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How to Test and Replace the Condenser Fan in an older Whirlpool Side‑By‑Side Refrigerator

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  1. How to Test and Replace the Condenser Fan in an older Whirlpool Side‑By‑Side Refrigerator, Safety precautions: adım 1, 1 resimden 1.
    • Before you begin your repair, perform the following:

    • Turn off your main water supply (if connected)

    • Unplug your device

  2. How to Test and Replace the Condenser Fan in an older Whirlpool Side‑By‑Side Refrigerator, Unfasten the condenser cover: adım 2, 1 resimden 1.
    • Use a nut driver to remove the screws from the condenser cover

  3. How to Test and Replace the Condenser Fan in an older Whirlpool Side‑By‑Side Refrigerator, Remove the condenser cover: adım 3, 3 resimden 1. How to Test and Replace the Condenser Fan in an older Whirlpool Side‑By‑Side Refrigerator, Remove the condenser cover: adım 3, 3 resimden 2. How to Test and Replace the Condenser Fan in an older Whirlpool Side‑By‑Side Refrigerator, Remove the condenser cover: adım 3, 3 resimden 3.
    • Lift the bottom edge of the condenser cover away from the refrigerator.

    • Pull down on the condenser cover to free it from the retaining tabs at the top edge and remove it.

  4. How to Test and Replace the Condenser Fan in an older Whirlpool Side‑By‑Side Refrigerator, Disconnect the condenser fan connector: adım 4, 3 resimden 1. How to Test and Replace the Condenser Fan in an older Whirlpool Side‑By‑Side Refrigerator, Disconnect the condenser fan connector: adım 4, 3 resimden 2. How to Test and Replace the Condenser Fan in an older Whirlpool Side‑By‑Side Refrigerator, Disconnect the condenser fan connector: adım 4, 3 resimden 3.
    • The condenser fan connector location is shown by the red box. The connector is partially obscured by the fan motor bracket in the photo.

    • Use a spudger or a flat blade screwdriver to lift the retaining tab on the condenser fan connector.

    • Disconnect the connector by pulling it straight out.

  5. How to Test and Replace the Condenser Fan in an older Whirlpool Side‑By‑Side Refrigerator, Remove the fan bracket retaining screws: adım 5, 2 resimden 1. How to Test and Replace the Condenser Fan in an older Whirlpool Side‑By‑Side Refrigerator, Remove the fan bracket retaining screws: adım 5, 2 resimden 2.
    • Use a 1/4‑inch socket to remove the screws securing the fan bracket.

    • Alternatively, you can use a 1/4‑inch nut driver to remove these screws, but you may find access to be cramped.

  6. How to Test and Replace the Condenser Fan in an older Whirlpool Side‑By‑Side Refrigerator, Remove the fan assembly: adım 6, 3 resimden 1. How to Test and Replace the Condenser Fan in an older Whirlpool Side‑By‑Side Refrigerator, Remove the fan assembly: adım 6, 3 resimden 2. How to Test and Replace the Condenser Fan in an older Whirlpool Side‑By‑Side Refrigerator, Remove the fan assembly: adım 6, 3 resimden 3.
    • Wear gloves for this step to protect your hands from sharp metal edges.

    • Push the fan assembly back about an inch away from the mounting plate.

    • Rotate the left edge of the fan assembly so that it is in the hole where the fan was located.

    • Push the fan assembly through the hole where the fan was located and remove it.

    • There is a short video in the next step.

    • Here's a short video showing how to remove the fan and bracket.

    • It has sound so you can see that it takes a bit to pivot it around. The key is lead with the part of the bracket that faces you.

  7. How to Test and Replace the Condenser Fan in an older Whirlpool Side‑By‑Side Refrigerator, Remove the fan motor: adım 8, 2 resimden 1. How to Test and Replace the Condenser Fan in an older Whirlpool Side‑By‑Side Refrigerator, Remove the fan motor: adım 8, 2 resimden 2.
    • Use a 5/16‑inch nut driver to remove the machine screws securing the fan motor to the fan motor bracket.

    • Remove the fan motor bracket. At this point, disassembly is complete.

  8. How to Test and Replace the Condenser Fan in an older Whirlpool Side‑By‑Side Refrigerator, Test the motor windings: adım 9, 1 resimden 1.
    • This step shows how to test the resistance of the motor windings with a multimeter.

    • Test the outer two terminals on the three terminal connector on the motor.

    • Note 188 ohms in the picture (0.188kΩ).

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