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Kenmore 26' Side by Side

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Good morning Appliance Guru.  A few years ago you helped me replace my dishwasher motor assembly and it continues to work like a champ!  Now my fridge needs help.  My refrigerator is a Kenmore 26' Dispenser Side by Side (Model #596.50699001) .  Recently the face of the center support on the front of the fridge that divides the freezer section from the fridge section has been getting hot.  Upon investigation, it seems that the cooling fan in the lower back of the fridge is not turning on when it should.  It does run - after a gentle tap it starts to spin just fine.  But somewhere from the time it turns itself off to the time it is supposed to start again it falls asleep on the job.

 

Hopefully this is a simple fix and won't require too many beers to complete.  We are getting ready to sell the house, and I don't want to have to provide the new homeowners with a brand new fridge if I don't have to.  Thanks in advance!

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Need appliance parts? Call 877-803-7957 now!

... front of the fridge that divides the freezer section from the fridge section has been getting hot. 

  ... cooling fan in the lower back of the fridge is not turning on when it should.  It does run - after a gentle tap it starts

1) Condenser Fan not working

2) bad Condenser Fan Motor

 

http://www.repairclinic.com/PartDetail/Condenser-Fan-Motor/833697/2790

 

 

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Be careful around all the copper tubing in the back there while changing that fan out. It is apart of the sealed system, and if you happen to puncture or break it, you'll be shopping for a new fridge. Goo like!

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Thanks everyone.  Is there a link to an online video showing this replacement?  When I changed my dishwasher motor I found the video more helpful than the printed instructions.

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Condenser Fan Motor # 331

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This is pretty much a plug n chug job, just unscrew the fan blade, remove three screws that hold in the old motor, clip the wire harness, install the new motor in reverse order and splice in your new power connections. Done and done. Worst part is getting all that condenser lint up your schnozzola. Makes for fun pickings later on.

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Thanks!  Got it fixed just fine. Running like a champ!!

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Good job!   :cheers:

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