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Samsung refrigrator fan replacement

My Samsung refrigrator was getting very hot on the divider to the point that you could not touch it after reading all the similar complains I found out the colling fan by the compressor is not working. I bought a new fan motor but my problem is removing the blade from the motor, is there a trick to this?

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  • hasnt-a-clue Sep 17, 2008

    same refrigerator, made a noise from the back of the fridge so we took off the back panel and saw it was coming from a plastic fan near the bottom of the fridge near the motor. The divider was so hot we were afraid the refrigerator was going to catch on fire. called a repair man who told us to get a fan and have it blow against the back until it can be repaired. One problem is where do we get the parts. I think this refrigerator should be recalled.

  • gogopek Nov 23, 2008

    I have the same problem, tried WD40 to lubricate the motor, only work in horizontal siting, motor can be ordered but need wait for at least a week to shipping, anyone know where I can buy the parts in Southen California?

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I do have same problem. I fixed with service guys 1 year ago but it happen again.
I think this needs to be recall, too.

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I have same problem with this particular model of Samsung refriger....It must be recalled ....

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The blade only have one screw,You would see a plastic looks like whasher on the back of the blade where the shaft is,it has 4 points sticking into the blade,use a flat screw driver to wedge it off.

Good luck...

Posted on Sep 10, 2008

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