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Old 12-18-2006, 04:14 AM   #1
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I suspect non working cooling fans since I have NEVER heard any fan noise, even in blistering heat, and have less than good cooling on hot days.
Does anyone know of a way to test fan operation without the apparent big job of pulling the refer out? It is not in a slide and only has one lower outside access panel
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I suspect non working cooling fans since I have NEVER heard any fan noise, even in blistering heat, and have less than good cooling on hot days.
Does anyone know of a way to test fan operation without the apparent big job of pulling the refer out? It is not in a slide and only has one lower outside access panel
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Old 12-18-2006, 05:28 AM   #3
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Larry there should be two outside panels behind the frig, a lower and an upper. The upper is where the fan to draw the hot air out is located. I've never even opened an upper to see whats there but I would in your case do that. I doubt you only have one outside panel, right?

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Old 12-18-2006, 06:06 AM   #4
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Hi Larry -

Mine have never been very loud, I had to do some sleuthing the first time I heard them running to determine what/where the noise was coming from. The fans are located approx 1/2 way up the frig (obviously in a most-inaccessible spot) near the coils. I tried to reach up but couldn't even touch mine. A lite and mirror would probably be needed to see 'em.

I remember seeing somewhere about how to either force them ON or at least do some voltage/resistance checks to see if they are working. But can't find it now. Perhaps we'll have someone else chime in here?....

All that said, I just realized I haven't heard mine in awhile, now I need to go looking for them too.

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If you have a portable electric heater place at your bottom vent aim up and turn on high you should hear fans come on.
This is how I check mine every spring before loading up fridge for new season.
Your upper vent may give you access to thermal switch and you can see if you have a piece of metal up there to deflect the heat out of the upper vent. Some people have added the deflector themselves.
If you fridge is not on slide than you have to take off roof vent cover.
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Nut....wrong.....Only one panel....low
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Old 12-18-2006, 10:20 AM   #7
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Peter and Roger....

Larry has a ROOF vent for his upper vent,not a lower and upper side vent like Peter and I have...

Not having the upper side vent prevents him from seeing the fans as we do.
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Thanks Bob. Funny, not only do I have two on this coach but also had two on my DSDP. I guess it depends on the floor plan or slide positions.

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Still check out fans you should hear them.
Bob when they pulled your fridge out could you see the fans or were they still in vent channel.
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You're exactly right......most vent issues are floor plan generated....

Our refrigerators do not have the proper "deflector" over the condenser to deflect the air flow diagonally out the upper opening, which causes the air to "swirl" at the top of the 90 degree opening.

This has been reported by John Howard himself to Newmar and I was told they were working on and R and D "fix" for the future....

With my luck with R and D departments, I guess we'd be ready to see "real improvements" in the 2010 model year?
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Bob you missed my question we posted same time.
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Roger,with my totally side vented refrigerator the vent fans are mounted to the back of the refrigerator just below the uppper vent.
You have to physically peer down toward the ground from the upper vent opening to see the two fans.

The fans wires go directly to the end of the condenser and are both attached to the thermal disc that is on the end of the condenser...

I've learned WAY TOO MUCH about this coach....
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Came across this in an old PM....

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Thanks Bob, haven't we all learned but its better to get it out now than a couple years down the road.
I will check how mine look when I get up on that roof next time.
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