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How to Test and Replace the Evaporator Fan in an Older Whirlpool Side‑By‑Side Refrigerator

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  1. How to Test and Replace the Evaporator 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 Evaporator Fan in an Older Whirlpool Side‑By‑Side Refrigerator, Open the freezer door: adım 2, 1 resimden 1.
    • Pull the handle of the freezer door towards you to open it.

  3. How to Test and Replace the Evaporator Fan in an Older Whirlpool Side‑By‑Side Refrigerator, Open the refrigerator door: adım 3, 1 resimden 1.
    • Pull the handle of the refrigerator door towards you to open it.

  4. How to Test and Replace the Evaporator Fan in an Older Whirlpool Side‑By‑Side Refrigerator, Move the shelf to the left: adım 4, 2 resimden 1. How to Test and Replace the Evaporator Fan in an Older Whirlpool Side‑By‑Side Refrigerator, Move the shelf to the left: adım 4, 2 resimden 2.
    • Slide the shelf to the left side of the freezer.

    • Keep track of the position of each shelf as you remove it; there are two slightly different sizes.

  5. How to Test and Replace the Evaporator Fan in an Older Whirlpool Side‑By‑Side Refrigerator, Tilt the right edge of the shelf up: adım 5, 1 resimden 1.
    • Lift the right edge of the shelf upward to tilt it.

  6. How to Test and Replace the Evaporator Fan in an Older Whirlpool Side‑By‑Side Refrigerator, Remove the shelf: adım 6, 1 resimden 1.
    • Shift the shelf back to the right while keeping it tilted. It should now be released from its slot and you can remove it from the freezer.

  7. How to Test and Replace the Evaporator Fan in an Older Whirlpool Side‑By‑Side Refrigerator, Repeat for remaining shelves: adım 7, 1 resimden 1.
    • Repeat these steps for any other shelves you wish to remove.

  8. How to Test and Replace the Evaporator Fan in an Older Whirlpool Side‑By‑Side Refrigerator, Remove the bottom bin: adım 8, 1 resimden 1.
    • Slide and remove the bottom bin from the freezer portion.

  9. How to Test and Replace the Evaporator Fan in an Older Whirlpool Side‑By‑Side Refrigerator, Rmove the light bulb: adım 9, 3 resimden 1. How to Test and Replace the Evaporator Fan in an Older Whirlpool Side‑By‑Side Refrigerator, Rmove the light bulb: adım 9, 3 resimden 2. How to Test and Replace the Evaporator Fan in an Older Whirlpool Side‑By‑Side Refrigerator, Rmove the light bulb: adım 9, 3 resimden 3.
    • Press the right edge of the freezer bulb cover to release the retaining clip.

    • Carefully remove the freezer bulb cover from the refrigerator.

    • Remove the light bulb.

  10. How to Test and Replace the Evaporator Fan in an Older Whirlpool Side‑By‑Side Refrigerator, Unfasten and remove the shelf supports: adım 10, 3 resimden 1. How to Test and Replace the Evaporator Fan in an Older Whirlpool Side‑By‑Side Refrigerator, Unfasten and remove the shelf supports: adım 10, 3 resimden 2. How to Test and Replace the Evaporator Fan in an Older Whirlpool Side‑By‑Side Refrigerator, Unfasten and remove the shelf supports: adım 10, 3 resimden 3.
    • Use a Phillips screwdriver to unfasten:

    • The post screws

    • The bracket screws

    • The bin rail screws

    • Mark the bin rails so you do not mix them up.

    • Remove the posts, brackets, and rails.

  11. How to Test and Replace the Evaporator Fan in an Older Whirlpool Side‑By‑Side Refrigerator, Reassembly tip: replacing the posts, brackets and rails: adım 11, 2 resimden 1. How to Test and Replace the Evaporator Fan in an Older Whirlpool Side‑By‑Side Refrigerator, Reassembly tip: replacing the posts, brackets and rails: adım 11, 2 resimden 2.
    • When replacing the posts and brackets, orient them carefully, or they will not seat properly. If you force them, you may damage the wall of your refrigerator.

    • Note that the mounting holes are square.

    • There is a very shallow boss on the back of those parts that corresponds to the square holes.

