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Old 05-22-2014, 04:58 PM   #1
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Dometic Refrigerator Noisy Fan Solutions

Have had our Piper 355RE for a month now. Fridge fan is noisy like it may be bad. Tech said it's normal to make that noise. The wide isn't buying that answer because our last unit had a domestic and not once in 11 years could we ever hear it running.
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Old 05-22-2014, 08:53 PM   #2
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This is common there are many threads on this problem and fixes. Do a search and you will find them. BTW my dealer said the same thing.
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Old 05-23-2014, 12:06 AM   #3
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My frig fan was loud also. I took top outside vent out and looked in and fan stopped. Guess it burnt out or cooled down enough to turn off. Have not heard it since. 11 months now.

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We have a 2014 sandpiper 380bh5 and our frig is doing the same thing. It is so loud and does not cool anything like our old frig did. I'm really disappointed in this new frig. Where can we find info on what to do about it?
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We have a 2014 sandpiper 380bh5 and our frig is doing the same thing. It is so loud and does not cool anything like our old frig did. I'm really disappointed in this new frig. Where can we find info on what to do about it?
Disconnect the factory fan, buy 2 ball bearing computer fans and put them just above the burner facing up and connect them to the factory fan wiring.

Problem solved for around $20 or less.
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Disconnect the factory fan, buy 2 ball bearing computer fans and put them just above the burner facing up and connect them to the factory fan wiring.

Problem solved for around $20 or less.
I did the same and let the new fans run all the time. I left the factory fan in for back up and it never goes on with the others running. The refrigerator it colder now.

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Mine was a little iffy when I hooked up last Friday for a weekend run. Thermometer would show frig around 45-49 and freezer was at 20-24. After towing for 1.5 hours, the frig was reading 30. Evidently the added airflow of traveling 50-60 mph aided in cooling. So I will be getting the two fans as suggested by oldcoot.

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Where do I need to look for the 2 ball bearing computer fans. I would really like to get this problem fixed. Thanks again.
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Go to NewEgg.com or Tigerdirect.com and search for case cooling fan.
There are lots! I donno about 2 for $20 with ball bearings but they have
several with sleeve bearings in that price range.
Good luck! (And watch out for that auto correct spell checker!)
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Go to NewEgg.com or Tigerdirect.com and search for case cooling fan.
There are lots! I donno about 2 for $20 with ball bearings but they have
several with sleeve bearings in that price range.
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StarTech.com 80x25mm Dual Ball Bearing Computer Case Fan w/ LP4 Connector - System fan kit - 80 mm at TigerDirect.com

Price: $6.18
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