Tx Fan Working? - Escape Trailer Owners Community

Go Back   Escape Trailer Owners Community > Escape Tech > Escape Systems | Water, Waste, Charging & Propane
Click Here to Login
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 05-31-2018, 01:46 AM   #1
Senior Member
 
sclifrickson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: Port Townsend, Washington
Trailer: 2010 17B “MATT”, then 2017 19 “Lilly”
Posts: 1,336
Tx Fan Working?

We had the Auxilliary “Tx” fan installed on our 2017 19, and have not had need to use it as yet, but just for kicks I flipped the switch to see how detectable it was. Having to rely on sound or vibration, as the fan is mounted up somewhere above the fridge access panel out of sight, I cannot detect any activity when switched on.

Do others with the factory Tx fan have the same experience, or is this unusual? And is there some other way that I can confirm correct function of my fan?
__________________

__________________
💩-p+☕️+n
sclifrickson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2018, 06:30 AM   #2
Site Team
 
cpaharley2008's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Chilliwack, British Columbia
Trailer: Escape#4, 2019 Escape21 DejaView pulled by 2014 Ram Hemi/8sp
Posts: 18,771
The fan is thermostatically operative, so that the switch turns on power, but if it is not hot enough, it will not activate. ETI recommends use only while camping, not while towing.
__________________

__________________
Jim
Never in doubt, often wrong.....
cpaharley2008 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2018, 07:11 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
sclifrickson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: Port Townsend, Washington
Trailer: 2010 17B “MATT”, then 2017 19 “Lilly”
Posts: 1,336
Interesting. Where is the thermocouple and what temp activates it?
__________________
💩-p+☕️+n
sclifrickson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2018, 08:38 AM   #4
Site Team
 
cpaharley2008's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Chilliwack, British Columbia
Trailer: Escape#4, 2019 Escape21 DejaView pulled by 2014 Ram Hemi/8sp
Posts: 18,771
Mine would come on around 90 degrees....off at 80....But Reace felt that with it on while towing it caused a turbulence and caused a flameout, thus leave it off while towing.
__________________
Jim
Never in doubt, often wrong.....
cpaharley2008 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2018, 02:18 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2015
Location: College Station, Texas
Trailer: 2017 Escape 21 "LollyPop" June 12, 2017, sold Coleman pop up
Posts: 220
Quote:
Originally Posted by cpaharley2008 View Post
Mine would come on around 90 degrees....off at 80....But Reace felt that with it on while towing it caused a turbulence and caused a flameout, thus leave it off while towing.
Definitely do not use the Texas fan while thriving with the fridge on propane. That will blow the fusible link and require replacing it
casejh is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2018, 04:25 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
sclifrickson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: Port Townsend, Washington
Trailer: 2010 17B “MATT”, then 2017 19 “Lilly”
Posts: 1,336
Yes, I’d read about the travails suffered to diagnose that problem and shall not replicate it myself.

Just trying to find a way to do a function check to make sure our fan works. Is there any way to do so short of waiting for 90+ weather?
__________________
💩-p+☕️+n
sclifrickson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2018, 04:36 PM   #7
Site Team
 
cpaharley2008's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: Chilliwack, British Columbia
Trailer: Escape#4, 2019 Escape21 DejaView pulled by 2014 Ram Hemi/8sp
Posts: 18,771
You can bypass the fusible link perhaps?
__________________
Jim
Never in doubt, often wrong.....
cpaharley2008 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2018, 06:33 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
sclifrickson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: Port Townsend, Washington
Trailer: 2010 17B “MATT”, then 2017 19 “Lilly”
Posts: 1,336
I thought the fusible link was just a fuse, which should mean that unless it’s fried it should be intact, no? So are you suggesting my fan seems inoperative because the fusible link may have sacrificed itself? I don’t even know where it is in the Tx fan setup. I was thinking the thermocouple explanation would best explain seeming lack of activity. Also don’t know where this is or what it looks like. I only know just enough about most things, including electricity, to be dangerous. But I’m a good learner and pick things up quickly if anyone could point the way on this one.
__________________
💩-p+☕️+n
sclifrickson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2018, 07:53 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
rubicon327's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Burlington Twp., New Jersey
Trailer: 2010 Escape 19
Posts: 3,084
Quote:
Originally Posted by cpaharley2008 View Post
You can bypass the fusible link perhaps?
Quote:
Originally Posted by sclifrickson View Post
I thought the fusible link was just a fuse, which should mean that unless it’s fried it should be intact, no? So are you suggesting my fan seems inoperative because the fusible link may have sacrificed itself? I don’t even know where it is in the Tx fan setup. I was thinking the thermocouple explanation would best explain seeming lack of activity. Also don’t know where this is or what it looks like. I only know just enough about most things, including electricity, to be dangerous. But I’m a good learner and pick things up quickly if anyone could point the way on this one.
I think Jim meant to bypass the thermostatic fan switch. I don’t have one but it should be clamped to the upper condenser coils at the back of the fridge. Without an upper sidewall vent configuration it will be hard to see. Back in a 2014 post Reace said “the fan sensor switch is set to come on at 105 degrees and shut off at 90 degrees.” Remember this is not ambient air temp because it is clamped to the hot condenser tube. So Jim’s numbers seem to make sense if he is speaking outside air temp. If you can find the switch then maybe you can blow a hairdryer on it to force it to run. You can see what it looks like in the lower left hand side of the pic.
Attached Images
File Type: png 19F9303F-5D72-4193-A505-553D99DCB048.png (237.5 KB, 13 views)
rubicon327 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-31-2018, 08:44 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
sclifrickson's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: Port Townsend, Washington
Trailer: 2010 17B “MATT”, then 2017 19 “Lilly”
Posts: 1,336
Aha, thank you, gentlemen!

I wonder if a heat gun sort of aimed up ‘the shaft’ might work?
__________________

__________________
💩-p+☕️+n
sclifrickson is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off






» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Escape Trailer Industries or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 04:26 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2012 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.