Refrigerator Motor Repair Nairobi Kenya
We offer replacement services for refrigerator motors anad refrigerator motor / fridge motor repair services in Nairobi Kenya. This is for Condenser fan motors, eveporator fan motor and evaporator fan motor grommet. If your fridge is not cooling, this could be the reason and you can get repair services from Best Fridge Repair Nairobi Kenya.
Condenser Fan Motor
Most modern frost-free refrigerators will have a fan cooled condenser coil. The condenser fan circulates air through the condenser coil to remove heat as well as circulating air over the drain pan to evaporate the defrost water. If your fridge is making a loud noise, the condenser fan motor could be to blame. The condenser fan motor runs at the same time as the evaporator motor and the compressor. In addition to noise, your fridge might not be staying as cool as normal and/or may be turning on and off regularly.
How to inspect a refrigerator condenser fan motor:
Disconnect your refrigerator from the power source and then remove the rear access panel.
Locate the condenser fan motor, it is usually found near the compressor at the bottom rear of the refrigerator.
Visually inspect the condenser fan motor for any signs of wear or damage. Look for any debris or obstructions that could be preventing the fan from moving freely.
If the fan motor is seized or worn, you will need a replacement condenser fan motor.
Evaporator Fan Motor
The evaporator fan motor is responsible for pulling air over the evaporator coils when the compressor is running. If your refrigerator is making a loud noise that appears to be coming from the freezer area, a faulty evaporator fan motor could be to blame. You may also notice that your refrigerator is not staying as cold as normal, or your ice is taking longer to freeze.
How to inspect a refrigerator evaporator fan motor:
After unplugging your refrigerator, remove the evaporator fan cover. The evaporator fan cover is located inside the unit in the freezer compartment.
Inspect the evaporator motor for any signs of wear or damage. If there is a significant amount of ice on the motor, defrost your freezer and see if that resolves the issue.
Attempt to manually turn the motor shaft, it should turn freely with minimal resistance.
If you cannot turn it easily, or if it is noticeably worn, you need a replacement evaporator fan motor.
Evaporator Fan Motor Grommet
The evaporator fan motor grommet is used to isolate the motor from the mounting bracket and reduce vibration noise. Regular wear and tear can cause the grommets to wear or become detached, which can increase vibration and cause excess noise.
How to check a refrigerator’s evaporator fan motor grommets:
Unplug your refrigerator.
Remove the evaporator fan cover, which will be found inside the freezer compartment.
Inspect the grommet to see if it has fallen off, or it if is showing signs of wear or damage..
If any of the above are true, you will need a replacement evaporator fan motor grommet.
Refrigerator Evaporator Fan Motor Replacement
Before you replace the fan motor, be sure to unplug the refrigerators power cord.
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. Depending on the model, you will probably also need to remove the ice-maker, ice auger drive assembly, or other components before you can uninstall a rear panel. Now, unthread the screws securing the rear panel or panels, then slide the panels out.
The evaporator fan motor may be mounted to a support bracket, or directly to a rear panel. Pull off the fan blade. Unthread the mounting screws or release the retainer to detach the motor itself. Disconnect the power and grounding wires, if applicable, to fully release.
When installing a new evaporator fan motor, be aware you may need to transfer rubber mounts and a washer, from the old motor to the new one. Connect the power and grounding wires as required. Position and secure the fan motor to the bracket or panel. Slide the fan blade onto the motor shaft until it is fully seated. Reposition the rear panel or panels and thread the screws to secure. Reinstall the ice auger drive motor assembly, the ice maker and any other necessary components. Replace the shelf or draw support rails as required along with the draws and shelving. With the reassembly complete, plug the power cord back in, and your refrigerator should be ready for use.
What is the Evaporator Fan Motor in a Refrigerator and How Does it Work?
As part of the refrigeration system, the evaporator fan motor draws air through the evaporator coils to remove the heat from the air. Depending on the model, the fan motor may also be responsible for circulating the cooled air through the freezer, and refrigerator compartments. This air flow cycle is vital for the appliance to work properly. If the evaporator fan motor is malfunctioning, the temperature in the appliance will rise.
You should check to see if there are any obstructions preventing the fan blades from turning. If the blades do not spin freely, it’s likely that the motor bearings are worn out. You can also use a multimeter to determine if there is a continuous electrical path present on a two-terminal fan motor. If there is no electrical continuity, the evaporator motor is faulty, and will need to be replaced. Evaporator fan motors are usually unique to each refrigerator model. You should enter the full model number of your appliance in our website search bar to find the specific evaporator fan motor you need.