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Hi there I am trying to fit an Electrolux RM 4206 onto a boat. Standing in the middle of the cabin it will freeze on strength 2 ( out of 8), but when I put it into the position where it's meant to be, it wil immediately start to defreeze. Obviously I have a trouble with air circulation. This is a 3=way fridge which is only used on AC power. I have got a small small computer size AC fan that I want to wire into the fridge wiring to cool down the back. I have seen this done on DC circuits and the fan will switch itself on and off as temperature fluctuations dictate, but I haven't seen it done on an AC system. My efforts so far have only resulted in the fan being on all the time, so obviously I am wired up wrong. Could you talk me through as to whereI need to wire in, and whether I would need another thermostat? I seem to remember that the 12 volt system that I saw did have a thermostat wired in to the finned cooler at the back of the fridge. Hope you can help Many thanks Harry

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  • tattya Aug 26, 2008

    All connections are A OK. I need to know where I should wire into the existing loom and if I'm going to need an extra thermostat.

  • tattya Aug 26, 2008

    The refrigerator is in perfect condition, as stated. I cannot put the problem clearer than I have in my initial letter. Have you read it? It's now midnight and I am going to bed. Goodnight. Thank you.
    Harry

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Hello there harry,

i don't know if you can still see this post cause i think i am the last to answer here.
i have work for boat's refrigerator for quite some time now and i think i could help you with your problem.

just use the "ask me" button and i will gladly assist you.

tnx, drcool

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Even using a fan to circulate air about the fridge will not help a lack of ventilation issue. The hot air needs to escape to somewhere. Its not about getting air moving across the condensor coils to make it work, its about evacuating the heat from the area. The Fridge will be creating heat the whole time you have things in it and everytime you open the door. Best solution is to ensure that the fridge has the required ventilation about it, and from there vent air out of that space with a low power 12v computer fan. They only use a few watts and can be on all the time. I would wire it into the accessory circuit of the boat so that it runs when you are using the boat. A thermostat is a waste of effort, as whilst the fridge is cooling at all, it will need the ventilation. It will also use more power if you have not ventilated the coils properly. Hope this helps

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You can buy a thermistor kit that will turn the fan on at different temps, they are used in home computers to control the cooling fans, they should be availiable as a kit from any large on line PC parts house, the ones that sell parts to buils your own PC.

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    yadayada Aug 26, 2008

    That's build, not buils. typo sorry.

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    yadayada Aug 26, 2008

    One comment PC fans are 12 volt, they are very cheap and come in a wide range of CFM air output, you will need one of these to use my idea about a temperature activated fan controller

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Ok, youll need a thermostat connected to the power switch board of the fan. Now set the thermostat at the desired temperature. When that temperature is reached and starts to elevate the fan will start. When the temp cools down, the fan will stop

Obviously, ull need to attach the fan wiring to the thermostat of the fridge. Probably ull need a smart card setup that is programmed to read tempretures and start the fan.

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WHAT IS WRONG WITH YOUR REFRIGERATOR?

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It's stopped completely
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The freezer compartment is icing up
The food in the refrigerator freezes
There's water dripping inside the refrigerator
The refrigerator never cycles off
The ice maker has a problem
There's an ice- or water-dispensing problem
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Check all the connections first.

Posted on Aug 26, 2008

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    yes it is possible to attach the fan in your refrigerator.and the another thermostat is definately required for this.with a high voltage stabilisor fuse.because if the extra load of curren flows through the unit only fuse will blow and the remaining parts will be safe.but for your safety i would suggest a technical help is very much necessary for this.because if some thing goes wrong and if the compressor blows out.then it would cost you very much to get it repaired.as at present what you want to do is very minor thing.it would cost you not more then the engineers service charge.so please utilize your unit properly as it is perfect do not make it scrap by exprimenting.



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