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No fan on Marvel Kegerator

I have a Marvel outdoor Kegerator, that was running non-stop until it actually froze the keg. I figured that it was a defective thermostat so I pulled the unit out and found that a rat had partially chewed through a grey 22/2 wire that was running up the back of the unit (I assumed to a thermostat). I figured that this was my problem and I cut and reattached the wires with wire nuts and waited for the keg to get back to temperature and the fan to cycle off. It was a hot day and the fan never really did cycle off but for a maybe 30 seconds at a time and then restart. I then made the stupid mistake of trying to reconnect the wires with something more weatherproof and forgot to unplug the unit. I let go of the black and red lead (22/2 wire) and it shorted out when it hit the condensor coil. The fan shut off and it popped the GFI. I cut and restripped the wire but I have not been able to get the fan started again. There is power to the unit and it sounds like the condensor is working. It even sounds like it is trying to start the fan and then it clicks near the condensor and nothing happens.

What should I do?

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  • ucgreg Jul 13, 2009

    Does that just require removing the 2 (black and red 22/2) wires clipped to the circuit board and replacing it? Also, do you happen to know where I can get the parts?

  • ucgreg Jul 13, 2009

    No subsequent response and would like other opionions also. This is a Marvel Kegerator 60HK-SS-F not a Danby

  • ucgreg Jul 13, 2009

    Sorry, I'm new to this. I didn't realize that this would be damaging to your rating. If there is a way to re-rate you, I will. I meant no offense. I errantly thought that the experts were available like a live chat. Thanks for the help you provided.

  • ucgreg Jul 21, 2009

    Thanks, for commenting on this problem. I ordered a new thermistor and a fan and will try to put them in tonight or tomorrow. It sounds like you are suggesting that it might be at the connection to the circuit board. I checked but the wire clips to the board and they are not burned. Could it be a problem in the actual board? If so, would I have to replace the whole board?

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Yes, replacing the whole board is usually what is done unless you can narrow down the exact component that has burnt out or became disconnected. Let me know how this all turns out.


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Posted on Jul 22, 2009

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Hi and welcome to FixYa,

Unfortunately, no wiring diagram hence could not be more specific. Still based on your description, it would most likely be that the relay contacts are burned / melted off. The clicking is significant as it indicates the relay is activating but if the internal contacts are not engaging, then there would be no voltage supplid to the fan through the red & black wires hence fan would not spin. The relay would be located on the contoller board.

Good luck and thank you for asking FixYa.

Posted on Jul 19, 2009

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    Louie Role Jul 22, 2009

    Appreciate your postback and additional information.

    On your post:


    • suggesting that it might be at the connection to the circuit board. I checked but the wire clips to the board and they are not burned - sorry, but not the wires, the "...relay contacts are burned / melted off...";

    • Could it be a problem in the actual board? - doubt if it is the entire board but would most likely be with a component on the board, the relay. It does the actual switching of the fan. It would look something like the images below;

    • If so, would I have to replace the whole board? - if the relay could be confirmed as to have burned contacts and everything else works except the fan, then it is possible to de-solder the old relay, purchase and solder a replacement. Otherwise, then the entire board assembly would have to be replaced.





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I THINK YOU SHORTED OUT THE THERMOSTAT CONTROL, REPLACE IT.

Posted on Jul 13, 2009

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    yadayada Jul 13, 2009

    SORRY DON'T OPEN EMAIL TO SEE RESPONSE EVERY MINUTE, HAVE OTHER THINGS TO DO AS WELL, BE PATIENT PLEASE. SINCE YOU RATED ME NO HELP THEN I AM THROUGHT WITH THIS FIX, THANKS

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