Question - How do you replace a condenser fan motor on a GE refrigerator?

Answered by: Jacqueline Brown  |  Category: General  |  Last Updated: 23-06-2022  |  Views: 551  |  Total Questions: 7

The fan forces environmental air through the condenser, aiding the transfer of the heat of compression from the coil to the ambient air. An inoperative fan not only causes the cabinet temperature to rise but causes the compressor to overheat, which leads to its premature failure and a costly repair. The condenser is located behind the lower back panel of the fridge. Simply remove the screws that are securing this panel and set it aside. Install the new motor. Secure the top bracket. Reinstall the wiring harness. Reinstall the condenser fan assembly. Secure the assembly. Reconnect the wiring harness. A condenser fan is used on frost-free refrigerators that have a condenser coil in the bottom of the cabinet, inside the compressor compartment. A common reason a condenser fan is continually running within a refrigerator is the thermostat. This sensor takes readings from the refrigerator (and freezer if you have one) and flips the cooling system on when it sees the temperature isn't where it needs to be.

https://repair.geappliances.com/repair-resources/refrigerator-buzzing

Fortunately, buzzing is usually specifically related to two parts in particular: Condenser fan motor: In most refrigerators, the condenser coil is cooled by a fan at the bottom rear of the unit. If there's any dust, debris or visible wear, the condenser fan motor could be to blame for that annoying buzz.

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Physically Obstructed. If the fan is not running, unplug the refrigerator and remove the evaporator fan cover. In many cases the problem is do to the fact that the evaporator fan cannot operate freely due to an ice buildup on the fan blades. If the problem is bent fan blades, replace the fan blade.

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The cost of replacing a motor is between $100 and $200. The cost of repairing a freezer fan-motor ranges from $200 to $250.

https://www.partselect.com/PS3419839-Frigidaire-5303918549-Evaporator-Fan-Motor-Kit-120V-60Hz.htm

Removed bracket, fan blade and wires from evaporator motor and swapped motor with new one. Very easy. Professional repairman wanted almost $200 to fix it. Total cost for me was $35 and 25 minutes on a Saturday afternoon.

https://www.partselect.com/General-Electric-Refrigerator-Motors.htm

Popular General Electric Refrigerator Motors. This 115-volt 60Hz evaporator fan motor is located in the back of the freezer and circulates air over the refrigerator coils. These coils will convert the heat into cool air, which is then circulated.

https://www.searspartsdirect.com/diy/repair-guide/how-to-replace-the-evaporator-fan-motor-in-a-top-f

Instructions Shut off the power. Remove the freezer shelf. Remove the evaporator cover. Remove the evaporator fan cover. Remove the evaporator fan motor. Install the new evaporator fan motor. Reinstall the evaporator fan cover. Reinstall the evaporator cover.

https://solvitnow.com/how-to-stop-a-condenser-fan-motor-overheating/

A condenser fan motor is part of your HVAC system that is located within the condensing unit. This unit also consists of the compressor and condenser coil. The condenser fan motor is what runs to turn the fan blades and blow air across the condenser coil, where it cools the refrigerant from a hot gas into a liquid.