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Old 08-07-2016, 03:01 PM   #1
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Rm1350 fridge fan not working

Hello everyone, my fridge fan stopped working not sure how to fix, is there a fan switch I'm Thinking of upgrading to a bigger cfm fan. But I would like to make sure it works first. Any help or suggestions would be appreciated

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Old 08-07-2016, 07:28 PM   #2
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If you are referring to the fan installed behind the refrigerator, there is a thermal switch mounted on the upper rear fins that will cycle the fan on and off as needed. There is also a fuse for the fan and thermal switch circuit that may have blown.

I had to replace a failed fan behind my Dometic refrigerator. Dometic used a cheap sleeve bearing fan. Fortunately, it is a commonly available 120mm 12 volt power supply fan. The replacement fan I used was a Delta AFB1212L dual ball bearing server fan that is designed to operate 24/7. The fan draws so little power, I simply wired it to operate whenever the refrigerator is on, bypassing the thermal switch (one less thing to fail).

The new replacement Delta fan was about $9 on Ebay, and fit the existing bracket behind the refrigerator perfectly.

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Old 08-08-2016, 06:31 AM   #3
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Great thanks Cornelius
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Old 10-07-2016, 01:51 PM   #4
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Cornelius, how noisy is the replacement fan? The current OEM fan in our fridge drives me nuts! It would be well worth 9 bucks and a bit of time to get a little peace and quiet.
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Thanks Cornelius
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