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Old 05-27-2013, 01:30 PM   #41
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Domestic fridge fan at back going on for 5-6 sec and then off for 20-25 sec

It is a constant cycle. Trailer a 2010 with a Domestic frridge/freezer compartment. First time camping this season and first time we started hearing the fridge fan. Opened the back of freezer from outside the trailer, can see a fan at top near the coils that has a sensor attached. Replaced a fuse and thought the problemw as fixed then the cycle of on and off kept repeating itself. Annoying, would disconnect the fan if I thought it was ok, but not sure if there is a problem with the fan or if is the sensor that is causing the fan to repeat the cycle continuously. We removed the fuse a few times to stop the fan from coming on and then put the fuse in. It would work for a short period but once the fan cut in once it would repeat the on and off cycle. It would be ok if the fan cut in for awhile and then cut out but this short cycle appears like the fan is indecisive as if it doesn't know if it should be on or off. Does anyone else have this problem or have a solution. I may try replacing the sensor first, eventhough it is hard to reach and not sure how it is attached to the coils.

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Old 05-27-2013, 01:37 PM   #42
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Wow. Please just read the post above yours. The problem is that they put the sensor directly in the fan airflow path. Move the sensor to a fin on the edge and it should stop doing that.
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Old 05-27-2013, 01:54 PM   #43
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There are no fins on the back of the fridge. The back of the fridge has coils but there is a sensor attached to the coils on the back of the fridge. The sensor is in direct pathway of the airflow at the back of the fridge. The fan that I can see it is near the coils. I am not sure if I can get my hands up there to remove this sensor and it is maybe welded on. I maybe able to get a new sensor attached by using something to reach up to the coils and just disconnect the other sensor. Also, inside the fridge there are fins and a temperature sensor (white plastic thing you slide up and down the fin), not sure if this is the fins and sensor you are referring too. Let me know I can use all the advice I can get.
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Old 05-27-2013, 02:50 PM   #44
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I am not referring to the fins inside. It is the outside coils then (I thought they all had fins to improve their ability to dissipate heat). Yes, somehow get the sensor on the coils so that it is not directly in the airflow path.
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Old 05-27-2013, 03:08 PM   #45
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HI Barry. I had to take another look at the fridge to ensure what I was saying was correct. I do see fins on the outside but it is very high and difficult to see, I don't see a sensor there but I am not certain as I would have to take the fridge out to see for sure. There are 2 red wires attached to the fan from what looks like a sensor that is attached to the coil that I can see. Do you believe that the sensor I see on the coil is the one I need to replace?
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Old 05-27-2013, 04:33 PM   #46
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HI Barry. I had to take another look at the fridge to ensure what I was saying was correct. I do see fins on the outside but it is very high and difficult to see, I don't see a sensor there but I am not certain as I would have to take the fridge out to see for sure. There are 2 red wires attached to the fan from what looks like a sensor that is attached to the coil that I can see. Do you believe that the sensor I see on the coil is the one I need to replace?
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You can't see the finned condenser at the top of the fridge exterior nor can you reach it. Exception is if unit in slide with two doors outside. Like in case above unit was removed for access and sensor relocation. Another access is remve roof vent, again can't reach past the coil.
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Old 05-27-2013, 04:46 PM   #47
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Thanks, correct it will be hard to get at the fins in the top of the fridge unless I put the fridge out. The picture is of the fan I can see. In the picture is the little thing that has 2 red wired attached to it the sensor? If this is the sensor I need to replace I maybe able to reach the coil and cut the wires from that sensor and and attach another sensor. Thanks for your assistance. Greatly appreciated.
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Thanks, correct it will be hard to get at the fins in the top of the fridge unless I put the fridge out. The picture is of the fan I can see. In the picture is the little thing that has 2 red wired attached to it the sensor? If this is the sensor I need to replace I maybe able to reach the coil and cut the wires from that sensor and and attach another sensor. Thanks for your assistance. Greatly appreciated.
Dunno.....Your pic didn't come through in Windows or Apple format.
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I have tried to put the pic on the message.

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Your picture seems to be a link to your private mail account at mail.live.com/att. You need to put the actual photo on your computer and let the FRF software upload it from there.
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