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Offline JADsvc1

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GE refrig GTS12BBPARWW - evap fan motor
« on: October 09, 2014, 04:37:58 PM »

Calling all GE experts!

Help the Frigidaire guy out!  ::)

Working on this refrig and found bad evap fan motor, P/N WR60X10126. Turns out this motor is NLA through many sources. Wonder if anyone has a cross-reference on this motor, or better yet, tech specs on the motor so I can find a similar replacement. Can't believe there isn't something out there from another source that would work. Ref is less than 10 yrs old & great shape. Hate to tell client to trash it for an evap motor.

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Re: GE refrig GTS12BBPARWW - evap fan motor
« Reply #1 on: October 10, 2014, 03:44:03 AM »
61005935 Hmmmm looks really close..... not sure if it would fit though. i put one of these 5303918549 in a friends frige for the same issue it fit pretty close...... it works good i will say that
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Re: GE refrig GTS12BBPARWW - evap fan motor
« Reply #2 on: October 10, 2014, 08:38:45 AM »
Thanks Falcon, I will look into that and see how that works.

Have a good one!

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Re: GE refrig GTS12BBPARWW - evap fan motor
« Reply #3 on: October 10, 2014, 10:40:22 AM »
If that doesn't work, you should be able to adapt ERM670 to replace just about any evap. motor.

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Re: GE refrig GTS12BBPARWW - evap fan motor
« Reply #4 on: October 10, 2014, 11:44:55 AM »
Hi johnboy3:

Thanks   :thanks:  for that idea, however I believe this is a 12VDC motor. That was why I was asking if anyone had specs, so I could be sure. I didn't take time to measure voltage to the motor while on the call because the motor would run, then bind and stop so I figure it's a bad bearing. Plus I just didn't figure on it being NLA.

The one you mention is a 120VAC motor, right? I used to always have a few universal evap motors on me. However, there are more and more of these low volt DC motors being used, so we have to be careful to identify that. My clue was that it's a plastic case motor and uses red & black wires.

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Re: GE refrig GTS12BBPARWW - evap fan motor
« Reply #5 on: October 10, 2014, 11:56:14 AM »
Just found out that P/N 61005935 motor is also 115VAC. Pretty sure the WR60X10126 motor is 12VDC. Can anyone confirm or does anyone have service manual on this model?   :popcorn:
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Re: GE refrig GTS12BBPARWW - evap fan motor
« Reply #6 on: October 10, 2014, 12:21:36 PM »
That refrigerator is all 120 volt. Control is just a thermostat, and defrost timer is the old electromechanical type. Good luck!

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Re: GE refrig GTS12BBPARWW - evap fan motor
« Reply #7 on: October 10, 2014, 12:43:04 PM »
OK, thanks again johnboy3!

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JAD
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Re: GE refrig GTS12BBPARWW - evap fan motor
« Reply #8 on: October 10, 2014, 08:19:22 PM »
The GE Low Voltage ones generally identify themselves as such, and mostly have 4 wires (speed control).

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Re: GE refrig GTS12BBPARWW - evap fan motor
« Reply #9 on: October 11, 2014, 10:35:49 AM »
Thanks olyteddy; that was usually the case with the Frigidaire units I worked on. I questioned the voltage because I found one parts site that had listed that motor as 12VDC, however I didn't feel that it was a credible site which is why I asked for specs. Everyone says it's a standard model, so I guess I'll go with that.  O0

Wondered if you were familiar with motor kit P/N WR60X10300? This appears to be nearly identical to the WR60X10126, and is 115VAC/60 Hz. It fits model GTS12BBMARCC, which appears to be similar to the GTS12BBPARWW, but since I am not familiar with GE model nomenclature I not sure how close those models are to each other.   ???   If I go by the nomenclature guide I have from service manual 31-9073, the only differences should be year ('P' -vs- 'M') and color ('WW' -vs- 'CC') so I think that'll work.

Appreciate everyones help!  :thanks:
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Re: GE refrig GTS12BBPARWW - evap fan motor
« Reply #10 on: November 01, 2014, 04:13:18 PM »
JADsvc1 What fan motor did you use to fix this Refrigerator.

