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Old 07-19-2016, 08:50 AM   #1
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RMD8555 fan?

Got my 2016 21' in May. Just wanted to know if this frig. has an external compartment fan installed from the factory. I did not order the fan as an option. If there is a fan, how is it controlled? Thanks in advance for your help.
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Old 07-19-2016, 09:03 AM   #2
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There is a single fan up high with the wires controlling it attached to a thermocouple on the black exhaust tube at the rear, accessible if you remove the outside access panel. If you remove the two wires and join them you should hear the fan come on. Attaching a inline switch will be the next step. The thermocouple is set too high, IMHO, and you either replace it with a lower temperature one or install the manual switch.
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There is a single fan up high with the wires controlling it attached to a thermocouple on the black exhaust tube at the rear, accessible if you remove the outside access panel. If you remove the two wires and join them you should hear the fan come on. Attaching a inline switch will be the next step. The thermocouple is set too high, IMHO, and you either replace it with a lower temperature one or install the manual switch.
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Did you ever find a lower temperature switch for your fan? As I recall the setpoint is so high that it will probably never come on.

I installed the switch and wonder if I will need to disconnect it when I take it in for the one year service in August. I usually forget and leave the fan running since it is so quiet. I left the switch in the outside compartment and have no indicator.
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Old 07-19-2016, 09:17 AM   #4
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If there is a fan, how is it controlled?
I have the optional switch installed by ETI.
Mine is controlled by a clearly marked red rocker switch. But the rocker switch is behind the bottom access vent on the outside of the trailer.

The vent is plastic and I seem to remember that I turn the two black plastic knobs with a screwdriver till the slot is vertical, then lift up a little and jiggle the vent and it pops off. Then I can see the switch mounted on the pipeing on the back of the fridge.

The switch 'jumpers' the thermocouple switch.

For me, the best increase in cooling came by taking the fridge interior thermistor off of the fins and sticking it with doublesided tape to the side wall of the fridge about 2 inches to the left. But mine is a RM8551.
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Jim,

Did you ever find a lower temperature switch for your fan? As I recall the setpoint is so high that it will probably never come on.

I installed the switch and wonder if I will need to disconnect it when I take it in for the one year service in August. I usually forget and leave the fan running since it is so quiet. I left the switch in the outside compartment and have no indicator.
Yes I did but it was $$ so I did the fan switch.
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Old 07-19-2016, 12:08 PM   #6
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plastic overflow cup...

may be a foolish question...but I removed water from plastic cup
behind the lower exterior vent for reefer before storage for last
winter...do I need to add any water to this cup for this season
or does it just collect condensation...qqq...thx lots...fg
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may be a foolish question...but I removed water from plastic cup
behind the lower exterior vent for reefer before storage for last
winter...do I need to add any water to this cup for this season
or does it just collect condensation...qqq...thx lots...fg
Hi: fgunderson... The water cup no only collects condensation but also acts as an air dam to prevent warm air entering the fridge box, through the drain pipe, while under tow. Alf
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condensation cup water

thx a lot alf...thot I remember reading someone added water to
it....for cooling...really appreciate your response...fg
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Re: fan discussion

I can confirm my fridge fan kicked on somewhere around the +/- 90f mark.

At this point I would look at upgrading the fan for more cfm but not attach switch.
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thx a lot alf...thot I remember reading someone added water to
it....for cooling...really appreciate your response...fg
You need to add water before every trip as it will evaporate.
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