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Old 12-08-2007, 07:06 PM   #1
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Question 77 Excella refrigerator

Hi Everyone,
I purchased a 1977 Excella 500 the refrigerator had just come back from rebuilding,the owner put it back but didn't hook anything up.
There is a piece of sheet metal that holds it on the side that I can fiquire out
where it goes,but there is a small cooling fan attached to some sheet metal
that I can't fiquire out how it mounts.

The fan also has a manual switch that looks like someone stuck on it.

Could anyone tell me how to mount this fan and if I need to look into another switch , and when I am supposed to run this fan?

Any help would be appreciated.

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Old 12-08-2007, 07:37 PM   #2
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...There is a piece of sheet metal that holds it on the side that I can fiquire out where it goes,

but there is a small cooling fan attached to some sheet metal
that I can't fiquire out how it mounts.
..
Hard to imagine what the "piece of sheet metal" is without a photo or better description of its location. That being said, I've found that most of the "loose" sheet metal around the fridge is part of a baffle in the lower back that keeps the wind from blowing the fire out. Not necessary, but it's a pain to have the fridge quite as soon as you start driving.

The fans, in my experience, were added by owners who needed to get a little more performance out of the fridge in hot weather. You can mount it to blow on the exposed coils in the back of the fridge, but make sure that it doesn't impede the natural flow of air up from the bottom and out the fridge vent. Even better, mount the fan so it assists that natural flow.

As far as the switch is concerned, you can put it where you like, but I recommend a small LED indicator in a conspicuous place that will remind you it is on (maybe you can hear it, instead).

A better fan installation is one that runs on a small solar panel so it is on during the day and automatically off at night. These are normally sold to put in a car window.

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Old 12-09-2007, 09:11 AM   #3
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Thanks Zep I appreciate it this is just the first of a million questions.

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