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Thread: [FIXED] Fan doesn't kick on, too much frost?

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    Default [FIXED] Fan doesn't kick on, too much frost?

    Model Number: GD5DHAXVY04
    Brand: Whirlpool
    Age: Less than 1 year

    Fridge and freezer are warm. Fan inside the freezer won't spin.

    Already replaced the start relay before I noticed the fan wasn't spinning.

    Anyways, do I just need a new fan motor (motor is very warm, so I know it's getting juice, but the fan isn't spinning), or is my snow an indicator of additional items needed?

    See attached image for pic of my freezer insides...

    course it had to happen on a long weekend when no part stores are open...
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    Default Day 2

    Day 2 after blow drying the coils, it came back even more. So I assume this is too much frost? What do you think I need to do? Fan doesn't work, coils are frosty...

    See attachment for day 2!

    Thank you!
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    Yes, thats exactly what you will need is a new evaporator fan motor.

    Here's the one for your model you can order here:
    Manufacturer's Number: W10236142

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    Thanks, the fan was the culprit. Couldn't wait for shipping, already been without fridge for 4 days.

    Based on the recommendation of a parts pro, I purchased a Maytag Refrigerator Evap Motor 12002744 locally. The plug that comes on that doesn't fit, so I just cut the wires off the bad fan and bought and crimped leads, and we're in business.

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    Ok, sounds good, glad your back in business.

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