Originally Posted by SarahW
This sounds like a good idea. Wonder why the manufacturers don't include this fan if it is an improvement?
Does anyone know whether this installation will void the warranty on a new appliance? Thanks.
I checked the fan before modifying it to be sure it worked. I doubt it would be returnable once I got through drilling holes in it. The fan is $15 (shipping included) from ebay and modification is a cheap risk. As far as the fridge itself, there's no real installation other than attaching an alligator clip to the cooling fins and attaching a wire to a 12v source.
I believe the fellow that sells the product buys computer fans in bulk and adapts them for use in an RV. Probably not cost effective for him to put a molded screen on every one. And the fridge manufacturer will never do it for cost reasons (not good reasons, just cost reasons). The screen cost almost as much as the fan but for me it was a surplus item that I had used for its original purpose for six years before recycling it for this use.