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We have a new RM 3962 refrigerator with an optional fan

We have a new...

We have a new RM 3962 refrigerator with an optional fan installed by the repair dealer. This fan has it's own on/off switch outside. Does this fan need go be on all the time?

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1998 Elite horse trailer

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model of your '98 RV?

Don't know the model of the trailer but the Dometic Royale Model RM3863 is the frig that was in there and that we replaced. It did not have another fan and worked all this time.

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We replaced the cooling unit of the originial frig but didn't cool well but the freezer worked. So we took it to Trans West Dealer for the new frig. It was installed but they said it also needed another fan for ventilation and one person said it had to be on all the time while another said not. Not sure what to believe and this was an expensive frig.

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6/22/2017
RV Mechanic: Robert, RV Mechanic replied 5 years ago
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RV Mechanic: Robert, RV Mechanic replied 5 years ago

When the fridge is running it should be on all the time, normally a thermal disc is used and when the temp on the back of the fridge gets to a certain point the fan will kick on and run, when it cools off the fan stops. IF you have a fan with a manual switch then I would just leave it on while you are using the fridge, it is not going to hurt anything and help with air circulation on the back of the fridge which is critical. Only turn it off when not in use...

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Customer reply replied 5 years ago
Does the frig come with the fan that goes on and off automatically? It seems this was installed for added ventilation. We have our frig on all the time. Either plugged in or it goes to gas. We worry about our battery going down and then not being able to use our hydraulic jack when not plugged in.
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