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Old 05-25-2018, 10:42 PM   #1
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Freezer cold fridge not

We have a 2006 flagstaff 831qbss. We got to campground today around d 5. Plugged up power and everything. After 6 hours freezer food and cold. Fridge is still wArm. Are there any controls anywhere
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On our frig that means that the unit isn't level enough. Our refrigerator is very sensitive and needs to be very level.
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Old 05-25-2018, 11:09 PM   #3
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Double check the thermistor. UP is colder, DOWN is warmer. It likes to drop down while on the road. Also make sure the thermistor itself is actually UP inside the plastic holder.

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We have a 2006 flagstaff 831qbss. We got to campground today around d 5. Plugged up power and everything. After 6 hours freezer food and cold. Fridge is still wArm. Are there any controls anywhere
6 hours isn't enough time for the fridge to get cold.
The freezer always gets colder first. The fridge takes longer because it a bigger compartment.

Most of us let the fridge get cold overnight before leaving.

Your fridge doesn't work like a residential fridge, it works on absorption.
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6 hours isn't enough time for the fridge to get cold.
The freezer always gets colder first. The fridge takes longer because it a bigger compartment.

Most of us let the fridge get cold overnight before leaving.

Your fridge doesn't work like a residential fridge, it works on absorption.
Mine is usually cold in 4 hrs; at least cold enough to know it's working.
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Mine is usually cold in 4 hrs; at least cold enough to know it's working.
For my fridge, 6 hours isn't enough for the fridge to be cold. Cool, yes.
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As mentioned above, the fridge takes longer to get up to speed. Our Dometic displays 60 degrees when turned on and takes time to get to the final 42 degrees when it hits our preset. If you have a display, it should start coming down after 5-6 hours and will continue down for more that 12 hours.
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Mine usually takes about 24 hours to get cold. It also helps if you don't put in drinks that are not cold yet. After 24 ours my readout is usually 34-37 degrees.
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Ref

This may sound strange but I had the same problem with a 5 th wheel. I checked .every thing and finally discovered the switch that turned the ref lite bulb off was not working and kept the bulb on all the time which resulted in ref staying warmer. .the freezer was fine . Good luck.
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As a new RVer, I learned a lot from this question and answers. However, it made me think of another question. Do you travel with the refrig on? I have a 19' TT. On our very first trip, we turned the frig on on the start of our two hour trip to the campsite. Should we have done that?

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