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Old 05-06-2015, 01:43 PM   #1
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New Dometic Refrigerator Noise

We just purchased a new 2015 Rockwood Signature 8327ss with a very nice Dometic Refrigerator. It makes an excessive noise when running!! Almost like a loud shrill. We have had many other campers with Dometic Refrigs and NO such noise. Does anyone have this same problem?? Have not taken it back to dealer as yet. It is so annoying, I plan on contacting both Forest River and Dometic!! fkwalter
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Old 05-06-2015, 01:56 PM   #2
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Ahoy,
Do you have a fridge in your slide ? If so Its a high RPM Joke of a cooling fan. We have a fridge in our slide out. search for mods with two low rpm fans.
In the meanwhile we remove top exterior fridge vent in fair weather and open awning to protect wall so heat can dissipate with vent off. Fan will stop running in minutes. Good luck! Let me know if that is the noise you are describing.
Your fridge will work better also :!)
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Old 05-06-2015, 01:57 PM   #3
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Our 8329 has a Dometic fridge in a slide, and the factory 92mm fans were horrible as well. They made a metallic sound while running, so I replaced them with much quieter 120mm 12V computer fans.
Here is a link to a new condenser baffle I made for better airflow, you can see the new fans in that thread as well and there is a link to the one's I used.

This was one of the first things I did to our TT as I couldn't stand the noise from the factory fans.
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Old 05-06-2015, 06:51 PM   #4
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I have a 3029w wind jammer and you are right the noise is horrible. I looked and mine has got 2 loud fans back there!
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Old 05-07-2015, 06:23 PM   #5
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We just purchased a new 2015 Rockwood Signature 8327ss with a very nice Dometic Refrigerator. It makes an excessive noise when running!! Almost like a loud shrill. We have had many other campers with Dometic Refrigs and NO such noise. Does anyone have this same problem?? Have not taken it back to dealer as yet. It is so annoying, I plan on contacting both Forest River and Dometic!! fkwalter
We have a 2014 Flaggstaff, classic super lite fifth wheel. We purchased it new December 2014. We're having the same problem. The dealer insists this is normal. We disagree, as we have owned too many travel trailers that did not have this problem. We would love some help, as the dealer is not giving us any help. I keep telling our neighbors at the R.V. Parks this is "the new normal". We just have to live with it. ( It has been back to the dealer 3 times this past year with no help).
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We have a 2014 Flaggstaff, classic super lite fifth wheel. We purchased it new December 2014. We're having the same problem. The dealer insists this is normal. We disagree, as we have owned too many travel trailers that did not have this problem. We would love some help, as the dealer is not giving us any help. I keep telling our neighbors at the R.V. Parks this is "the new normal". We just have to live with it. ( It has been back to the dealer 3 times this past year with no help).
Bottom line, replace the factory fans with a pair of ball bearing computer fans and enjoy camping. Cost less than $25.
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Old 05-19-2015, 05:13 AM   #7
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Hello ...we are experiencing fan coming on and off ....had other Dometic fridges, don't recall it occurring on them ...also noticed that the fridge door does not vaccumm seal ...wondering if that is the reason the fan comes on..Thank you
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Hello ...we are experiencing fan coming on and off ....had other Dometic fridges, don't recall it occurring on them ...also noticed that the fridge door does not vaccum seal ...wondering if that is the reason the fan comes on..Thank you
Are you sure it's the fridge fan?
Is your power center located near the fridge?
Fan noise might be coming from it.
Your fridge door shouldn't "vacuum " seal but your freezer door may or may not .
Cooling fans are something fairly new to camping fridges and it is possible you have one.


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I believe the fans are only used when your fridge is located in a slide and there is no roof vent to remove the heat passively. Our Windjammer is set up this way....SO they push air out the side of your slide with a very inefficient loud cheap noisy fan. Look for threads with a mod using better fans... Good luck!
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Old 05-19-2015, 10:36 PM   #10
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I ended up buying 5 new fans 92 mm and wiring them on a toggle switch when I see the fridge temp rise I turn them on. Now my factory noisy fans never come on now when my other five fans running. These are much quieter than the factory fans. I also added a longer baffle up to the fins to allow better cooling. Much happier now.
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