How do I access the evaporator motor? Video on GE site shows a side by side . I have a freezer on bottom with a sliding door. it went out. I have my own repair co . Must be a trick to it. Thanks, Dan
Answer Hello Daniel. Please follow these steps when gaining
access to the evaporator/fan in the mullion:
1. Remove crispers and remove the mounting screw
at the center of the FF bottom-front end.
2. Slide the FF bottom all the way toward the back
and to the right of the refrigerator until the front
end of FF bottom is not engaged with the grill and
the left side of the FF bottom is not covered by the
liner. You may have to push hard to overcome the
friction between the FF bottom and the evaporator
cover. Use a putty knife if necessary.
3. Lift the FF bottom from the front-left corner and
extract the part slowly. Remove tape to gain
access to the fan and evaporator.
Where is the evaporator fan located? How do I replace it?
Answer Hello John! The evaporator fan motor WR60X10300 is located in the freezer section in the back panel. You may use our free repair forum for installation assistance. Here is the link to get you started, thanks! http://forum.appliancepartspros.com/register.php
Your web site lists the Evap Fan motor as: P4413164 (My original was: WR60M133) Have 2002 GE Had PTI22SFMARBS Refrigerator. Cooling diminished in December. Seems to have been an intermittent evaporator fan motor. A replacement, allegedly compatible was installed. The harness was too short and had to be rigged to fit the clip. While it works, it seems to have less power than the original. I am not calling the repair person back. (I did more work than he did. ) I also have cleaned the condenser coils and fan too. Which initially seemed to work. While the freezer is working, the refrigerator is not cooling down below 45. No matter what I do. Damper is fully open. Temp control at 9. I am told that the evap. fan should be blowing inward toward the back of the freezer, not outward. Evaporator coils are properly frosty, but there does not seem to be air blowing into the refrigerator section, with the damper full open. Until last night, the fan is mounted with the retaining ring on the outside and the flush portion on the inside of the spindle. Last night I turned it around. Not much of a difference. So, it is now down to two possible items, the fan or the thermostat. Is it possible that (1) the power supply wires to the evap. fan motor are crossed and the fan is not turning in the right direction (seems to be counterclockwise looking in to the box.); or (2) the fan motor may not be the correct one, and is not powerful enough to do the job. The OEM motor as shown on your site is a more robust unit than the all plastic replacement. This has been going on since January. The OEM fan was turning on and off intermittently for 2 minutes. With the new motor, I am at least getting decent cooling. ( The freezer makes ice too.) I am desperately trying to end this mess. I also thought it could be a bad Temperature control. Any thoughts? I am ready to buy a new fan or temperature control if you think that is the problem. Thanks so much!
Answer Howard, Lets get the correct fan motor in the unit WR60X10300 Based on the manual I have , the fan blade should be turning counterclockwise, and blowing towards you with the freezer door open. Make sure you install the fan blade on the shaft as close to the end of the shaft as possible. I don't think you'll need a cold control, but you do need to make sure you have a uniform frost pattern across the complete evaporator, and that you also have a proper defrost cycle. Good Luck