How do I get to the evaporator fan?

How do I get to the evaporator fan?

Evaporator fan motors are normally located at the back of the freezer or refrigerator compartment behind one or more panels. You will usually need to remove all of the shelving and drawers to access a rear panel. Be aware, you may also need to remove the shelf or draw support rails.

Where is the evaporator located?

An air conditioner’s evaporator coil, also called the evaporator core, is the part of the system where the refrigerant absorbs heat. That is, it’s where the cold air comes from. The evaporator coil is located inside or near the air handler where the blower fan is.

Why freezer is kept at top of refrigerator?

Answer: Freezers are always on top of a fridge due to the nature of convection. The natural law of convection is that warm air rises while cold air falls, so the freezer at the top provides cold air for the other compartments at the bottom of the freezer.

Why is my evaporator fan not working?

If the fan is not running, unplug the refrigerator and remove the evaporator fan cover. In many cases the problem is do to the fact that the evaporator fan cannot operate freely due to an ice buildup on the fan blades. If the problem is bent fan blades, replace the fan blade.

How do I know if my evaporator fan is bad?

Listen for a squeal or chirp sound. If the evaporator fan motor is going bad, it may still run while making a high pitched sound that may come and go. If you hear that sort of sound, something may be caught in the fan blades or the motor may be dying.

Why is my evaporator fan making noise?

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.

Where are the screws on an evaporator coil?

I circled the screw locations on top of the metal panel. You will also have 3 or 4 screws along the right side of the panel. You may also have 2 or 3 screws along the bottom of the panel. You have gray duct mastic over silver duct tape.

How do you remove an evaporator cover on a refrigerator?

Remove the screws located on the back wall of the freezer compartment. Pull the back wall off to remove the evaporator cover and expose the evaporator coils and the evaporator fan of the refrigerator. Always unplug your refrigerator before performing maintenance to prevent injury.

How do you remove an evaporator fan from a freezer?

Remove the evaporator fan duct screws with a screwdriver. Pull the tabs located on the evaporator fan duct down to unlock them and pull off the evaporator fan duct. Inspect the back wall of the freezer compartment and look for screws or round plastic buttons or plugs.

Can a return air leak damage an evaporator coil?

Return air leaks can get a coil very dirty. If a vertical evaporator coil is very dirty, green coil cleaner may not be enough. or damage can occur. Hi Houston, OK, I’ll proceed as you suggested by using a knife to remove the mastic. The PDF spec sheet file I linked shows the evaporator in metal casing.