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You may be able to use the WR60X10185 as a replacement for the WR60X10196 but not vice versa (not that you'd want to).  BUT they use different propellers-- different shaft diameters.  Also not sure about air flow direction.  

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may be OK,

OR may run in reverse direction

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Have we come up with a definitive answer on this question?

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Ok.... on my fridge model that uses the 10196 (expensive as hell) motor , the air direction is the same as fridge models that uses the other motor....ie air is blowing up......however, the fan blades appear to be turned different , which leads me to conclude the motor direction is reversed.

 

blade for the 10196  :

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blade for the cheaper 10185 

 

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so the question is, can you use the cheaper motor and the fan blade that goes with it...is it too big for the shroud? 

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yeah,. since the blades turn differently then the rotation must be different as well in order to achieve the same air direction. So, still the question is whether you can use the less expensive fan with the blade designed for it in a fridge that has the other fan? You would achieve the same air direction but the blade might not fit in the housing. If it fits, then you could use the cheaper fan so long as you switch blades as well.

btw the more wings on the blade, the quieter it is... so swapping the motor and fan would also yield a nosier fridge

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The problem is this is wishful thinking that you can use the cheaper fan motor to do the job.And it would be nice.No where on the internet that i can find the answer to that.The motor cost me about $135 dollars and installing the original is a bitch in the first place.I think we have to bite the bullet and install the correct G.E piece of shit.But if you experiment with the beast let us know. :whistling:

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The motor cost me about $135 dollars 

 

 

That's a good price for that outrageously-priced motor!  Marcone wants to spank me with $150 for that one.  Where do you buy your parts?

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Marcone wants $176 for me.I hate Marcone.I was a old AP WAGNER customer for years and after they bought them out meaning Marcone prices went up.I am a one man operation and i know the more you buy the better price they give you.1 St Source Sevall is more like AP Wagner and always had a account with Marcone and AP Wagner but Everytime that i would look up part prices AP Wagner was always cheaper. 1 St source is in saddle brook N.J or Albany New York which is only one day fed x to me.Funny thing is they never charge me for shipping even on orders like $50 or so.And this has been going on for as long as Ap wagner got bought out buy Marcone.I talk to the guy from 1 St source and he was a Apwagner Rep.working for first source and he hook me up somehow and no shipping at all.I know he hated Marcone maybe thats why.But never burn all your parts suppliers because marcone as parts 1ST source don't have sometimes.

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$245.75 + 12.95 next day from the GE (consumer) Appliance site. I've got a commercial customernet account and it's still $138 from them.

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guys, is it an optical illusion or are the wings, even though the "pointy" part is different, actually turned (cupped) in the same direction?

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Yes, it looks to me from the pictures that both fan blades move air in the same direction. If you turn the fan blades over, they will still move air in the same direction but the leading edge of the fan blade will be switched. Usually the pointy edge of each blade is the leading edge. I would try one of these:

http://www.repairclinic.com/PartDetail/Evaporator-Fan-Motor/WR60X10074/914169

AND order the expensive one. If the ...074 is wrong, keep it around for stock; it's a versitile motor that works on many GE models. If you don' need the thermistor, clip it off.

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V8,good point about the leading edge so now it makes sense... though the wings are angled in the same direction, the cheaper one's wings look cupped at the bottom and the more expensive one's fan blades look cupped at the top. So the motors must be reversed. But your point in testing it when you have the opportunity is a great one.

yeah I know I'm going back and forth on this issue but age has its privileges (some call it "moments")

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I was a old AP WAGNER customer for years 

 

Same here.  I always bought my parts from the AP Wagner facility in Albany, NY.  I still buy my parts from that facility but it's Marcone now.  I get them the next day with regular ground shipping.  At least the shipping is free if the order is over $50.

 

Set up a Servall account and their prices were even higher.  No free shipping and the parts took longer to get here.  Go figure.  

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Yeah all these parts places set up there prices differently.Go Figure, is good way to put it.I think if your sales rep.likes you your in .60 years old and slowing down with a bad back and cannot do what i use to.Wife is a retired school teacher in New Jersey and live with my legally blind father in law.Had to rent are house out 5 years ago and move out in the country 30 miles from my customer base that i started 35 years ago.Driving that distance is getting old and a back killer for me.Old guy as we call him is 88 years old and in good shape except for his eyes.Was in the Navy in world war two on a destroyer.Loves to work out at the gym with a personal trainer and even known to have a glass of wine or beer here and there.Build a house 15 years ago on  3 acres of land in northern N.J.Nice out here got hay fields,deer. bear and all kinds of wild life.Work for western electric 38 years.Been retired about 30 years and getting pension from them.Nice guy and great father to all his kids.Sorry for making this a somewhat of a life story.

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So I put the 10185 in a fridge that calls for the 10196.  I was totally unaware of the 10196 and didn't even consider that I might need a different motor.  They look exactly the same as far as I can tell.  The 10185 fits right in place of the 10196, fan blade fits tight on the shaft, it blows cold air up into the fresh food section, and it's been about 36 hours since I've installed it and the nice woman hasn't called and yelled at me about ruining her fridge full of food.  So, I think I'll have to say the 10185 is a fine replacement for the 10196.

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