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Posted: 08/07/12 11:59am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

We are out for the next 5 nights last night I hear the fridge making a sound like a little fan running for about a 5 count I'd did this all night about ever minute called the dealership said yeah bring it in on your way home as luck would have it the dealership is between here and home. Any way to avoid listening to it again all night would we be ok to shut fridge down at night it's around 20 degrees at night don't want to thaw all the food

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Posted: 08/07/12 12:04pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

What is make and model of fridge?
It could be the fans operating.


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Posted: 08/07/12 12:14pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Betting on the cooling fan for the converter if it's located near the fridge. Surely it's not 20 degrees inside your RV is it?


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Posted: 08/07/12 12:18pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

You won't hear it when the furnace fan starts up...


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Posted: 08/07/12 01:10pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

So that 20 degrees...that would be celius? (68*F)

fan running......
converter fan supplying cooling air due to converter heating up. How are your battery(s)?
fridge fan supplying cooling air flow to vent heat. Fridge in a slide out?

Running that much means something isn't right.
Converter working to hard.......check batteries/converter output
Fridge....fan thermostat is faulty OR way too much heat is occurring. Check for blockage/venting problems.


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We have a Dometic fridge (ours is new) and it seems to cycle like that every 5 minutes. We have blown 2 thermal fuse assemblies already. Something is not right, but we are researching the repair on our own as our dealer SUCKS and the other area dealers are booked solid until end of summer.

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Posted: 08/07/12 01:45pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I would look through this venting information. By closing up area between cooling coils and the exterior of the rig, more air will pass through making system more efficient. I installed foam board with Liquid nails to hold to exterior wall. It increased natural ventilation.
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It is a dometic modle dm2652 Rbx . We are on shore power it does the same if we switch it over to propane. We are north of Toronto Ontario high today is 30 degrees there is nothing on other then radio and fridge AC isnt on

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Posted: 08/07/12 02:55pm Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I would shut it off for just a little while and see if noise stops. If it doesn't then it is most likely the convert fan. Sometimes dust gets in the converter which causes increases in heat causing fan to operate more. It could also be a battery that is getting tired. If noise goes away then the refer needs better ventilation.
20 degrees C converters to 68 degrees F. 30 degrees C converts to 86. The refer will not stay cold very long at that temperature.

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Posted: 08/08/12 06:20am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

What about getting ice to put in the refrigerator to help keep the food cold until you can get it fixed. You will be using it as an ice box.

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