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Old 02-25-2011, 11:10 PM   #1
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Wink Problem with Ice Forming on Fridge Fins ? ? Try This!

Coming from an area in FL where we had high heat & humidity, we've always had issues with our refrigerator fins icing up. We tried battery operated fans and dehumidifiers to no avail.
Found this "Blue Fan" assembly on the web (on E-Bay) for around $15 about 2 months ago. It's powered off the "hot" terminal for your refrigerator light and the alligator clip on the back is the ground completing the circuit.
I put mine just under the thermistor and every 10-14 days or so I move it to the other end of the fins for about 15 minutes, then move it to the center of the fins for 15 minutes and then back under the thermistor (on the right side) until I start seeing ice forming again. Works Great !
Best $15 I've spent and no more hair dryers or scrapers
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DOMETIC NORCOLD REFRIGERATOR FAN FOR RV 12 VOLT - eBay (item 250677760674 end time Mar-02-11 14:37:30 PST)

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Old 02-26-2011, 12:51 AM   #2
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I read about this in another post and ordered one, (haven' put it on yet).
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thank you I will try one
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YUP - ours is working just fine too!

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Looks suspiciously like a Hard Drive cooler.. for $4 a piece...


Hard Drive Cooler with Dual Fans Black CF-HC2510-BK
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Looks suspiciously like a Hard Drive cooler.. for $4 a piece...


Hard Drive Cooler with Dual Fans Black CF-HC2510-BK
YUP - I plan to do a similar addition to the Dometic in our KIT 5er, but will use something even cheaper - one of these:

http://cgi.ebay.com/Computer-PC-Case...85671539088458

I'm SUCH a cheapskate...

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Usually ice buildup is caused by faulty door seals, or someone fanning the door frequently.
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Some ice build up on the frig coil is normal.

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Thanks for adding that Ken. I should have said "excessive ice buildup". Although, we have been on the road for over 3 months without ice buildup requiring defrosting. Our frig plan is just that. Plan what we want to remove, then open quickly and shut the doors. Every time a door is opened the cold air falls out, only to be replaced by warm humid air at the top.
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yes but this one comes with alligator clips and yours wont ha ha
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I have a couple in my frig --- they are hard drive fans and I purchased 4 of them for under $10.00 (direct from Hong Kong) -- did the wiring myself and now I run two of them. To show the improvement in the cooling, I turned on my frig one day last week, turned on the two fans, refrig setting at 4 and within 2 hours the temp had dropped from 69 degrees to 39 degrees. By the next morning, my freezer temp was minus 10 and the refrigerator part was a nice chilly 36 degrees.
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