  12. How to Test and Replace the Evaporator Fan in an Older Whirlpool Side‑By‑Side Refrigerator, Unfasten the evaporator cover screws: adım 12, 1 resimden 1.
    • Use a Phillips screwdriver to unfasten the evaporator cover screws.

  13. How to Test and Replace the Evaporator Fan in an Older Whirlpool Side‑By‑Side Refrigerator, Remove the evaporator cover: adım 13, 2 resimden 1. How to Test and Replace the Evaporator Fan in an Older Whirlpool Side‑By‑Side Refrigerator, Remove the evaporator cover: adım 13, 2 resimden 2.
    • Wear gloves for this step to avoid any injuries.

    • Lift the evaporator cover from the bottom edge to unfasten the two tabs near the top of the evaporator cover.

    • Pull the bottom edge of the evaporator cover outward and slightly downward toward you.

    • Watch for the tabs at the top edge of the evaporator cover to release from the chassis.

  14. How to Test and Replace the Evaporator Fan in an Older Whirlpool Side‑By‑Side Refrigerator: adım 14, 2 resimden 1. How to Test and Replace the Evaporator Fan in an Older Whirlpool Side‑By‑Side Refrigerator: adım 14, 2 resimden 2.
    • Continue to pull the bottom edge of the evaporator cover outward toward you.

    • Remove the evaporator cover.

  15. How to Test and Replace the Evaporator Fan in an Older Whirlpool Side‑By‑Side Refrigerator, Remove the evaporator fan: adım 15, 3 resimden 1. How to Test and Replace the Evaporator Fan in an Older Whirlpool Side‑By‑Side Refrigerator, Remove the evaporator fan: adım 15, 3 resimden 2. How to Test and Replace the Evaporator Fan in an Older Whirlpool Side‑By‑Side Refrigerator, Remove the evaporator fan: adım 15, 3 resimden 3.
    • Use a large flat head screwdriver or pry bar to push up on the bottom of the evaporator fan near the shaft to slide it off the shaft.

    • Remove the evaporator fan.

    • During reassembly, firmly press the fan down onto its shaft.

  16. How to Test and Replace the Evaporator Fan in an Older Whirlpool Side‑By‑Side Refrigerator, Disconnect the motor connectors: adım 16, 3 resimden 1. How to Test and Replace the Evaporator Fan in an Older Whirlpool Side‑By‑Side Refrigerator, Disconnect the motor connectors: adım 16, 3 resimden 2. How to Test and Replace the Evaporator Fan in an Older Whirlpool Side‑By‑Side Refrigerator, Disconnect the motor connectors: adım 16, 3 resimden 3.
    • Use long nose pliers to pull and remove the spade connector for the ground connection on the evaporator fan motor.

    • Repeat this for the two motor connectors.

  17. How to Test and Replace the Evaporator Fan in an Older Whirlpool Side‑By‑Side Refrigerator, Remove the motor and retention clip: adım 17, 3 resimden 1. How to Test and Replace the Evaporator Fan in an Older Whirlpool Side‑By‑Side Refrigerator, Remove the motor and retention clip: adım 17, 3 resimden 2. How to Test and Replace the Evaporator Fan in an Older Whirlpool Side‑By‑Side Refrigerator, Remove the motor and retention clip: adım 17, 3 resimden 3.
    • Lift slightly and press inward on the motor retention clip to release it from the motor mount.

    • Lower the front end of the motor retention clip.

    • Remove the motor and the retention clip.

  18. How to Test and Replace the Evaporator Fan in an Older Whirlpool Side‑By‑Side Refrigerator, Remove the motor retention clip from the motor: adım 18, 3 resimden 1. How to Test and Replace the Evaporator Fan in an Older Whirlpool Side‑By‑Side Refrigerator, Remove the motor retention clip from the motor: adım 18, 3 resimden 2. How to Test and Replace the Evaporator Fan in an Older Whirlpool Side‑By‑Side Refrigerator, Remove the motor retention clip from the motor: adım 18, 3 resimden 3.
    • Remove the motor retention clip from the motor.

  19. How to Test and Replace the Evaporator Fan in an Older Whirlpool Side‑By‑Side Refrigerator, Test the motor: adım 19, 1 resimden 1.
    • You can use a multimeter to test the winding resistance between the two power connections on the motor.

    • If the motor shows an open circuit or zero resistance, the windings are broken or shorted, respectively. You will need to replace the motor.

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