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Old 06-29-2014, 04:04 PM   #11
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The freezer with the 2nd thermometer showed 0 degrees.
The fridge showed 50... I tapped the thermometer in the fridge and it bounced down to 40!
:/ apparently it got stuck or something.... So I out the one from the freezer into the fridge and the fridge one that was stuck into the freezer again.... That's the one that read 20 last time.....
I also checked the outside fridge and it was 42!
So I guess my fridges are probably ok.... I'm guessing the milk spoiling must have been a combination of timing.... The fridge had never been turned on (pre-cooled) and we stuck all our groceries in there, a lot of vegetables that aren't really cold from the store like Tomatoes and asparagus, mushrooms... Etc.
Then we put several bottles of water in there... Which was hot from our house riding in the back of my truck for the 1 hour drive to the campground.
In retrospect it was the perfect storm from a cooling perspective.

We are going camping next week and I'm going to give it another shot.... I'm thinking this time I'll keep those bottles of water in both fridges several days before we leave.... Which might help them stay cooler on the trip there.

I'll also check those thermometers again later today.



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Old 07-13-2014, 10:01 PM   #12
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Update.
My TT is in the shop.
I'll let you know what they find out.



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Old 07-14-2014, 01:26 PM   #13
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I liked my Norcold fridge from my last trailer much better than the current Dometic. Mine performs rather slow as well.

We never open the door unless we got to. I start cooling it 24 hours before leave. I also pull out all trays.

When we get ready to load it, we have the trays preloaded, and everything else lined up on the table in the trailer. We load it in about 20 seconds.


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Old 07-14-2014, 01:32 PM   #14
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Wow! What efficiency!
My wife is thinking a residential fridge in our next TT might be the answer.
With twin 5yr old boys my only other option would be to padlock it shut.



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Old 07-14-2014, 01:34 PM   #15
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My TT is in the shop.
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Thanks. Would like to know what the problem is.

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I liked my Norcold fridge from my last trailer much better than the current Dometic. Mine performs rather slow as well.

We never open the door unless we got to. I start cooling it 24 hours before leave. I also pull out all trays.

When we get ready to load it, we have the trays preloaded, and everything else lined up on the table in the trailer. We load it in about 20 seconds.


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I must had gotten the one of the few good ones. My Dometic gets cold fast. Last trip it only took less than 2.5 hours to get cold. During hotter temps it still only takes about 4 hours.
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Old 07-21-2014, 11:39 AM   #16
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Mine has the slide adjustor on one of the fins with that small wire coming out. Just like the OP's.

We've never had anything go bad. Including our 9-day trip to Disney.


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Old 07-26-2014, 11:56 PM   #17
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I have educated myself on all things refrigerator after the service center keeping my TT For 3 weeks and not even LOOKING at it.

I brought it back home a couple days ago and have been diagnosing the fridge myself.

I have it nailed down to the control board or electronics somehow. I bypassed the controls and just hooked up the heating element directly and it's already down to 44 degrees within just about 4 hours. It sat at 50-55 the whole day when I didn't bypass the controls.

So Monday I will call another service center... I'm not taking it back to those other guys. The extra miles will hopefully provide me extra service


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Old 07-31-2014, 09:00 AM   #18
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Update:
Spoke with a couple RV techs from a couple different places.
Decided to unplug the thermistor and let it run wide open overnight.
Temps were 5 in freezer, 35 in fridge.
Plugged thermistor back in and it's been holding between 35 and 44 for the past two days. Nobody in there using it.
Going camping today and this weekend, so we'll see how it does.
It seems to me the thermistor is causing it to not run as long as it should.... But if the thermistor checks out then it has to be the cooling unit is not working fast enough to recover when the temps drop.
I'll find out this weekend.



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How do you unplug the thermistor?


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Old 08-01-2014, 09:35 AM   #20
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Another Update

Ok we are camping now and yesterday after actually putting food in the fridge it got up to 45 degrees when I decided to unplug the thermistor and let it run wide open again. My plan was to let it cool down again that way, then plug the thermistor back in and see if it maintains it.

Well last night my wife noticed that the salami was "warm" to the touch... then upon further inspection that the cheese slices were melted!

So I had her start her phone recording video and then shut it in the fridge.... to see if the light was going out when the door is shut.

NOPE.... the light was flashing off for a second when the door was closing and then staying on when the door was fully closed.

The switch seems to be working ok when I press it in manually... so I just removed the bulb last night and then shut the door.

Today when I plug the thermistor back in I will take a picture so everyone can see where its at... its really easy to do once you have the cover removed from the control panel.

So alas.... multiple issues perhaps.... I know I checked the light when I had it at home empty... and it was shutting off... Im not sure why its not anymore... but without the bulb won't kill us this weekend.
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