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Fan on evaporator motor makes clipping noise

I have a Kenmore refrigerator, model number 795.73954300, serial number 310MR00089, that is about four or five years old. As described in the subject line, there is a clipping noise that sounds like a fan hitting up against something. I am assuming it is my fan evaporator motor going out or the fan hitting against something. My problem is, I have never worked on this -- or any other -- refrigerator before and I am asking if anyone knows how to disassemble the freezer -- or if needed, the refrigerator -- with step-by-step instructions. Thank you very much.

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22yooper

James Helmer

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SOURCE: Kenmore 596.72913200 Refrigerator is Warm, but Freezer is Cold

There should be a push in switch on the door frame that you can push to see if the evaporator fan is functioning. You will be able to hear it when you push in on the switch.

If your problem is defrost related you will see frost buildup on the back wall of the freezer . If it is defrost related it will be ether the timer, heater, or defrost thermostat that is your problem. If it is the timer, locate where the timer is. Sometimes located in the area of the temperature controls with a hole through which you can turn a clutch head screw clockwise very SLOWLY until you hear one audible click. This will start the defrost. if after 30 minutes it defrosts but does not start cooling again turn the screw just a little further and you will hear another click. The compressor should start. If this is you conditions the timer needs to be replaced. If it fails to defrost and restarts to cooling mode after 18-22 minutes the problem is in the defrost heater circuit.

Posted on Jun 03, 2008

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francis rivero

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SOURCE: Kenmore Refrigerator 596.72913200 refrigerator is cold and freezer is cold but nothing is frozen

hi lussed,
your problem is still poping up even though it was resolve already. i guessed you should rate a technician in this form as to delete the work from the list of jobs to do.. i am on the way to solve it but you had it solve with a real technician.

can you just rate me?...thanxs...

drcool299

Posted on Jun 25, 2008

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jmeredith

Jude Meredith

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SOURCE: Evaporator Motor & Fan

hi,

you can try to completely defrost the fridge by unplugging it for a day and put you groceries in another fridge, sometime ice dams build up in those and freeze next to the fan blades and cause alot of noise, if its squealing, then its the motor for sure, evaporator motors are usually pretty easy to replace once you study where its at, usually the whole top or bottom and back of freezer has to come out then the motor and fan are right there, keep the fan blade assembly because you put that on the new motor, be extremely careful once you have the bottom and sides out because the coils will be vulnerable to anything if you hit them go to www.sears.com and go to parts area, theres a sears repair store in our town , hopefully in yours or just call around, dont forget to unplug it! hope that helps

J

Posted on Jul 10, 2008

Anonymous

SOURCE: fridge doesnt work both freezer and refrigerator part not making ice

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Posted on Nov 09, 2008

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Carl Schulzetenberg

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SOURCE: Noisy Evaporator Fan on a Kenmore model 596.76579600 refrigerator

The replacement evaporator fan for your model is a part number 12002744

Posted on Mar 15, 2009

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