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Old 05-26-2011, 10:02 AM   #101
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Installed the ebay fan on my unit and it's like night and day. frig cools down in just a few hours, stays cooler and more consistant. Never had a icing issue so can't address that one. Best investment I made since my marriage certificate.
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Old 05-27-2011, 09:20 AM   #102
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Just found this forum and registered. Looks like great info/place to learn and also share similar experiences/solutions.

Looking for solution to frosty fins, and this product looks like it's what I need! Does anyone know if this works with my '05 Norcold N81X series fridge or anything different I need to do with wiring?
Link to manuel is here:
http://gasrefrigeration.net/nor_tech...ies_061802.pdf

Here's my story/symptoms:
On our last trip/Myrtle Beach last weekend -- cranked up fridge 2 days before on propane (sits in storage lot so only option.) Cools find to mid 30's in fridge, very cold in freezer (didn't check temp, but stuff stays frozen and I can make 2 rounds of ice cubes daily.)

Day 1, works well. By day 2, fridge gets into low 40's (lowest reading - first read of morning), and then by day 3 it's mid to upper 40's. Had so much frost built up on the fins on day 3, I took a hairdryer to it (yea, I know, I'm not supposed to do that.) So much frost melt, the little trough filled up and water began splashing out. Cooled back down to mid 40's by the time we got home.

We are careful to only put precooled stuff in fridge when packing, and we even "help" fridge by putting frozen bacon and London Broil in fridge to defrost. We do replace soft drinks, but try and do that a couple of times a day and not load fridge with a bunch of room temp stuff. We also space out warm items when putting them in fridge.

We also use one of those blue box 2 "D" Cell fans inside fridge.

Thanks!
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Old 05-28-2011, 07:06 PM   #103
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Just found this forum and registered. Looks like great info/place to learn and also share similar experiences/solutions.

Looking for solution to frosty fins, and this product looks like it's what I need! Does anyone know if this works with my '05 Norcold N81X series fridge or anything different I need to do with wiring?
Link to manuel is here:
http://gasrefrigeration.net/nor_tech...ies_061802.pdf

Here's my story/symptoms:
On our last trip/Myrtle Beach last weekend -- cranked up fridge 2 days before on propane (sits in storage lot so only option.) Cools find to mid 30's in fridge, very cold in freezer (didn't check temp, but stuff stays frozen and I can make 2 rounds of ice cubes daily.)

Day 1, works well. By day 2, fridge gets into low 40's (lowest reading - first read of morning), and then by day 3 it's mid to upper 40's. Had so much frost built up on the fins on day 3, I took a hairdryer to it (yea, I know, I'm not supposed to do that.) So much frost melt, the little trough filled up and water began splashing out. Cooled back down to mid 40's by the time we got home.

We are careful to only put precooled stuff in fridge when packing, and we even "help" fridge by putting frozen bacon and London Broil in fridge to defrost. We do replace soft drinks, but try and do that a couple of times a day and not load fridge with a bunch of room temp stuff. We also space out warm items when putting them in fridge.

We also use one of those blue box 2 "D" Cell fans inside fridge.

Thanks!
Frost build up in 3~4 days is door seals leaking. Take a dollar bill shut the door on the dollar bill and then try to pull the dollar bill out. If it comes out with ease your door seals need to be replaced. Also back ten years ago the big thing was pull the refrigerator out of the camper, turn it on its top and let set for 3 days. This is called BURPING the cooling system. My friend took one to the shop and the tech told him this what he would do 1st. He could do it and save himself $95.00. Try this fan and read his Ebay ad about understanding rv refrigerator's and see if this helps. It should keep moister off the fin so it don't ice up, you may need two to cover the whole fin ( they are only 5 or 6 inches long). If it don't he has a money back guarantee . The 2 d fan is low, very low air output. I put my 2d fan in the freezer compartment, don't know if it helps though???
Try this link:DOMETIC NORCOLD REFRIGERATOR FAN FOR RV 12 VOLT | eBay
He has sold a lot of these and I'm very happy as his feedback shows a lot of us use these and like them.
Hope you get it working correctly
I got food poison while camping due to fish spoiling, it was not cold enough and I will just tell you it sucks to be throwing up all while camping. So $15.00 for a fan is worth it to ensure good cold meats and fish.
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Old 05-29-2011, 09:42 PM   #104
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I purchased the fan and installed it and moved it all over the top of ref and still get frost build up and ref temp some times got hotter by a degree or to and then raised setting to a 5 and same results. I normally set ref to a 4 and keeps fer at say 35 or 36 degrees. The fan is now disconnected. I full time and ref only get defrosted say 2 times a year buy using a hair dryer to get ice off of fins. I had a ref tech tell me if fins ice over solid then it could make ref have a false sense of temp and never cycle on and off. Some day i may test again some day. Just not much $ to do a test. Sorry to be negative on this issue.
Your refrigerator is screwed up if using a fan makes it hotter. Are you hooked to CONSTANT 12 volts at the light. Have you listen at the refrigerator door to make sure the fan is still running when the door is shut??
The tech is so right, think about it if the fins have ice on them, the refrigerator's thermistor( tells refer to cut on / off) is clipped on the fin usually on the right hand side, ice will make the thermistor to think refrigerator is cold. That is why its important to keep ice off the fins at ALL TIMES.
Try the fan on left hand side see if it helps.
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Old 06-05-2011, 12:53 PM   #105
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Got mine installed. I tapped into the hot wire at the light switch to make sure it had a constant power source.



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Old 06-05-2011, 04:26 PM   #106
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any US guys willing to buy 2 for me and ship up to Canada??
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Old 06-07-2011, 09:00 AM   #107
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Email seller ask him what he would ship to Canada. I've bought stuff from www,ebay.ca before.
Here is a link to follow for ebay .com DOMETIC NORCOLD REFRIGERATOR FAN FOR RV 12 VOLT | eBay
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Old 06-07-2011, 12:33 PM   #108
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I heard he had some problems with long delivery delays because of Canada Customs and he was getting bad reviews - which is a NO NO on eBay so he stopped shipping to Canada.

Contact him and explain you will give a positive review and wait it out.
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Old 06-07-2011, 02:00 PM   #109
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Just ordered one myself. Should come in before our next outing and will report back my opinion of how it does for us.
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Old 06-14-2011, 06:47 PM   #110
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Another +1 for the E-Bay fan kit in the first post.

Fridge cools down about 50% faster. Never had an icing issue but just having the faster initial cool down made the purchase worthwhile to me.
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