at the condensor fan and it was not working while the unit was running. I touched it with my finger and it began to spin in my opinion slowly. I think this is the problem but the connection for the fan worry's me.

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Re: Kenmore Bottom Freezer

Djs...some service parts, as they are called do come without the connector. The good news is that you CAN do this. When you get your part, unplug your fridge from the outlet. Remove the plug from the fridge harness and remove the old motor. Verify that the mounting holes or brackets will fit. If so, cut the wires about 2 inches from the end of the plug. Strip them and twist them each together tightly with a motor wire. It is unimportant which of the two motor wires goes to which plug wire unless there are more than two wires...which I doubt. Push the pigtail over the length of one of the wires and tape securely, stretching the tape. When you restart your unit, have a look at the compressor. The large pipe should frost over, then clear after about 5 minutes to ice, dry or wet. If it stays means low gas which can cause cooling issues. Clean the condenser while you're at it. You should be fine.

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