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Old 05-30-2016, 03:54 PM   #1
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Noisy Refrigerator Cooling Fan

Just bought a 16 16' Bambi and on the maiden voyage the refrigerator fan was so loud we had to turn it off. Any help on a way to silence it?
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Old 05-30-2016, 04:11 PM   #2
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Easiest way is to get a good cooling fan for a computer, and replace the factory fan with it.
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Old 05-30-2016, 04:28 PM   #3
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When I get the old fan out will it have the specs on it? and if so will the replacement have to match or can it have a higher rating? sorry if that's a stupid ? just don't do much electrical.
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Old 05-30-2016, 05:05 PM   #4
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Old 05-30-2016, 05:19 PM   #5
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What? I can't hear you, my refrigerator fan is too loud.

Really, it's an easy fix, read the threads.
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Old 05-30-2016, 05:29 PM   #6
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That is awesome!1 Thankyou all very much. My wife will be very happy now
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Old 05-31-2016, 11:27 AM   #7
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AWCHIEF's link was the basis for my fan swap out decision. It's very long and was started in 2004 I believe and involves a lot of different models.


Here is a link to the 20's thread with my post and pics # #711 and discussion continuing for a few pages.


http://www.airforums.com/forums/f516...ml#post1774433

I tried to stay away from posting such detailed instructions as I found that the swap was pretty intuitive, once the new fan wires were ID'd. I also stayed away from the flashing some folks opted for, and I found was not needed, nor was a 2nd fan as some opted for. For me, it's probably the easiest mod that had the greatest results. If you have any questions, its still pretty fresh in my head.

BTW in our 20 we have two doors and I found when in camp, I open the upper door (with the fan) it cools down even quicker. also comments #836



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I simply wired mine directly to the switch inside door......works great
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We put a quiet computer fan in, can't hear it. But if you simply prop the upper fridge hatch open for better air circulation, you really don't need to run it. Of course parking the trailer to keep that side in the shade and the will help greatly.
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....BTW in our 20 we have two doors and I found when in camp, I open the upper door (with the fan) it cools down even quicker. also comments #836


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I give credit to Doug (dkottum) for his suggestion in another thread (lost track) of opening the upper door. Granted Ele runs cooler the when on gas, but when I opened he door, the fan turned off in 2-3 minutes. Almost as good as not even hearing the new fan when it is running.

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I give credit to Doug (dkottum) for his suggestion in another thread (lost track) of opening the upper door. Granted Ele runs cooler the when on gas, but when I opened he door, the fan turned off in 2-3 minutes. Almost as good as not even hearing the new fan when it is running.

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SilverGate props open both refrig exterior hatches (upper & lower) with inexpensive clothes hangers when wanting to maximize the efficiency of the refrigerator's cooling ability especially during hot days.

In addition, a simple switch was added to make sure the fan does not turn on at night when camping!
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The plastic vents on our 16 Sports, which are not hinged, are held on by “push pins”. The slots in those pins are not there so that a flat head screw driver can be used to twist them like you use the key on the water inlet cam lock. They allow you to squeeze the pin so that it can be pulled out 3/8 inch or so. (You can goggle automotive push pin for a visual). The paint on the pins chips easily, so you may want to tape your pliers. I’m not a fabricator, so I just zip-tied to two computer fans (Noctua 120mm, NF-S12A FLX) to a 1”x1” about 12 “ long and screwed it the same wood as the original fan. It is solid. I also added a switch (Keep It Clean SW16R Red 25 Amp/12V Square Framed LED Rocker Switch ) which I located in the rear of the cabinet under the sink. It’s not really necessary as the fans are so quiet and draw so little current.

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SilverGate props open both refrig exterior hatches (upper & lower) with inexpensive clothes hangers when wanting to maximize the efficiency of the refrigerator's cooling ability especially during hot days.

In addition, a simple switch was added to make sure the fan does not turn on at night when camping!

Silvergate, my apologies. Right thread, wrong credit.

To restate, I give credit to Silvergate for his suggestion in another thread (lost track) of opening the upper door. How could I forget the engineering on the opener.

Not only lost track of the thread, I've lost some memory..cept for some fading memories of Switzer Canyon, El Indio and surfing at Dog Beach, before it was so named.

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Silvergate, my apologies. Right thread, wrong credit.

To restate, I give credit to Silvergate for his suggestion in another thread (lost track) of opening the upper door. How could I forget the engineering on the opener.

Not only lost track of the thread, I've lost some memory..cept for some fading memories of Switzer Canyon, El Indio and surfing at Dog Beach, before it was so named.

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Thanks, Bob, for the credit and notes on my engineering (clothes hanger... demonstrating less is more).

I also have memories of eating burritos at El Indio and going to Black's Beach (where less is also more)!

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