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Old 08-07-2013, 06:14 PM   #1
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Fridge not working due to heat/humidity?

I left my 2011 Cedar Creek 36RE for about 10 days at the dealership to have some work done. It has been very hot and humid here with temps at or above 100 for several days. Now I cannot get my fridge to work properly; it shows 54 degrees, the freezer reads about 32 degrees. What else should I do to try to get it going before calling the service man? It is a Dometic RM1350. Thanks!
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Thanks. Is that a specialty item? Almost looks like a CPU fan?
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Thanks. Is that a specialty item? Almost looks like a CPU fan?
They are all cpu fans.
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I left my 2011 Cedar Creek 36RE for about 10 days at the dealership to have some work done. It has been very hot and humid here with temps at or above 100 for several days. Now I cannot get my fridge to work properly; it shows 54 degrees, the freezer reads about 32 degrees. What else should I do to try to get it going before calling the service man? It is a Dometic RM1350. Thanks!
Is your fridge mounted in a slide-out? If so, it should already have some fans outside in the back of it to move air over the condenser. These fans are thermostatically controlled. If they aren't running that would cause this problem. (If your fridge isn't in a slide-out, it may well not have the fans.)
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That temp is not too bad, considering it is 100 degrees outside. These RV fridges are not the same as a home refrigerator, and operate completely different. I really don't think you will get a much better temp than that, considering the outdoor temp. Good luck! Randy
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Old 08-07-2013, 09:45 PM   #7
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That temp is not too bad, considering it is 100 degrees outside. These RV fridges are not the same as a home refrigerator, and operate completely different. I really don't think you will get a much better temp than that, considering the outdoor temp. Good luck! Randy
I have the same fridge. It was 97 degrees here today and the thermostat has read 38 degrees all day.
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Another thought: did the dealer perhaps change the temperature setting?
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My 1350 will go months with temp 34 - 38 then will climb to 50 and nothing we do can bring it down. We have not moved the RV during this time. After two to four days it will come back to normal. Does anyone know what is going on?
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My 1350 will go months with temp 34 - 38 then will climb to 50 and nothing we do can bring it down. We have not moved the RV during this time. After two to four days it will come back to normal. Does anyone know what is going on?
Do you have the (noisy) fans on the back of the fridge (outside)? Do they run normally when the temp is 50?
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