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What's in an evaporator motor?

Dan O.

Appliance Tech
Staff member
Oct 9, 2004
Ontario, Canada
I thought the above article was interesting about some of the new-fangled evaporator fan motors.

evaporator-motor-adl-5846amea-intact.jpg vs Refrigerator-Evaporator-Fan-Motor.jpg

Do they really need to be so complicated? Wasn't a simple shaded pole motor good enough... and more reliable? :unsure:

Dan O.
Yeah, when the one in my Maytag all freezer went south and I saw the $$$ on the replacement I put in a universal I had. Only issue was rotation of blade.

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