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Old 10-02-2011, 04:54 PM   #1
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Quick answer needed refrigerator fan

Hopefully someone will have a quick answer for this.

Just got home and cleaning up AS to put back in storage. No shore power connected, battery switch to store mode, gas turned off but the 12v fan on the refrigerator in the street side access hatch is still running?

ive toggled the dometic on off switch several times but nothing.

Any ideas?

when we went to pick up the AS on Thursday batteries were dead but by the time we got home today they were recharged to about 3/4 according to micropulse.


is my best bet to just disconnect the batteries while it is in storage?

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Old 10-02-2011, 04:59 PM   #2
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Hopefully someone will have a quick answer for this.

Just got home and cleaning up AS to put back in storage. No shore power connected, battery switch to store mode, gas turned off but the 12v fan on the refrigerator in the street side access hatch is still running?

ive toggled the dometic on off switch several times but nothing.

Any ideas?

when we went to pick up the AS on Thursday batteries were dead but by the time we got home today they were recharged to about 3/4 according to micropulse.


is my best bet to just disconnect the batteries while it is in storage?

thanks
Dana
By all means, disconnect the batteries, and put them in a warm place, so they don't freeze.

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Old 10-02-2011, 05:03 PM   #3
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Thanks Andy

no chance of freezing yet here in Texas.... will be going out again in mid october. will disconnect and then try to figure out what's going on as i have more time.... just didnt want to go get the AS out of storage in a couple of weeks and have discharged batteries from refrig fan

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Old 10-02-2011, 05:05 PM   #4
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Maybe disconnect one of the wires to the fan?
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Old 10-02-2011, 06:29 PM   #5
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the CO detector also is "always on".
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Was the fridge recently on? If it was then the temperature sensing switch still showed a need for the fan to cool the coils - once they cool the fan will (should) go off. On later models like yours a switch was added to turn off the fan while camping. If one was not installed then it's very easy to do. Get a toggle switch from Home Depot and insert the switch in one of the lines to the fan. Then you can turn it of whenever you want to.
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Old 10-02-2011, 09:17 PM   #7
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Update:

Tried disconnecting the batteries and it shut off the fan, but had to reconnect so that i could operate the jack when we got back to storage. Storage is a 40 min ute drive from the house and by the time we got there, the fan had stopped running even though the batteries were still connected. But I went ahead and disconnected the batteries... just in case.

Clancy_boy it would appear that your answer is most likely the reason the fan was still running after we came home from our two days of camping during which the refrigerator was on.....

Will still probably need to get refrig checked because it appears to work well on gas, but no sure that it does with shore power...... or maybe it just takes a really long time to cool down on shore power.

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