GE PYE22KSKISS EVAPORATOR FAN


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Hi, the evaporator fan started to get very noisy in this fridge, it’s a GE profile French door bottom freezer counter depth design. I changed the fan but I wanted to confirm which way it should blow. As I installed it, it draws air over the evaporator and blows it upward, exiting at the vents in the back of the fridge near the top. I think this is correct but wanted to confirm.

On another note, I noticed it making the same noise again as the old one. I reused the rubber isolator from the old fan but maybe I should have renewed that too? I kinda thumped on the panel the fan resides behind and the noise immediately stopped, at least for now. What is making the noise if it’s not the fan itself? Thanks for any advice.

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Can you confirm if you purchased part#WR60X25858?





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Admin - 10/18/2020 4:12:27 AM
Can you confirm if you purchased part#WR60X25858?


The part I installed is WR60X29099, which is the part number that appears in the parts fiche of this and other websites for this model number refrigerator.  The part number I removed was different however; WR60X26866.  Besides the noise, which has completely stopped since I thumped on the panel a couple days ago, I'm also very keen to confirm that I have it blowing in the correct direction. Thanks for any help.

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Sounds like you got a bad fan motor.. i see it is correct for the model so i would just go back to the place you purchased it and let them know what is going on, if they have tech assistance they should be able to determine what the issue is or if its just a defective fan motor





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Admin - 10/19/2020 2:34:12 PM
Sounds like you got a bad fan motor.. i see it is correct for the model so i would just go back to the place you purchased it and let them know what is going on, if they have tech assistance they should be able to determine what the issue is or if its just a defective fan motor


Thanks for the reply. 

As it's being quiet for now, I'll take a wait and see approach for now. I had the thought that it might be touching the panel somehow, though the rubber isolator should prevent that.

Can you confirm which direction it should blow?  Since I had to unplug the fridge before working on it I was unable to (and didn't think to) confirm the direction of the fan so I failed to notice which way the little arrow was oriented. Thanks again.

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I'm sorry, i thought you said it "stopped working"  that info for this fan motor is not listed anywhere. I checked a few other appliance places and there is no reference to the direction the fan should blow either





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Admin - 10/19/2020 5:34:26 PM
I'm sorry, i thought you said it "stopped working"  that info for this fan motor is not listed anywhere. I checked a few other appliance places and there is no reference to the direction the fan should blow either


It's working but it was making noise initially, seems OK for now though. The reason I replaced it was because of the noise the old one was making.  It was still working just god awful loudly.  Regarding direction of the fan, logically thinking it seems like it should pull cold air off of the evaporator and distribute it upward to outlets near the top rear of the cabinet so that's how I have it set up. Everything seems to be staying nice and cool so this makes sense and seems to be correct. I just couldn't find any confirmation. Thanks again for the reply

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No problem and you are correct here, evaporator fans pull air across coils pushing the cold air through a vent and out to the main space of the compartment, pushing the other way as you mentioned would not be logical and/or efficient so it sounds like you have it setup correctly.





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Admin - 10/19/2020 8:36:20 PM
o problem and you are correct here, evaporator fans pull air across coils pushing the cold air through a vent and out to the main space of the compartment, pushing the other way as you mentioned would not be logical and/or efficient so it sounds like you have it setup correctly.


Well, even though it seems to be installed correctly, I’m still getting a loud buzz/rattle noise periodically that sounds like it’s coming from the evaporator fan location. It gets louder when I open the door. I can also feel the vibration when touching that panel while it’s making that noise. What are the odds of two bad fans? This is very frustrating. I noticed there’s a second fan built into the left side of the evaporator cover. Hard to tell where the sound is coming from but it seems mor centrally located. Could that be the source?
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one thing you can do is unplug one of the fans and see if the noise stops, if not, try the other fan same thing
Unfortunately we at the repair forum cannot help with these types of diagnosis because it requires a person to be there at the appliance tracking down where the noise comes from.







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