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Re: evaparator motor access
Yosh, you are going to get it from the inside of the freezer. Lift the whole door off to get it out of the way. Remove the ice-maker if there is one by removing the quarter inch screws holding it in. Unplug the harness. The vent grill has two clips toward the top side that push inward and it pulls off. Remove the quarter inch screws holding the back panel in place. Remove the thermistor cover on the right by pushing in on the tab and remove the thermistor from the cover (slides out). Now you can remove the back panel. The motor is held in with a plastic mount that will push in and release from the bottom. Pull the fan off first. Careful of the sharp evaporator fins, easy to cut yourself. It's ok to bend them a little just straighten them out when finished. Take your time and observe...this is not a hard job...Catriver..post back...This is for model starting in 596.
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If you can access the condenser fan, jam it with a screwdriver handle so it can't revolve. switch on and see if the noise still appears. If not, change the fan motor. If so, change the compressor.. Don't let the compressor run without the fan operating more than to test for the noise.
The problem could be the defrost timer/control board or a bad fan motor....
Check for power at the motor... if there is power then the motor is bad...
if no power then the controlboard or the defrost timer control is bad...
loud noise comes from moving parts such condensor fan motor, evaparator fan motor. be sure they are nt hitting shroud. other is compressor-may be going bad. heat in middle is coming from mullion heater,as long as it doesnt melt gasket or short out, trip breaker should be ok.
Susan, sounds like you evaporator fan motor is not moving the air. Open the freezer section, you should hear a fan running. If not, then that's the problem. If it is running then it could be a damper issue. Call for factory service, still under warranty. If the cat can't fix it in the same day, have them bring out a new one. Catriver
I believe you will trace this noise back to the evaporator fan motor inside the freezer making the noise. If you agree that the noise is coming from the evaporator fan motor inside the freezer it is not the motor that is responsible. Your model has a Main Mother Board on the outside rear wall of the freezer down low (about 10 screws hold square cover on over board). The Main Board is causing your noisy evaporator fan motor. Use caution when handling any electronic circuit board. Follow antistatic cautions. Static electricity in your body can damage these valuable circuit boards.
Mark, check to see if the fan is running in the freezer section. Common problem on these 596's trios. If the fan is running, you might have a defrost problem. If it isn't, your part number for the motor is 67002778. No fan, no cool upstairs...Catriver..post back.