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Re: GE refrig GTS12BBPARWW - evap fan motor
« Reply #11 on: November 01, 2014, 07:25:17 PM »
WR60X10300 - Dropped right in and plugged into the harness. Called customer a few days later and all is back to normal, so I suppose that could be considered a valid replacement!  :cheers:
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Re: GE refrig GTS12BBPARWW - evap fan motor
« Reply #12 on: November 01, 2014, 07:38:22 PM »
Thats good to know.A couple a days after you posted that  N.L A evap.Fan motor a tech friend call me to see if i had that same old N.L.A evap.fan motor which i did not.Don,t know why they don,t make  it anymore.Refrigerator not that old.I do stock the one you put in.

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Re: GE refrig GTS12BBPARWW - evap fan motor
« Reply #13 on: November 01, 2014, 07:56:26 PM »
Glad that helped!  :welcome: I asked the same question. The model isn't that old and an evap fan is a main functional part, so why isn't one still available? Now, the real question is why hasn't someone at GE made a supersedure to the -300 motor since it is a direct replacement? My guess is that being a Chinese-built model, no one is paying attention to service on these units, especially the factory in China. I worked for Frigidaire's International division for 25 years (they sold US models everywhere outside North America AND purchased & resold foreign-built units) and believe me when I tell you that China does NOT pay nearly the attention to service and parts like we do here. Heck, I had to tell THEM when they had mistakes on parts for THEIR UNITS! :cheers:
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Re: GE refrig GTS12BBPARWW - evap fan motor
« Reply #14 on: November 01, 2014, 08:10:35 PM »
Yeah i just retired after working for myself after 30 years plus 7 years for G.E and about fours years for Sears back in 1973.Things are changing.Live in New Jersey Now 30 minutes From Penn.Wife a retired School Teacher.Just work here and there to get out.

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Re: GE refrig GTS12BBPARWW - evap fan motor
« Reply #15 on: November 01, 2014, 08:20:07 PM »
This is a good replacement fan motor for those junky panasonic evaporator fan motors for the may tag Refrigerator.
http://www.patriot-supply.com/products/showitem.cfm/ERP_ER61005935
http://www.aspenmfgonline.com/0-p/61005935.htm

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Re: GE refrig GTS12BBPARWW - evap fan motor
« Reply #16 on: November 01, 2014, 08:26:05 PM »
Great! Thanks!

Man, has it changed in our field! Used to be you could get functional parts for 15 - 20 years or more. In fact, I remember finding a few parts for customers for 30 year old units. In the early 1990's, I chased down a clock-timer for a 1962 Tappan 'Fabulous 400' stove in England - this thing was nuts. Sat on either a metal cabinet with doors or your own cabinets. Had a side-by-side double oven on top at eye level and a pull out cooktop drawer for the burners. I even located a bake burner for a 1959 oven for a woman in Scotland around that same time! The factory actually had one sitting in a storage room and someone was good enough to dig for me and found it. No way you'll find that stuff today. Everybody throws things out.
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Re: GE refrig GTS12BBPARWW - evap fan motor
« Reply #17 on: November 01, 2014, 08:36:15 PM »
Yeah i work for G.E in Miami and on Miami Beach and work on pink appliance.But they were build before my time.Some probably still working.Had real solid  copper wire on the ranges too.
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Re: GE refrig GTS12BBPARWW - evap fan motor
« Reply #18 on: December 11, 2014, 02:55:12 AM »
Dab,  I have one of my apartment customers - most of units still have pink appliances.    They are old as dirt but still work.   Units still have refrigerators that are mounted like cabinets on the wall (no self defrost).   Those things cool great.   Nothing cools like R-12.   Guy is cheap,   wont remodel.       They also had GE built in the counter units,   called Jamestown units.     Cooktop part of SS counter.    I believe these are about 60 years old.    Still working.     Let's see this crap their building now last 60 years.     
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Re: GE refrig GTS12BBPARWW - evap fan motor
« Reply #19 on: December 11, 2014, 02:56:08 AM »
Dab,  I have one of my apartment customers - most of units still have pink appliances.    They are old as dirt but still work.   Units still have refrigerators that are mounted like cabinets on the wall (no self defrost).   Those things cool great.   Nothing cools like R-12.   Guy is cheap,   wont remodel.       They also had GE built in the counter units,   called Jamestown units.     Cooktop part of SS counter.    I believe these are about 60 years old.    Still working.     Let's see this crap their building now last 60 years.     
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