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Old 06-05-2011, 08:28 AM   #1
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Added another fan to the fridge

Last year, our fridge was having trouble getting cool and recovering from the door being opened. I installed a cooling fin fan last year and it helped distribute the cool air inside the fridge.



Since the cooling unit was having difficulties, this fan couldn't do as much as it would have.

I finally decided to install a fan, in the back of the fridge and see how it went. JohnB installed a fan in his fridge, but I decided to use a slightly different fan. I also haven't yet obtained the thermostat, to control it. Right now, mine runs constantly. The fan I used, is mounted at the top of the outside of the fridge opening. It is only one inch thick and blows straight up. Here's a pic of the fan I used:


It pulls the air directly from outside and blows it up through the cooling unit. I forgot to take a pic of it installed but I'll get one soon..

After putting the fan in, our temps got up to 96* with high humidity. I'm happy to report, that our inside fridge temp was sitting at 33-34*! The difference is amazing!
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Old 06-05-2011, 09:57 AM   #2
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GREAT!!! It is amazing what the stack vent fans can do for these fridges. Seeing is believing.

One would think that Dometic would just plan install them from day 1. It enhances the operation so much.

Glad your on the cool side now

John

PS We will be patiently waiting on the install pics.... We want pics, we want pics....
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Yes great ideal I put two small computer fans on my Toyota MH under the condenser coils made all the difference in the world most likely will do the same with the T1700 they draw very little current so it's great for off grid camping.
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A couple of years ago I also installed a fan in the outside coils of the fridge - when camped in very hot humid or very sunny locations it does help the fridge cool --- i agree with John B - why don't they simply add a fan unit at manufacture - please what would the additional cost be - $5.00!

I have one of those small battery operated fans inside the fridge as well - thought of adding a permanent fan - but not sure where to pull the power from without drilling through the back of the fridge and well not too keen on that.
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not sure where to pull the power from without drilling through the back of the fridge and well not too keen on that.
I installed a set of inside fans and pulled the power from the fridge's light.

HERE is the thread, where I installed it..
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I've seen ads for those coil fans which are solar powered. It sounds good and being a dry camper I'm interested. Anyone have any info?
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I've seen ads for those coil fans which are solar powered. It sounds good and being a dry camper I'm interested. Anyone have any info?
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Pat (EMAM) installed that Camco solar powered one. I can't find his post right now but I know there is one. It might be in the modification forum

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