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Old 06-24-2015, 10:29 AM   #15
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[QUOTE=richw46;1641466]I don't know if you saw my post in the other thread, posting it again.

Thanks Rich, I did.

The website address is changed after you posted onto the Forum. I managed to find the $9.75 source, contacted Dometic without help and then could not access the source again believing Dometic could send me a replacement.

I found on Ebay a seller had the same Snap Disc for sale for half the price and a third of the shipping.

I sent an email to Rodale at info@rodaletech.com about the F40-15C and am awaiting reply for their opinion.

With a price range of $4.93 to $52.00... for such a simple part, it makes you wonder.
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Old 06-24-2015, 03:44 PM   #16
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Airstream Jackson Center part number(s)

The complete Rodale fan, brackets, wiring, switch and "limit switch" is #690394.

The "Limit Switch" is Airstreams' name for Snap Switch, etc. #690394-100.

I have the illustrations of the set and the limit switch to compare from Airstream Jackson Center. They are sending me a replacement limit switch. This appears to be the part I have been seeking.

Airstream representatives found the part I needed quickly. Dometic needed me to provide a part number as it is not in their parts manual for the refrigerator. Royale is looking into it and needed me to send some photographs of the switch and have not responded as of now.

I am also expecting the names of one or two suppliers of this "switch" from the parts department of Airstream. Next time... I am calling Airstream Jackson Center... FIRST.

I hope that my stumbling around to find a replacement helped at least one person. I thank richw46 for the most comprehensive response.

I read about "noisy fan operation" on another Thread title. Since you have gone to this length to follow this Thread, I discovered an unusual sound from my fan and found the source of some very odd vibrating and buzzing sounds. You would be led to believe the fan was going bad with this very noticeable vibrating buzz.

There are two wires running from the fan to the "limit switch". This wire goes over the sharp fins of the Dometic cooling fans and is protected with a large, too large I think, black plastic sheath to protect the two wires from abrasion. This will sag and barely touch the fan frame. When the fan is operating, you think it is the FAN, but the culprit is this plastic, barely touching the edge of the fan's framing. I pushed this plastic sheath back up and over the cooling fins and the noise stopped in the process.

This was discovered when checking the "limit switch". Two problems solved at the same time.
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Old 06-24-2015, 04:01 PM   #17
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Ray, I went round and round about this switch six months ago. I confirmed with Airstream that their part number is 690394-100 and confirmed with a Dometic rep that their part number is 3104723.006. I have seen prices on the limit switch as high as $69.99 and as low as $39.99. These switches look alike but their temperature limits are what is important. Hope you solved your issue. I had to put an inline on/switch to turn it off at night.
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How can a $4.93 part also become a $72.00 part?

Ordered the F40-15C Therm o Disc, Snap Switch and other names others use for this item. $4.93 and $2.54 shipping via padded envelope, First Class. Well packed under 3 ounces from Steve Fitzmaurice, Harbor City Electric, Harbor City, CA. Total cost $7.47 on my Pay Pal account. Ordered 6-23 and arrived here 6-27.

This Therm-o-Disc when orientated like the one mounted to the fin of my Dometic is exactly the same, printing and manufacturing components. It is about the diameter of a dime, .75 inch. The packing weighs two or three times that of the switch.

I believe that by confusing the names of this part, prices vary according to the ignorance of the person needing this part... like myself.

I will be leaving for New Mexico and will see how the original operates before installing this one. If the original runs the fan full time, again... I will swap this one out and let it hang on the installation wires. Airstream Jackson Center said they were getting a switch for me. We will see how that comes through.

What is bothersome is the cost variance of this simple unit. This switch held side by side is printed the same on the black edge and if I have to remove the original, I will weigh both on my gold scale down to a cat whisker for any difference. I plan to have at least ONE and maybe TWO spares so not to run my batteries down with the fan running full time, needed or not needed.
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Thank you Gretchen at Airstream JC.

Received the replacement Limit Switch #3107930.004 today. It has a white body with a printed information on the top of the chrome cap. Made in the 51st State. This will give me the opportunity to see how the old switch is operating next week and have a replacement if it continues to run full time.
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