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Warm refrigerator When I checked the fan I saw that the blade was not connected to the fan motor. The blade is plastic and just slipped back on. There wasn't anything on the rod to hold the blade in place. Is this the way the fan was made. Thanks,

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  • bdtchr Jul 14, 2008

    Thanks I will check it often now and start looking for the blade...Thanks, Susan



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Yes, the plastic fan blade is only held on by the pressure of the plastic on the metal shaft. if the plastic hole is worn and the fan doesn't fit tight, then you may want to replace the plastic fan.

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The model# you listed does not come up for me. I think maybe you are off somewhere on it?

The closest model I could come up with is PDS18LBMBB which is a bottom freezer with the evaporator fan,evaporator,defrost heater and drain in between the fridge and freezer. A lot of people misdiagnose this as a bad fan motor when actually it is found that the drain is clogged allowing the water to back up,freeze and stall the fan blade.

Another issue I find is that the blade becomes loose on the shaft and slips back jamming. In most cases, the blade is now nla or "no longer available".

Back to your question.. If this is it then you need to remove all the shelves to gain easy access to the floor of the fridge section. Remove the screws and sometimes you have to pry the plastic floor from one side to remove it (A tip is to leave the door open for about 10 minutes letting the plastic warm up a bit so it is less apt to break when bending). Once removed,you will be able to get to the fan motor. Check for any ice that could be blocking it and if you have any other questions then please post the proper model# (take a pic and post since an I can look like a 1 or an L sometimes)

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How To Replace the Condenser Fan The condenser fan is located behind the refrigerator. It may be necessary to remove an access panel to reach it.
If the fan blade is damaged, it can be removed from the fan motor and replaced separately.
Caution:Please read our safety information before attempting any testing or repairs.
cautiontri.gif Before replacing the condenser fan, unplug the refrigerator to avoid an electrical shock hazard.

The fan motor is held in place with screws and possibly a mounting bracket. Remove the bracket and the screws and pull the motor back away from the housing.
The fan motor is connected by two or three wires. Label the wire placement on the motor before disconnecting the wires. The wires are connected to the terminals with slip-on connectors or a plug. Firmly pull the connectors off of the terminals (do not pull on the wire). You may need to use a pair of needle-nose pliers to remove the connectors. Inspect the connectors and the terminals for corrosion. If the connectors are corroded they should be replaced.

Remove the fan blade from the old motor and install it onto the new motor. Connect the wires to the new motor and install the motor into the bracket or housing. Make certain that all of the screws are tightened securely.
Replace the access cover (if any) and plug in the refrigerator.


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It sounds like the unit is cycling on internal overload. The overload is switch the protects the motor from getting too warm. This would explain your cooling "cycling".

Check the condenser (the outside coil with vertical fins, the back of the unit). Is it clear of any debris? If not clean it using water or compressed air, using care not to bend or damage the fins or electrical wires/components.

Check the condenser fan motor. You can usually see the condenser fan motor through vents in the sheet metal. Check to see the the condenser fan motor runs when cooling is turned on, secondly check to make sure the fan blade is not broken, usually the blades are plastic. If the motor or fan blade is bad, you need a replacement.

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My fridgidaire makes an odd sound in the back as if a fan blade is hitting something. It happens periodically, not continuous. What can I try to fix this? Is it as simple as removing a cover to clean...

The bearings are going bad on the fan motor and that lets the blades move too much and they will need to replace the fan motor.
If you are hearing a clicking or buzzing then check out thelast two tips.

If your refrigerator is running but warm, then...

Check out these tips that I wrote about that... it is a great place to starttrouble shooting your unit...and something that you can do rather then callinga repair person to do a simple thing for you...

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My bosch 4000 will not run at full speed. Not using ext cord and electricity in my home is working.

This is common "affiction" for all table saw... and easy to fix, it applies to all power/hobby table saw in existence regardless of brand, manufacturer or model, if electrical problem is excluded, something is holding the blade:

1. switch off power
2. remove power cord from the socket
3. lift panel in the centre of the table (you did not supply exact model
4. remove nut holding the blade and the blade, pay attention to the direction of the teeth
5. clean bottom of the blade groove from all debris and especially long pieces, slivers, of offcut timber
6. put blade back in place and tighten the nut, check if it is moving freely, check if it is not slipping or wobbly
7. put table panel back, find these two pesky little philips screws which run somewhere on the floor and mount them back as well...
8. connect power and switch on and instantly off, check the blade again for slippage/wobbliness
9. mount back protection gards, try test cut
10. if test cut was successfull, use normally till next sliver fell in...

