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Old 04-22-2014, 11:29 AM   #15
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The partial solution has been to replace the original fan with ones which make less noise and use less power. I have gone one step farther by directly venting the boiler heat and propane gasses from the top of the refrigerator directly to the outside so they don't add to the heat which must be eliminated by the fan in the compartment.
I want to post that in getting the FC out this week I noted a discolored spot on the upper refrigerator vent cover. It turns out that my direct venting of the boiler heat to the outside vent was/is hot enough to damage the clear coat on the vent cover.

So, anyone following in my footsteps needs to be aware of that possible disadvantage. I don't intend to change my system but I sure don't want anyone else to do it not understanding what I have just now found.

I made another post on the subject, with a photo and am trying to find that post so I can make a similar statement there.
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Old 08-27-2014, 05:06 PM   #16
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Cooling fan

Yesterday we had to take our airstream to have the AC repalced and turned off the fridge for the 2 hr journey and while in the shop. . The cooling fan stayed on and was still running when we left the unit. Should the fan be on even when the fridge is off (gas also) ?
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Old 08-27-2014, 05:27 PM   #17
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No, the fan is thermostatically controlled with a Klixon switch on one of the cooling fins. I don't know what temperature at which it operates, but it should be high enough so it is never on when the refrigerator is not running. I think you have a defective thermostat in the fan circuit.
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Thanks . We have a 2012 23fb international Serenity which is new to us. Any idea where the thermostat is located? Had a quick look in the out side upper compartment and recognized only the fan ? We are in S Fl and the temps are in the 90's and high 70's at night.
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Old 08-27-2014, 06:34 PM   #19
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There are two solutions (IMHO) to the "cooling" fan in the 23 as far as I'm concerned.

1. When camping and the noise is bothersome, go out and remove one of the bayonet clips that supply 12v.

2. Install a cutoff switch in the closet next to the microwave and tie it in to the fan which is behind the microwave.
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Old 08-27-2014, 07:31 PM   #20
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Thanks . We have a 2012 23fb international Serenity which is new to us. Any idea where the thermostat is located? Had a quick look in the out side upper compartment and recognized only the fan ? We are in S Fl and the temps are in the 90's and high 70's at night.
On my 2014 FC 20, when you lift the upper vent you can see the fan and the wires which go to it. One of them goes to a little round device with ears on it. That is screwed to one of the fins on the upper right side of the uppermost coils on the unit. On mine, that is the thermostat. Mine also has a switch with light on it inside, so the fan can be turned on and off manually, assuming the thermostat says it is warm enough.

Now, your 23 may be different, and I understand that not all rigs with a fan had a switch inside to turn it on and off.
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been reading all the issues on the reffer fans. I turned off my refrig. and the fan still ran. it runs all the time while trailer is plugged into A/C voltage. we just bought this ( 2012 Int'l 25') and the orig owner said he has replaced 2 fans. this one ( 3rd one) just quit. tell me where the cut off swt is that is inside the trailer. is there a place to buy these fans?
thanks in advance for your help.
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