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Old 06-17-2013, 02:47 PM   #1
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Warm fridge

We are having a real tuff time keeping our fridge cool. It's not that warm out, so I don't believe that could be the problem. But it won't get cooler then 39 and goes to as warm as 52. We have it set at its lowest setting. We changed to propane because we usually get our fridge to get cooler with propane. It brand new. My husband walked outside this morning and felt the slide out that the fridge is in and it was so hot he felt like it was going to burn his hand. Could use some advice!! Yeah I know I could always bring it in but you all know how that goes, four weeks later then you get it back.
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Old 06-17-2013, 03:13 PM   #2
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This is what I did.
Added external fans to keep air circulation.
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Old 06-17-2013, 03:14 PM   #3
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Old 06-17-2013, 03:22 PM   #4
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Also make sure your thermister probe is at the very top of slider.

If this is the style you have.
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Old 06-17-2013, 05:37 PM   #5
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Ours need to mate and make a normal one.

I can't get mine above 36 no matter what I do. It started at 23F!!!!

I've moved it 8 fins to the left (per assistance here) and keep sliding it up and down. It'll make it to 36, but if you leave it alone, it goes to 34. Beer will be happy, lettuce won't.

And I see now what is different in "entry level travel trailers". The book has about 8 refrigerator models (all same manual, which is stupid) listed, and most have push button "warmer/colder" buttons. Mine says "Preset at the factory".

I assume the factory was in Ecuador.

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If it is 'not that warm out', we are not in the same area by about a million miles.

These slide thingies suck. That is my experienced (one week) opinion.
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Old 06-17-2013, 05:46 PM   #6
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We are having a real tuff time keeping our fridge cool. It's not that warm out, so I don't believe that could be the problem. But it won't get cooler then 39 and goes to as warm as 52. We have it set at its lowest setting. We changed to propane because we usually get our fridge to get cooler with propane. It brand new. My husband walked outside this morning and felt the slide out that the fridge is in and it was so hot he felt like it was going to burn his hand. Could use some advice!! Yeah I know I could always bring it in but you all know how that goes, four weeks later then you get it back.
Like Turbs its as though you have plenty of heat input (elec vs propane) but you aren't getting enough cooling on the back side of the cycle. If you post the model here, someone will tell you if you should have a built in cooling fan(s). If you do and they aren't running in auto, you'll never cool the box down.
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Old 06-17-2013, 06:04 PM   #7
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We are having a real tuff time keeping our fridge cool. It's not that warm out, so I don't believe that could be the problem. But it won't get cooler then 39 and goes to as warm as 52. We have it set at its lowest setting. We changed to propane because we usually get our fridge to get cooler with propane. It brand new. My husband walked outside this morning and felt the slide out that the fridge is in and it was so hot he felt like it was going to burn his hand. Could use some advice!! Yeah I know I could always bring it in but you all know how that goes, four weeks later then you get it back.
The fans were driving us nuts at night so I took the top vent cover right off and they didnt go on that night
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The fans were driving us nuts at night so I took the top vent cover right off and they didnt go on that night
That will work with more flow and less pressure drop, problem is you'll invite bats, birds, wasps etc. You need to fix/modify your veny fans. Besides if it rains in there a few times.......oh well$$$.
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Old 06-18-2013, 10:56 AM   #9
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Replace fans with high quality ball bearing replacements.

Best buy is a good source.
I've got two 60 mm fans and on the interior you can't hear them.
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Replace fans with high quality ball bearing replacements.

Best buy is a good source.
I've got two 60 mm fans and on the interior you can't hear them.
I would like to replace them I'm just not sure what to replace them with. Would any 12v fan work . I see you say 60mm, is that just how wide they are. What about amps and rpm. I took a picture of mine the other day to try and match it
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