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Old 08-15-2013, 10:18 PM   #1
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found a cure for my fridge icing up!

Forgot to latch it and the door popped open an inch or two on a 130 mile move and all the ice melted off the fins, problem solved, Haha!
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Old 08-16-2013, 04:12 AM   #2
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There's usually two ways to do anything. Thanks for sharing .
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Jokes aside, I was told by someone at CW that one of those battery powered fans in the fridge help keep the ice under control. I never did buy one though.
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Old 08-16-2013, 06:22 AM   #4
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Actually a computer fan 12v available at any store like Best Buy mounted in your refrigerator using power from the light switch (which is always "hot") rids you of ice build up and makes the temperatures in the fridge even throughout the interior. Neatest effective handy improvement ever and I learned it here on IRV2
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We put one of these in 2 years ago and haven't seen frost or ice since.

http://item.mobileweb.ebay.com/viewi...d=251249584124
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Old 08-16-2013, 11:15 AM   #6
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Yea I've heard about the fan fix but I don't really want to lose any more space. It's small enough in there already! might have to do it though. Wonder if I got a smaller one and mounted it on the bottom instead of the front if it would be as effective or if it would get wet and short out.
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Hard Drive Cooler

If you're at all tech oriented you can find a dual fan hard drive cooler on eBay for under $5 and be a little inventive about how you attach it to the fins.

Or even better go with a single 230mm case fan. Cost more, but they move more air at low RPM and are virtually silent.
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In my case, the fan has been a big help. I bought one of those small battery powered ones from CW a few years ago and it seems to do the job and helps circulate air in the fridge.
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In my case, the fan has been a big help. I bought one of those small battery powered ones from CW a few years ago and it seems to do the job and helps circulate air in the fridge.
X2! Ours is over 10 years old and still works fine. Uses 2 "D" batteries every 6 mos. if you remove the batteries when the frig is off. Another plus, you may move it wherever you find a blank spot on a shelf.
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X2! Ours is over 10 years old and still works fine. Uses 2 "D" batteries every 6 mos. if you remove the batteries when the frig is off. Another plus, you may move it wherever you find a blank spot on a shelf.
Sounds great for old technology, but why not put a fan in that runs off the 12v control system of the fridge? Never mind, I do the same with other things
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Jokes aside, I was told by someone at CW that one of those battery powered fans in the fridge help keep the ice under control. I never did buy one though.
I've been using them for years. Due to the down size from a double door fridge when we got rid of our larger older unit, I ended up with four of the battery powered fans, so I use two in the freezer and two in the fridge. No build up and fridge and freezer stays cold.
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We have a Domestic 1292 fridge, it is pretty good size. The five inch computer fan cost me about fifteen bucks and I put it in with Velcro. It lays right against the cooling fins in the back so it takes up no real room. I ran the wires on the side down to the light and an easy hook up there has it running all the time virtually silent.

I know a three inch fan of the same type would be plenty to cause the required movement of air; smaller still. Small investment of time and money for such huge positive results.
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If you're at all tech oriented you can find a dual fan hard drive cooler on eBay for under $5 and be a little inventive about how you attach it to the fins.

Or even better go with a single 230mm case fan. Cost more, but they move more air at low RPM and are virtually silent.
Oh ya, I build my own computers and have about 4 old towers I never use anymore lying around so I know I have a fan that would work, it's just finding the time and actually doing it, lol!
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