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Old 06-06-2015, 11:52 AM   #1
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StarCool Auxiliary Condenser Fan Blowing Fuse

2006 Ford E-250 conversion. The under floor condenser unit became clogged with sand/gravel mud. Washed out the best I could, but the motor unit is locked up and blowing the fuse. This is a Starcool system with a Danhard condenser/fan unit. Has anyone run into to this problem and have a recommendation on how to proceed. I will be contacting SMB and Danhard, but I thought I might get some of your thoughts before proceeding.
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Old 06-06-2015, 02:31 PM   #2
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Re: StarCool Auxiliary Condenser Fan Blowing Fuse

It has happened to me as well. Usually it's a rock in the bottom that freezes the blade. Make sure it's all clear in the cage. If the motor burned SMB might be able to supply a replacement. I can ask my A/C guy where to find a motor if SMB doesn't have them anymore.
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Re: StarCool Auxiliary Condenser Fan Blowing Fuse

Check for damaged wires. SMB ran the wires on ours on the outside of the condenser box/grating.

When I got ours, the PO had run over some rocks and crushed the wires against the box. When the A/C was on, the body of the van became electrically charged.
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Old 06-07-2015, 09:24 PM   #4
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Re: StarCool Auxiliary Condenser Fan Blowing Fuse

Thanks, I have cleared the fan blade area but I think the damage may have been done before I realized the problem. The wiring looks fine. I pass on the results after discussions with SMB.
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Old 06-10-2015, 08:31 PM   #5
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Re: StarCool Auxiliary Condenser Fan Blowing Fuse

Danhard has configured a new shroud/fan assembly and it's on the way to me. Excellent customer service and the cost reasonable. If you need some help, ask for Mark
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Re: StarCool Auxiliary Condenser Fan Blowing Fuse

That's good to know. Last time I talked with them they wanted nothing to do with the SC system
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Re: StarCool Auxiliary Condenser Fan Blowing Fuse

Can you post a pic of the shroud you have now and the new one when you get it?
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Re: StarCool Auxiliary Condenser Fan Blowing Fuse

Any news on this one? I spent the evening trying to clean my fan but I think the damage is done.

My fan will come on and run for about 2 minutes. Then, it starts to slllloooooowwwww down until it stops.

Getting the fan and housing off to have a look in there was a PITA. But while it was off I was able to spray some Frost King cleaner in there and get everything cleaned up nice.

I thought I had fixed it. At least the fuse didn't blow. But again, the fan just slowly dies.
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Old 06-30-2015, 03:57 PM   #9
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Re: StarCool Auxiliary Condenser Fan Blowing Fuse

I've been exchanging emails with Marco Valenzuela at Danhard today. He's been very helpful so far.

Hoping to see some of the requested pics too as I want to make sure Marco and I are talking the same part before I purchase...
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Update?

Just found this thread... having the same issue on my 2006 E250. Any resolution from the original post? Pictures?

Also if anyone can share contact info for a replacement fan that would be much appreciated!

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