- Jul 13, 2020
- Jul 13, 2020
I got another fridge that has a good compressor!!!(I know I can hear you all cheering now) but the compressor fan motor was stuck so I pulled it out and took it apart to free it up. It was not too hard, a hit it with my hammer in the right place only ten times before it popped open like a champ. The standard exterior coils, with a slightly (6 of the commutator bars are pretty scrubbed out, but I think a small points file might fix that... Now I will ask you why do you think it was scrubbing? Well I think someone who worked for whirlpool putting these in accidentally dropped it before they put it in. The coils are in a neat little plastic holder that drops into the metal housing, and makes assembly a breeze, someone went to school. Anyway when it hit the ground it offset the plastic inside the housing, just enough to scrub the shaft, I would say less than 4 thousanths. It probably made a lot of noise when it was new, and because the plastic coil holder was not a stationary mount, but was floating in the housing, it probably rectified itself some everytime the motor turned. Now the real test of the engineers in here.... On the distal end of the shaft there is a little stainless cone clip that acts as a c-clip to hold the shaft in the housing. This clip rides on a little square piece of material that is virtually friction proof, between a felt washer, and a larger felt washer that supports the motors specs cap on the back end of the motor, covering the shaft terminator, axis clip and felt washers of course -----> For the cupidoll "What is the stuff this little square invicible board is made of and what can I replace it with?" It reminds me of circuit board. I have rebuilt these before, I always break this thing getting the clip off. I usually replace it with a couple layers of brass washer shim, but I would like to aquire some of this stuff for another day.