How To Fix A Freezer That’s Making Noise - Freezer Repair
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How To Repair A Noisy Freezer

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Evaporator Fan Motor

If your freezer is a frost free model and you have noticed an unusual noise, the problem might be with the evaporator fan motor. Frost free models use a fan motor to move air through the evaporator for more efficient cooling. If the evaporator fan motor loses lubrication or the bushings get worn it may become noisy. The fan motor is located behind the air grille or evaporator cover and can normally be replaced by simply unplugging the wire harness connector and removing the mounting screws. Be sure to remove power to the appliance before attempting any repair.

Evaporator Fan Blade

If your freezer is a frost free model and you have noticed an unusual noise, the evaporator fan blade might be the problem. Frost free models use an evaporator fan to move air through the evaporator for more efficient cooling. If the evaporator fan blade gets damaged or worn it may become noisy. The evaporator fan assembly is located behind the air grille or evaporator cover and can normally be accessed by simply removing a few mounting screws. The fan blade is normally pressed on to the motor shaft and secured by a spring clip. If the blade is loose on the motor shaft or if the fins are damaged then it should be replaced. Be sure to remove power to the appliance before attempting any repair.

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