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Old 05-05-2016, 09:20 AM   #1
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fan keeps running

After I turn off my refrigerator, the fan keeps running. This last time it ran for a couple of hours, so I disconnected the battery and it quit. Why does the fan keep running and what should I do next time?

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Old 05-05-2016, 09:56 AM   #2
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I'm not sure about the newer AS but on mine the fan's power is independent of the fridge. In the outside compartment where the fan is, the power is connected to the button temp sensing switch. When it gets hot enough the switch closes and powers the fan to move the warm air out so cooler air can get in and cool the fins on the back of the fridge. When the temp in low enough the button opens the switch and the fan stops.

I think if you put the Use/Store in Store, the fan will go off. You can put an ice cube on the button switch and that will stop it too.


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Old 05-05-2016, 10:03 AM   #3
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Thanks. Will check it out.
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Old 05-05-2016, 10:07 AM   #4
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The thermostat switch for the fan is located close to the tubing that exits the boiler tube. The tubing will continue to stay hot and will eventually cool down and the thermostat will turn off the fan. Turning the Use/Store to Store will turn off the power to the fan. Another thing you could do is put a switch on the power line to the fan. You might find the fridge in works well enough without a fan until the hot weather arrives.

I had a fridge fan in my Casita trailer which had a 4cu/ft fridge and I never used the fan as I didn't see any performance increase even in the hottest weather.

Just remember these absorption fridges are not that efficient and you need to get in and out of the fridge fast because they don't recover like compression driven fridges. I usually carry a cooler to keep drinks in warmer weather months. When its summer I keep the fridge on the highest setting. In Spring/Fall I turn it down to 4 or 3 to maintain the 37-40F.

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