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Old 03-14-2011, 10:51 PM   #1
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Loose wire in outside fridge area

Working toward de-winterizing MH for summer use and while hooking up the water lines for the Ice Maker i noticed a line just hanging down with the bare end just wrapped around another wire just to keep it from hanging down. I look further at the line and i noticed it had an Inline fuse holder with a fuse in it. I am wondering what this line was for and my guess was it was once hooked up to a fan to cool the outside frig area. Any one know for sure. A Dometic frig on a tradewinds 2000, model 7373. I was thinking about putting a computer type fan in it anyway that is 12 volts, but i was not sure what lines to hook it up to where it would go off when the frig was off. Well, this was supposed to be fixed by the dealer i purchased it from, but i didnt know what to look for in the frig area, and they got me on this. In other words they checked off on a sheet that the frig was working just fine. PROBLEMS. Rivrduk
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Old 03-15-2011, 03:52 AM   #2
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If th fridge works properly not really a problem. Like you say could have been an extra fan, a lot of coaches with the fridge in the slideout need the extra air circulation to work like they should. I would however make sure the end of the wire is taped up good. Also you can look in your owners manual it should have the wireing for the fridge, if not give Dometic customer service a call they will be glad to help you.
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Old 03-15-2011, 04:56 AM   #3
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I would investigate further. If it has a fan I would want to make sure it is working properly. Is it in a slide or do you have two side vents. If you do have two side vents remove the top one and check the fan to see if thats where the wire goes. You should be able to check the fan with a hair dryer on the thermostat.
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Old 03-16-2011, 10:26 AM   #4
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"A Dometic frig on a tradewinds 2000, model 7373. I was thinking about putting a computer type fan in it anyway that is 12 volts, but i was not sure what lines to hook it up to where it would go off when the frig was off."

I installed one inside my Dometic. I tapped into the wiring inside the the light fixture.

A little experimentation with the connections and you can tell when the fan comes on as the door closes and goes off when the door opens. The reverse sequence to the light itself.

The wire you describe likely would not be used for an inside the refer fan.
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