Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 03-01-2020, 09:28 AM   #1
tracys66
 
2015 25' Flying Cloud
Mandan , North Dakota
Join Date: Apr 2015
Posts: 4
Refrigerator cooling fan noise

Does anyone have any quick fix remedies for quieting down the fan vibration noise from the cooling fan behind the refrigerator? It drives me crazy at night!
__________________

tracys66 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2020, 03:55 PM   #2
New Member
 
2019 25' Flying Cloud
Byron Center , Michigan
Join Date: May 2019
Posts: 3
Our dealer installed a separate switch so we can turn it off at night. Our fan has a high pitched whine. Airstream is aware of the problem, as it was their recommended fix.
__________________

2travelers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2020, 04:00 PM   #3
Rivet Master
 
Ray Eklund's Avatar
 
2019 27' International
2014 25' International
2006 23' Safari SE
Boulder City , Nevada
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 3,674
Quote:
Originally Posted by tracys66 View Post
Does anyone have any quick fix remedies for quieting down the fan vibration noise from the cooling fan behind the refrigerator? It drives me crazy at night!
*****
Go to the Forum: Interior Restoration
Then to: Refrigerators

An excellent thread is being... kicked around and abused.

You can sell your current trailer and get one using the ceiling vent. Was one option.

Other options were not as extreme, but not a permanent cure, although decent improvements. Made less noise for more costs and you will still go crazy. I did the same mistake of having a Dometic with fans with TWO Airstreams. This last Airstream... NO Fan.
__________________
Human Bean
Ray Eklund is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2020, 05:04 PM   #4
Rivet Master
 
airdreamers's Avatar
 
2008 27' International FB
Venice , Florida
Join Date: May 2009
Posts: 672
Images: 14
If you can readily access the fan to the rear of the frig compartment, remove the mounting screws and insert a rubber washer with a metal washer on either side of the fan bracket. Once that is done use a locking nut to secure the screw. Good luck!
__________________
Bill and Janice, We're lovin' it! (Airstreaming)

Airdreamers

WBCCI #8880
AIR #41310
airdreamers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-01-2020, 06:12 PM   #5
Rivet Master
 
2019 25' International
Providence , Rhode Island
Join Date: Aug 2018
Posts: 507
I did it one better......check out my thread here:

https://www.airforums.com/forums/f37...ge-196252.html
kittmaster is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2020, 10:32 AM   #6
Stay CazuaL
 
cazual6's Avatar

 
2018 25' Flying Cloud
2014 19' Flying Cloud
Reseda , California
Join Date: Aug 2014
Posts: 829
Images: 1
It drove me crazy too.

I removed it and replaced it with three quieter fans. I know am not suppose to post from other links, but I am not able to download pictures.

Here is the link to see what I did.

https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?...1572196&type=3
__________________
"No job is so simple that it cannot be done wrong."
"Everyone is entitled to be stupid, but some abuse the privilege."
"Either I will find a way, or I will make one."
WBCCI 9164
cazual6 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2020, 12:26 PM   #7
1 Rivet Member
 
2017 25' Flying Cloud
Poulsbo , Washington
Join Date: Apr 2017
Posts: 9
Same issue and easy fix

Quote:
Originally Posted by tracys66 View Post
Does anyone have any quick fix remedies for quieting down the fan vibration noise from the cooling fan behind the refrigerator? It drives me crazy at night!

I had the same issue when we picked up our 2017 FC 25RTB. That whine drove us nuts at night! I found the solution right here on the forum and it worked great. Basically, I opened the outside vent cover and detached the fan and suspended it off the bracket. Easy - just center and attach the fan using zip ties and some thin bungie cord to the 4 corners of the inside opening so it floats. The whine was the fan vibrating against the metal holding bracket and that was the whole problem. Now with the floating fan, the refrigerator is basically silent and even works more efficiently. It looks strange, but who cares? Or - just insulate the fan itself somehow from the holding bracket - metal on metal is bad. Get creative!

Check the threads for more information. I will subscribe to this link and send a photo if you are still looking after a few days.

-------------------------
2017 FC RTB
2019 F150 Platinum
dford77 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2020, 12:33 PM   #8
Rivet Master
 
waninae39's Avatar

 
2017 22' Sport
NCR , Ontario
Join Date: Feb 2017
Posts: 1,833
we use two quiet Muffin fans from an old computer.
they dont have to run very fast , just enough to move air.

an easy way to slow them down is to run them in series, thus each fan only sees 6v, vs 12v in parallel
waninae39 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 03-02-2020, 08:48 PM   #9
HDDEERING
 
2020 28' Flying Cloud
Alamogordo , New Mexico
Join Date: Nov 2015
Posts: 4
Did the same as above, rubber mounted the fan. worked well.
__________________

hddeering is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Noisy Refrigerator Cooling Fan short stuff Refrigerators 49 02-25-2020 12:16 PM
Refrigerator Cooling Fan Viggen General Appliance Topics 1 09-16-2019 04:49 PM
Cooling Fan - Refrigerator rkoepsell Electronics & Connectivity 20 09-02-2014 01:54 PM
Motor noise vs fan noise vs overdrive question SebasSF Mechanics Corner - Engines, Transmission & More... 25 12-15-2013 11:18 AM
Dometic cooling fan noise dlb435 Refrigerators 10 06-24-2009 07:48 AM


Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by the Airstream, Inc. or any of its affiliates. Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.



All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:13 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2020, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.