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Old 07-31-2015, 01:47 PM   #1
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Dometic RM1350 baffle

Does anyone have anything other than this setup behind the lower outside access panel??

Some say there should be an additional baffle, besides the thin piece of wood at the top; enough so that the entire space is filled. A tech (a really bad one) in Apache Junction, AZ added a piece of sheet metal, which I have just taken out.

Thought trapping additional heat in that area may be what caused my igniter to get charred.

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Old 08-01-2015, 03:48 PM   #2
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Boo,I feel sorry that no one has replied to your baffling question.
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I have seen an other string that shows a baffle that is attached to the outer wall at the lower end of the heat exchanger. The baffle is made of tin, curves upwards from outside to inside , with a relatively narrow opening at the bottom of the exchanger.

The theory being that it directs the air trough and not around the exchanger.

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Nothing there on mine it is open.
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Here is what mine looks like Boo. I have no added anything to it. I'm getting a bit frustrated with this as the last couple of days it been keeping temps at 35-37? Why I don't know. It spiked to 47 last week. I am starting to think that I have a bad board as when it gets that warm the fridge isn't running.
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Boo,I feel sorry that no one has replied to your baffling question.



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Boo, I saved you,; your post was falling off the bottom of the computer. I hope you are not baffled by this
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I have seen an other string that shows a baffle that is attached to the outer wall at the lower end of the heat exchanger. The baffle is made of tin, curves upwards from outside to inside , with a relatively narrow opening at the bottom of the exchanger.

The theory being that it directs the air trough and not around the exchanger.

Check recent strings on refrigerator efficiency.
Thanks to you, Accumack and Phil. I DO have a baffle behind the UPPER access panel outside and it does curve upward. It looks professional enough to have been done at factory; unlike the lower baffle done by that clown in Apache Junction, AZ.

I'll be putting in my new igniter this week, and then see if it works any better after that. The scorch marks and burnt igniter wire give me pause. Still I would not be surprised that the "scabbed in" baffle may have been doing more harm than good.

Phil, I wish I could offer some advice, but would be the blind leading the blind.


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