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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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 frosty...it means low gas which can cause cooling issues. Clean the condenser while you're at it. You should be fine.
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With that amount of info it would be hard to try to pinpoint it. Here's a list of items that can cause a refrigerator to not cool.
Items that will cause a refrigerator not to cool..... 1. Defective thermostat 2. Defective freezer fan motor 3. Defective defrost timer 4. Defective defrost thermostat 5. Defective defrost main heater. 6. Defective condenser fan motor 6. Defective compressor overload protector 7. Defective compressor start relay 8. Defective compressor start/run capacitor (some models only) 9. Defective compressor 10. Restriction in refrigeration sealed system 11. Loss of refrigerant (leak) 12. Excessively dirty condenser 13. Broken wires, bad wire harness connectors, ect. 14. Defective fan motor switch (some models only)
As you can see it could be one of many,many items. If your handy with a meter you might want to start at the bottom back of the machine where the compressor is located.
Sounds as if it is not running, or running without refrigerant in the system.
Also, if it has a cooling fan motor in that area, make sure it runs, since all fan motors are wired to run at the same time.
In the Freezer or Fridge compartment, there is the Evaporator Fan (& Motor) If the freezer is cold, the Evaporator fan motor most likely went bad. Check to see that when the compressor is running, so should be the fan motor. If not, you have to remove it & replace it. It is not an expensive repair unless you call for service on it. Make sure that you unplug the fridge when you replace the fan motor.
Hi. Make sure all your fans are working. When checking fans, open the door and push the light button in. Some models the fan stops or dampers close when the doors are opened. Put your hand in front of the vent and see if you feel air. Do the same in the refrigerator and freezer. If you feel air from both, check and see of the compressor is running. There is a fan next to the compressor and should be running when the compressor is running. You have a motherboard behind a cover on the back of your refrigerator that controls all of these functions. It could be defective. Motherboard failure is common as well as compressor and evaporator motor failure. Fan Motor failure is common for refrigerators in storage for a long period of time. The motors are weak and can't start. This goes for all new refrigerators. I sell refrigerator items on Ebay as username, themackshack. Good Luck, Mack
Yes if you dont hear the evap fan wprking remove rear panel in freezer let me know what you see. Is coil iced over? Is fan running? Is the motor warm? Attempt to spin the blade gently to see if the motor is bound. You can oil these.
First we need to see if the compressor is running. Pull the fridge out take off the lower panel on the back and see if you can hear it running. Also, need to know if freezer fan and fan by compressor is running. Check for thick frost build up on back panel in freezer. Let me know what you find.