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Old 05-27-2013, 09:36 PM   #51
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Well, we made a trip this past weekend but I'm afraid it was inconclussive on the fridge noise. With the first trip it was hitting 80 degrees each day and cycling constantly (even at night as it didn't cool off below 60). I guess winter set back in again becuase it never made it up to 60 this past weekend and it rained most of the time. The fans never came on (or I never heard them), but being so cold I'm not sure that counts.

I'll wait for summer to show up again and run the fridge for a while to see what happens. We're in a cold spell now so it may be a while. But at least things are looking good for th fix :-).
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Old 05-31-2013, 08:20 AM   #52
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My loud, squealing fan never turns off. On the 8282ws rockwood 5er. Guess I'll ladder up today and try to move the fan(s) today before our first trip. BTW, I am packing a sledge hammer. It never stops!
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Old 05-31-2013, 08:26 AM   #53
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My loud, squealing fan never turns off. On the 8282ws rockwood 5er. Guess I'll ladder up today and try to move the fan(s) today before our first trip. BTW, I am packing a sledge hammer. It never stops!
If you silence the fans your coolling will cut in half and may damage machine. Change or suppllement cooling air.
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Old 05-31-2013, 08:32 AM   #54
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If you silence the fans your coolling will cut in half and may damage machine. Change or suppllement cooling air.

Maybe you've already done it ,but replace the OEM fans with computer fans.

Do a search, lots of info here on the subject.
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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.
Is it possible to add a deflector to direct the airflow to a different portion of the fins.
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I added an extra computer fan right next to the factory fan. I left the factory fan as is as back up. With the new computer fan running, quietly all the time the factory fan never turns on and the refrig runs cooler also.
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Old 05-31-2013, 11:52 AM   #57
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My loud, squealing fan never turns off. On the 8282ws rockwood 5er. Guess I'll ladder up today and try to move the fan(s) today before our first trip. BTW, I am packing a sledge hammer. It never stops!
OK. Took the top grill off on the slide and looked in. Fan turned off for first time and has yet to restart. I assume the paneling blocking grill (see picture)


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Is to direct heat to the top fins. I moved sensor to left side, which didn't seem as hot as right side. Replaced grill. Still no fan running. ??? Going to monitor it over the weekend and see how it goes.
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Old 06-02-2013, 11:10 AM   #58
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Well, 3 days later and fan has not been heard again. One thing I noticed... the sensor was not tight against the fin. One screw tight, one not, so edge of sensor had space between it and fin. When I moved it to other side I tightened both screws and sensor is flat on fin.
Could it be that simple? Ice cream still hard. Ice trays still frozen. PTL.
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Well, 3 days later and fan has not been heard again. One thing I noticed... the sensor was not tight against the fin. One screw tight, one not, so edge of sensor had space between it and fin. When I moved it to other side I tightened both screws and sensor is flat on fin.
Could it be that simple? Ice cream still hard. Ice trays still frozen. PTL.
I see you're in Louisiana so I think it's unlikely that the temps have been below 80 all this time. The fans should be turning on occasionally. Perhaps a wire was knocked loose during this process? Put a thermometer in your fridge to see what the temp is.
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It got warm Saturday, around 87 but storm blew in sat eve and dropped temp. Thermometer is good idea. I'll try that.
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