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Old 06-06-2021, 03:05 PM   #1
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Refrigerator internal fan - is it effective?

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I have seen three types of internal refrigerator fans. I was wondering if any of these either cool down the refrigerator faster or assist in maintaining a more uniform or cooler temperature. I have a 6cf refrigerator (separate freezer).

(1) Fan sits on a shelf and has a small fan on top powered by batteries to move internal air. Example:
https://www.amazon.com/Beech-Lane-Fr...3008843&sr=8-5

(2) A 12VDC "muffin" fan mounted to a shelf to move internal air. Example:
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...f008e240438844

(3) Fan(s) mounted on the refrigerator fins to force air across the rear fins. Example:
https://www.amazon.com/DutchAire-RV-...1590002011_1_7

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I use one similar to the third one in your links. Helps distribute the "cool" from the fins...
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I've had similar to your (1) for years. One set of D cell batteries lasts a season. IF the refrigerator starts struggling, I place a frozen water bottle right next to the fan and it helps disperse the cold. It also helps during the initial cool down.
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