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Old 09-18-2011, 11:26 AM   #1
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We have a 2011 SilverBack 29Re. The refriderator is very nosy. Does anyone else have this problem and have you been able to remedy it?
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Old 09-18-2011, 12:37 PM   #2
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are you sure it's the fridge and not the converter?
is this your first RV?
don't hear many complaints about fridge noise.
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Old 09-18-2011, 01:25 PM   #3
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I am with bikendan
could be they have a bunch of stuff running and the fan in the converter is running which might be the noise they hear
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Old 09-19-2011, 08:09 AM   #4
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I am sure it is the fridge, we sit right beside it and every time it turns on we hear it. My husband removed a fuse and it stopped, the fridge kept running.
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I am sure it is the fridge, we sit right beside it and every time it turns on we hear it. My husband removed a fuse and it stopped, the fridge kept running.

There really isn't anything in the fridge that makes noise during operation (except the propane fire when it lights off running on gas). It is a thermal transfer system. No pumps or fans that I am aware of.

There is a power converter usually located under the fridge. It has a cooling fan that runs when 12V dc power is required by the camper. Which fuse is he pulling? Is there a label?

Does this happen with 120AC hookups or when camping on the battery?
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Old 09-19-2011, 08:30 AM   #6
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our fridge does have a cooling fan built in some place outside the back of the fridge. Maybe that is what you can hear. I know we can hear ours but it is not real noisy. Maybe something wrong with the fan?
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Here is the parts list for the most common type of RV Fridge.
Could not find a OEM fan listed. Perhaps you added one?
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We have a 2011 SilverBack 29Re. The refriderator is very nosy. Does anyone else have this problem and have you been able to remedy it?
Your refrigerator is very nosy? Tell it to back off and mind its own business! Sorry.....I couldn't resist. Have a great day!!
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Old 09-19-2011, 09:09 AM   #9
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It makes noise whether on 12 volt or electric. The fuse is on the outside.
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Old 09-19-2011, 10:15 AM   #10
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Tell it to mind it's own business!
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Old 09-19-2011, 10:22 AM   #11
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ours definitly has a fan to circulate air over the coils on the back outside of the fridge. It is a domistic fridge-don't know the model. You can hear it running on propane and 110v. I did not add it on, maybe the man. did. I have a cougar xlite.
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Old 09-19-2011, 10:33 AM   #12
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some have replaced those fans near the outside coils with a computer fan. they run a lot quieter.

if u frig is in a slide out or vents out the side instead of on top, they put the fan there to insure ventilation. i thought they were on temp control.
others have found relocating the temp switch keeps them from cycling so much. i believe the dealers know abt this fix.
if that's the fan ur talking abt, i have read post on here abt the problem and the fix...just can't remember where
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That must be an add on from FR.
My fridge vents through the roof and I don't have a fan...
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I have a 2011 Cardinal 3425 RT and it has the Dometic 4-Door Fridge. It has dual cooling fans and mine are very noticeable when they kick on and off. Louder than the converter. Thinking in the future I might replace them with the computer fans like I have seen posts that other have done.
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Your refrigerator is very nosy? Tell it to back off and mind its own business! Sorry.....I couldn't resist. Have a great day!!

Wow, =] That reminded me of the prank phone calls I used to do 30 years ago.

Me : "Is your fridge running?"
Stranger : "Idk I will go and look."...... "Yes it is running."
Me: "Then why don't you go run and get it?"

Very unoriginal, I know.......


Btw, I thought our fridge was very noisy also but now I think it really is the converter.
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