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I am attempting to replace a broken fan blade. I have the correct part. But I a stymied on how to access it. It appears it will have to be installed from the rear of the unit, but can't figure out what to disassemble without disassembling the whole unit.

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  • tadwal May 21, 2011

    Frigidaire Model FAS226N2A and its the fan that blows out the rear over the coils and fins, not the blower fan assy that blows out the front. Looks more like the blades of an ordinary window fan.

  • tadwal May 23, 2011

    Its the condenser fan I am replacing. there is a large plastic housing around the actual fan that is connected to the front part of the unit with three long spokes, but the screws are inaccessible. Apparently hidden behind all that styrofoam they say not to remove. And to even attempt to remove it seems to involve disassembling almost everything. This plastic piece I mention that has to get out of the way to provide access is connected to the condenser tubing and fins in the back and hugs around the fan blade. But as I say....looks like you have to work your way through removing it through the front of the unit.

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Hi

Please provide the complete model# and manufacturer's name for detailed instructions.Check this video if it helps--

Hope this helps...
Daniel

Posted on May 21, 2011

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    Daniel Scott May 21, 2011

    Hi





    Please check this image for details---





    Pull out the a./c and use Allen key to open, from
    the top you will find the motor has two shaft one drive the condenser fan and
    other drive the indoor blower fan. To access this you would need to open the top plate.


    Hope this helps...please post back for further assistance.

    Daniel

  • Daniel Scott
    Daniel Scott May 23, 2011

    Yeap it is always recommended that these kind of repairs should be done by someone who is aware of the inside of unit and how it works

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