This DIY repair guide gives instructions for replacing the condenser fan motor in a top-freezer refrigerator. The condenser fan motor blows air across the condenser coils to remove heat from the hot refrigerant coming out of the compressor. The cooled refrigerant then moves into the evaporator. If the condenser fan motor doesn't run when activated, the air in the refrigerator becomes too warm. If the condenser fan motor isn't working, replace it with the manufacturer-approved replacement part that fits your refrigerator model.
This repair procedure works for Kenmore, Frigidaire, Electrolux, Whirlpool, KitchenAid, Maytag, Amana, JennAir, GE, Samsung, LG, Gibson, Crosley and Haier refrigerators.
Replace the condenser fan motor in a top-freezer refrigerator video.
Shut off the power
Unplug the power cord from the wall outlet.
Remove the rear compartment cover
Pull the refrigerator away from the wall.
Remove the screws from the rear compartment cover and then remove the cover.
Remove the rear cover screws.
Remove the rear cover.
Remove the condenser fan motor
Remove the front base screw from the fan motor bracket.
Pivot the bracket toward the compressor and remove the rear bracket base screw.
Tilt the fan motor bracket toward the condenser and remove the upper mounting screws that hold the condenser fan motor in the bracket.
Tilt the motor bracket toward the compressor and remove the fan motor from the bracket.
Unplug the fan motor wire harness and pull out the motor.
Pull off the fan blade.
Remove the base screws.
Remove the fan motor bracket screws.
Remove the condenser fan from the bracket.
Pull off the ban blade.
Install the new condenser fan motor
Install the fan blade on the new motor.
Plug in the motor wire harness.
Position the new motor on the motor bracket and reinstall the upper mounting screws.
Reinstall the base bracket screws.
Install the fan blade.
Plug in the condenser fan wire harness.
Reinstall the fan motor bracket screws.
Reinstall the base screws.
Reinstall the rear compartment cover
Position the rear compartment cover on the back of the refrigerator and reinstall the mounting screws.
Reinstall the rear compartment cover.
Restore electrical power
Plug in the refrigerator and push the refrigerator back into place.
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