Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 07-05-2016, 09:56 PM   #1
Junior Member
 
Nola tink's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2016
Posts: 12
Dometic refrigerator not cooling

We have a tracer 230 fbs with a dometic refrigerator. It is our first time using it. The outside fridge is cool and the upper freezer part of the inside refrigerator is cool but the bigger bottom part is warm. It was working fine when we bought it about 3 weeks ago. Any suggestions?
__________________

__________________
Nola tink is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-05-2016, 11:29 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Posts: 461
check to see if the white slide on the fins is all the way up. This controls the fridge temperature.
__________________

__________________
AbdRahim is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2016, 07:25 AM   #3
Site Team
 
Mr. Dan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Grayson County, Texas
Posts: 4,253
... and not just the slide but the thermistor inside the slide. I've had our slide all the way to the top only to find the thermistor had slipped down inside the slide.
__________________
SEARCH is your friend!
FR Wildcat 295RSX / GMC Sierra

Nights Camped: '13 = 49 / '14 = 74 / '15 = 74 / '16 = 85 / '17 = 14; booked = 28
Mr. Dan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2016, 12:58 PM   #4
Junior Member
 
Nola tink's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2016
Posts: 12
Thanks for the help! I also learned that it just takes a l-o-n-g time to get cool. When I checked it this morning after it being on all night it was cool! Didn't realize there is a thermostat inside the slide. I will check for that.
__________________
Nola tink is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2016, 01:04 PM   #5
Site Team
 
Flybob's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Posts: 4,081
Fridges work by removing heat energy. When a fridge is empty, there is little mass inside to absorb heat energy let in by opening so temp will change rapidly. When starting a fridge before a trip, Start 12hrs or more before, Fill the fridge with cold non perishable items ( water, drinks etc). They will provide cold mass to absorb heat when opened. You need some space for air to circulate, but a full fridge or freezer will always work better than an empty one,
__________________

2015 Freedom Express 248RBS
TV 2015 Silverado HD2500 Duramax
TST Tire Monitors
Honda 2000I + Companion
2 65W solar panels
Flybob is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-06-2016, 01:35 PM   #6
Senior Member
 
D_B Travelers's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2014
Location: Watauga, Texas
Posts: 644
Quote:
Originally Posted by Mr. Dan View Post
... and not just the slide but the thermistor inside the slide. I've had our slide all the way to the top only to find the thermistor had slipped down inside the slide.
Yup, ours didn't cool all that well on one trip and then on the next trip it froze everything in the refrigerator. The thermistor was completely out of the slide and had fallen back behind the crispers. I put a small dab of silicone on the thermistor to keep it in place on the slide, it doesn't budge now.
__________________
D_B Travelers - 8 nights in 2017, 35 nights in 2016. 1st RV 2014 TT WJ3001w, new 2016 FW SOB, 2015 GMC 3500HD CC DRW Duramax, TST 507rv TPMS.
"Happiness? A good meal, a good cigar and a good woman - or a bad woman; it depends on how much happiness you can handle."
George Burns (1896 1996)
D_B Travelers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-2016, 08:16 AM   #7
Junior Member
 
Nola tink's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2016
Posts: 12
Thank you Flybob! Valuable knowledge for the future!
__________________
Nola tink is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-2016, 12:53 PM   #8
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Full timer,,,at Lake Georgetown in central Texas for the winter.
Posts: 416
I bought a couple of those little battery operated fans for the freezer and fridge. Does a good job of distributing the cold in both chambers real well. Worth the investment. Two D cells for each fan and they usually last a month. Keeps my ice cream hard.....that's all that counts.
__________________
Grampa Jim is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-2016, 01:27 PM   #9
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2015
Posts: 109
I added one of these fans to my fridge.works great
Dometic Refrig Fan w on Off Switch Increases Cooling Standard Model | eBay
__________________
Mark1 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-07-2016, 01:31 PM   #10
Senior Member
 
dmchapman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Sierra Nevada foothills
Posts: 149
I have noticed the thermistor is loose in the slide clip. A dab of silocone would fix that but what is the correct position of the capsule inside the slide?
__________________

__________________
dmchapman is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
cooling, dometic, refrigerator

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off




» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




ForestRiverForums.com is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 12:31 AM.