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Evaporator fan not working!!

I have a Kenmore refrigerator, mod 253.51392104. The evaporator fan is not working. I changed the motor but still not working. The power at the terminals is only 12 volts.

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  • pepoperdomo Jul 30, 2010

    THE FAN ON THIS MODEL IS 115 VOLTS.

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The fan on this model is only 12 volts. Make sure that is what your replacement is rated.

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    Robert Moller Jul 30, 2010

    My bad. Forgot my glasses. Senior moment

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    Robert Moller Jul 30, 2010

    Possible bad board

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Hi and welcome to FixYa, I am Kelly. You have most likely found the problem being the evaporator fan is turning slowly. Most of the time if there is a voltage problem with and evaporator fan they just do not turn at all. I suspect that the fan bearings are dry and the armature is not turing full speed.

Sometimes you can lubricate the motor with a parrifin based oil and revive them. Most of the time on the white motors lubrication does not work as you can only lubricate one of 2 bearings due to the motor design.

Your evaporator fan motor is here: Detailed view
http://www.searspartsdirect.com/partsdirect/part-number/Kenmore-elite-Parts/Refrigerator-Parts/12002744/0046/464/Model-59675522400/0583/0161000?keySuffixId=NA&productTypeId=0161000&searchModelNumber=59675522400&subCompDesc=Evaporator%20area%20&%20rollers&brandDesc=KENMORE%20ELITE&modelDesc=KENMORE-REFRIGERATOR&blt=11

Component location view: (item 18)
http://www.searspartsdirect.com/partsdirect/part-model/Kenmore-elite-Parts/Refrigerator-Parts/Model-59675522400/0583/0161000/M0705003/00010?blt=06&prst=&shdMod=

All other parts:
http://www.searspartsdirect.com/partsdirect/part-model/Kenmore-elite-Parts/Refrigerator-Parts/Model-59675522400/0583/0161000?pathTaken=

The Evvaporator fan motor voltage should be 120 VAC across the 2 fan motor wires.

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Kenmore refrigerator model # 596.75522400 bottom frizer. Frizer works ok but refrigeratot does no get cold.


If the freezer is cold, it is probably the evaporator fan motor or the damper. The damper is the easiest to check.

Inside the refrigerator compartment, top, center, back is a small plastic grill that snaps out of a larger plastic housing. Tug gently from the bottom edge. You should see a small damper door. If it is closed, push it open. If you feel a flow of air, the fan motor is good and the problem probably has something to do with the damper not opening. If you do not feel the flow of air, it is probably the evaporator fan motor.

If it is likely the damper, you can prop it open to get the refrigerator compartment cold again until you can solve the damper problem. I have not had to solve this problem yet, so good luck.

I've had problems with evaporator motors in every Kenmore appliance I've owned. So, it is probably the evaporator fan motor. The motor is just above the evaporator coils inside the freezer compartment.
Lift out the baskets and lift off the drawer front. Remove the drawer slide mechanism buy depressing a single plastic clip on each side as you pull the slide forward.

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hi! you mean there is ice on the part of evaporator or some in other part? its normally cool your refrigerator inside part.If ice is present your fan have insufficient air neede to frost free your evaporator its not the same with the origina you replace,beside your thermostat is not working have check this one.

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if the evaporator is clogged with ice, then you have a defrost problem.
check the defrost heater and the bi-metal .

to answer your question what controls the fan then it is the module that controls the fan.

you said you have diagnostic to test the damper then there should be a procedure also to test the evaporator fan motor.

why don't you try it..

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Unplug the wires from the motor and check the voltage differential cross the two wires. If you have 120 Volts or in that area the motor should run. Try moving the fan shaft up and down. If you have any play in this the motor bearing are bad. Replace the motor.

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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.

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