Assistance please-Can't determine what motor/fan I need.


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Old 10-29-16, 03:43 AM
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Assistance please-Can't determine what motor/fan I need.

[RESOLVED] - Thanks for the help.

Below are pictures of the fan/motor assembly for the freezer.
Also the label for the fridge.
Numbers on back of fan/motor; I don't know what set of numbers I am to look for on the Internet as a matched replacement for this fan/motor assembly.
The picture of the fan/motor indicated by the arrow. The fan spins too freely and wobbles making a noise constantly. At first when I took it out of the freezer compartment I just though maybe it came loose from the bracket etc but it seems that the fan attached to the spindle is wobbling and not seated properly. I tried pushing the fan/blades section onto the spindle more but it does not budge. Do I have to replace the entire motor and fan assembly?

The motor seems to be fine, it is just that the fan is wobbling on the motor spindle.

Some guidance would be appreciated.

Thanks

Label information for the motor fan/blade assembly
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Arrow indicating where the fan wobbles on the spindle
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Location where the fan/motor assembly mounts to the freezer.
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Fan/motor assembly attached to mount
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A rubber spacer-The one on the other side is missing.
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Label for fridge
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Old 10-29-16, 04:15 AM
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Here is a diagram of fridge. under cabinet. part # 613 is a fan
AMERICANA (GE) REFRIGERATOR S SERIES Parts | Model A3316ABSARWW | Sears PartsDirect
 
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Thanks, your link was very helpful!!
 
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It almost sounds like the bushings/bearings on the fan itself are shot, and need replacement; instead of the entire motor.

In my limited experience, motors die due to brushes being worn down to the point where their metallic parts or backing/springs start cutting into the armature/commutator; ultimately shorting out its functionality.

I would hope that you can just find replacement bearings or bushings to resolve the wobbling.
 
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I tend to agree with you that it is not the motor itself that needs replacing.

This is for my friend that has rental units. The fridge that makes noise is in an occupied unit. Yesterday in the empty unit I was working in I realized it has the same model fridge in it. So I think I will take out the good assembly and put it in the noisy fridge (make that tenant happy; no noise) and then take the noisy assembly back to the empty unit and take it apart piece by piece carefully and see exactly what needs to be replaced. I was able to find the parts list by the link given to me.

Thanks for your help.
 
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And because it only drives a fan, that is probably just an induction motor, which doesn't require brushes and propels itself strictly by magnetic impulses.
 
 

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