If test cut was unsucessfull - if this is open motor, check for debris inside ot the motor or even fan, then check brushes on the rotor if they are not carbonised too much or even burnt.

Do remember that this is not a toy, always disconnect physically at power point if you do any maintenance, blade will cut through timber, ocassional nail and through your fingers...

Do always wear googles or face shield, saw produce chipping and splinters while it works, you have two eyes but no spares.

Hope this advice will solve your problem, please do not hesitate to leave note how did you went :-)

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The divider wall between the fridge and freezer stays very hot to the touch. Possibly the defrost mechanism is stuck??? Any ideas?

Check the fan which cools the compressor . Sometimes something gets caught in the blade . Also check that the coils at the front bottom are clean . If the motor is not turning and nothing obstructing the fan blade , replace the motor ( condensor motor )

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Blade shaft slipping

It could be a number of issues. These saws have a built in vari-torque clutch used to prevent kickbacks. Basically, when the blade binds while cutting, the arbor spins but the blade won't (prevents kick-back). It works by not over tightening the blade washer (this is the slip clutch), if you over tighten, the blade washer can't prevent kick-backs because it has no room to slip, if you under tighten, the arbor spins, but the blade won't. I'd try to tighten the blade washer 1/8 turn and see what that does. If your actual arbor shaft is not spinning, you could have a gear issue. If you hear the motor running and the arbor slips (not the slip clutch) sounds like there might be a gear issue,If the rotor is spinning (the part inside the stator-i.e. the electric motor section) but it is not transfering that movement to the arbor, it has to be a gear issue.

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This is the generic answer. Use the hair dryer (below) and reset the defrost (look for instructions from Sea Breeze)

Most of these units work with the freezer providing all of the cooling and a thermostat in the refrigerator section controlling a fan in the freezer (where the fan directs cold air from the freezer section to the refrigerator section via a duct in the back).

Look at the rear area of the refirgerator and locate a vent. This vent receives cold air from the freezer to the refirgerator. If you feel cold air coming out of this vent, then there may be no problem, just wait a few hours and recheck the refrigerator temperature.

Look at the rear area of the freezer and locate a vent. This vent provides cold air from the freezer to the refirgerator. Shine a bright light into this vent. You should see fan blades (possibly black plastic). If there is ice on the blades, then you have a defrost problem, and look to other posts on this site for how to manually defrost (or reset the automatic defrost). If the fan blades are rotating, then there is probably a blockage in the duct. Direct a hair dryer (warm setting) through the rear freezer vent and check to see if there is very warm air flowing out of the refrigerator vent (which indicates that the duct is not blocked). While using the hair dryer, you may be able to see the fan blades rotating.

If you do not feel warm air flowing out of the refrigerator vent, then run the hair dryer for a few minutes. (this was my problem, I saw no moisture drip from the vent, which led me to believe that it was more of a dry ice buildup, or that the ice was evaporated (desublimed to be technical).

If there is air flow and no ice buildup on the fan, then reset the automatic defrost. If this is not your solution, either the thermostat or the fan motor is the problem.


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Your symptoms scream "failed condenser fan motor!". This old unit is definitely worth the repair (one of the last of the great GE's). Here's the thing, the fan motor for your fridge calls for a #WR60X187 and this one runs about $110.00! There IS another option... part #WX4X988 (and this one costs about $40.00). They are BOTH manufactured by GE and they BOTH have the same RPM. The only difference between the 2 motors is how they hook up electrically.


Take a look at this link. This is the motor that is a direct replacement. You'll see 2 thumbnail images... look at the second one. See that black thing at the top? That's the electric connection.

Now look at this link. This is the SAME motor, but with different wiring. All you have to do to install this one is to cut the plastic connector from your original wire harness, strip the wires and wire nut it to the new motor.

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There are only 3 screws mounting the motor to the bracket. Remove those and pull the motor. Remove the fan blade from the old motor and put it on the new one. Then just mount the new motor to the bracket and button everything back up!

(TIP! ---> While you're doing this repair, you should take this opportunity to vacuum all the dust outta the compartment back there.)

If you have any questions just write back.


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