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Old 08-02-2018, 07:04 PM   #1
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Hi, we are new to the Fun Finder Club. We just bought a 2011, 189 FBS and we are not sure the fridge is functioning properly. The fridge seems cold enough and the freezer works well but the fan seems to run almost continuously. It is a Domestic; model number DM2652LBX. There is an electronic whirring sound that lasts for about 10 seconds then its quiet for 10 seconds then whirs for 10 seconds, quiet for 10 and on and on continually......We have just bought and have not gone camping yet, but i just know this is going to be very annoying at night. Any idea if this is normal? If not ideas of what the problem is? We had a motorhome with a fairly new fridge (3 years old) and it did not make this sound. Thanks so much for your help.
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Old 08-02-2018, 07:45 PM   #2
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We have a 2011 x210 and the exact same thing is happening to us. Maintenance man at the park were at said its not normal but that was all he said. Tonight, we noticed the fridge leaking onto the floor. The noise is keeping us up as well too.

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Old 08-02-2018, 08:10 PM   #3
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Some folks have disconnected the fans. (Ours does not have a fan.) . I would not try disconnecting it on the road -- try it at home under controlled conditions, monitoring the temp and making sure that the air is moving well from the bottom vents across the coils and out the top vents.

Other folks have installed 12v computer fans -- supposedly much quieter and much less electricity used.
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Are you running it on gas or electric? Does it do the same either way? Our is dead quiet. I don't think it has a fan. It is same brand but probably 2008 model.
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I just installed a 140 mm dual fan with a controller in my 2014 223rbs. Fridge temps were fluctuating drastically on AC. Found it was the crappy small computer fan that was the culprit. Runs off a thermal switch. new fans are adjustable and super quiet. Check at the rear vent for the fan and the sensor.
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Thanks, everybody, for your quick replies and useful advice! We will look into replacing the fan. Good to know that this is NOT normal and we can do something about it. I love this Club already!!
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.....There is an electronic whirring sound that lasts for about 10 seconds then its quiet for 10 seconds then whirs for 10 seconds, quiet for 10 and on and on continually......
Another thought, are you positive the sound is coming from the fridge? Could it be coming from behind the electrical panel which is probably very close.

There is a cooling fan in the converter panel that comes on and off all the time, usually depending on the amount of load.

You can always try testing this turn on every light and 12v appliance you can and you should hear that cooling fan, then if you start turning everything back off, you will eventually hear the fan go off.
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Your fridge most likely did not come with a fan. Usually a fan is only required to be installed in applications where there is no roof vent, like when it's installed in a slide. Most likely it was added by a PO. Increasing air flow across the fridge coils will improve performance, but if the fridge is installed properly it's not necessary. I have the same model fridge with no fan and it works fine even in 100+ degree temps.

I would disconnect it and see if there is any loss in performance. If so, there is likely another issue.
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We have a 2011 x210 and the exact same thing is happening to us. Maintenance man at the park were at said its not normal but that was all he said. Tonight, we noticed the fridge leaking onto the floor. The noise is keeping us up as well too.

Help!
What is leaking on the floor? Water? If so check to make sure that the drain tube from the tray under the coils is not either clogged or broken off. If water is leaking onto the floor, my first thought is that the hose is broken allowing the condensate to drain onto the floor. The drain hoses are cheapy thin wall plastic and break pretty easily.
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Another thought, are you positive the sound is coming from the fridge? Could it be coming from behind the electrical panel which is probably very close.

There is a cooling fan in the converter panel that comes on and off all the time, usually depending on the amount of load.

You can always try testing this turn on every light and 12v appliance you can and you should hear that cooling fan, then if you start turning everything back off, you will eventually hear the fan go off.
It sounds like it's coming from the fridge. It is much louder when you open the freezer compartment; sounds like it is directly behind the freezer. We will try checking the electrical panel though, thanks.
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