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Old 05-12-2008, 08:49 PM   #1
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new evap fan motor wont work


My frig/freezer was not cold. There was no air circulating and the evap fan was not spinning. I bought a new evap fan motor, installed it and it didn't work at all. After messing around with the old motor, I reinstalled it and it worked, although it does seem to be on its last leg. At one point I had to manually spin the blades for it to start working again. I would like to replace this old one with a new one but I would like the new one to actually work.

Does anybody out there have any insight into this? Did I just get a lemon of a new motor, or is there a trick to installing a new one as opposed to the old one? I did notice that on the old one the thingy holding the fan blades spins freely, but the new one does not turn easily at all. I will be anxiously waiting for someone to unlock the mysteries of my freezer.

This is an amana frig model scd23vbw, part number 10513803.

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I bought a new evap fan motor, installed it and it didn't work at all
Power to the new motor measured with a volt meter and no go = a bad motor.

*Some* older ( would have to check the wire diagram that comes with the refrigerator ) Amana refrigerators have the evaporator fan motor wired through the defrsot thermostat....means the compressor would come on without the fan running until the evaporator coils where frosted up and the defrost thermostat recloses, once closed the evaporator fan motor would run.

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Did I just get a lemon of a new motor, or is there a trick to installing a new one as opposed to the old one?
Doesn't happen often, but could be bad.....probably not.

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