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Old 08-03-2015, 08:49 AM   #11
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Thanks for all the replies. The temp sensor should be in the plastic clip and slid as far up ad possible, right?
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Old 08-03-2015, 08:56 AM   #12
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Sorry can't help there I have a 4 door fidge with its own temp setting button
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Old 08-03-2015, 08:58 AM   #13
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Thanks for all the replies. The temp sensor should be in the plastic clip and slid as far up ad possible, right?

Yes but I've found, on mine, if I moved it too much, too quickly it caused problems. I may have a loose electrical connection or bad wire.


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Old 08-03-2015, 08:58 AM   #14
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Between trips I connect our TT to 15A at home & therefore cannot run the A/C, just (2) MaxxAir fans setup in push/pull fashion... When the inside TT temps rise above 80 our Dometic fridge does not keep the temps below 40 although the freezer is fine. (Same results on propane or 110V) Therefore we leave stuff in the freezer but have to move stuff from the fridge...

To improve performance I replaced the thermistor with a $26 adjustable dial from these guys: Product Listings for Snip The Tip

I am also upgrading the control board to one that has an adjustable temp. control for $105 from these guys: http://www.dinosaurelectronics.com/MICRO_P-711.htm

I am also adding 12V exhaust fans at the top of the fridge vent & an internal fan to circulate air inside the fridge.

If performance is still marginal, I am going to unplug & remove it so that I can turn it upside down & let the internal fluids reset. (A trick I learned online...) This should get me through a couple more seasons.

When those options fail, the next step is to replace the entire cooling unit with one upgraded by the Amish (about $500) so at the end of it all I'll have about $700 invested. This beats replacing the unit myself for $1400 or paying the dealer to replace it for $1800...

We bought our TT used & I figured with the money saved I could replaced all appliances & still be money-ahead... IMO it does not pay to buy new until manufacturers provide better warranties. These RVs depreciate too fast...
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Old 08-03-2015, 09:04 AM   #15
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I do know if the drain line coming from the fridg doesn't have a loop in it creating a pee trap, it will let warm air into the fridg causing the interior temp to go up about 8 to 10 degrees. So something you might check and make sure there is a loop in the condensation drain line.
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Old 08-03-2015, 09:23 AM   #16
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Is your fridg in a slide, those are the ones with the most trouble keeping cold when the weather outside turns hot. An additional 12v computer fan under the condenser blowing up through the condenser really helps get rid of the heat generated by the unit. I had the same trouble till I installed a fan. On our recent trip we seen 95 outside, 75 inside the camper. Fridg freezer was -.05, box was +35.5. Very happy with the $10.00 fan.
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Old 08-03-2015, 11:00 AM   #17
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My new Dometic fridge (with blue light) in my 2016 Windjammer was too cold. I had to turn it down so it wouldn't freeze my milk. It took about two hours for it to get to too cold temps.

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My new Dometic fridge (with blue light) in my 2016 Windjammer was too cold. I had to turn it down so it wouldn't freeze my milk. It took about two hours for it to get to too cold temps.

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After seeing discussion on fridge temps, thought yesterday would be a good day to check. Have the same blue light special. After two hours or so running electric (auto) mode, outside temp 90+. Refrigerator on #2 setting, inside refrigerator was right @ 30F and freezer was well below zero. Looks like #1 won't freeze the lettuce!
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If performance is still marginal, I am going to unplug & remove it so that I can turn it upside down & let the internal fluids reset. (A trick I learned online...) This should get me through a couple more seasons.

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I would research this further before I went to all the effort. It does not make sense to me. Even if there was some pooling of the refrigerant due to position of the trailer, it would be rectified easily during towing.
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Thanks for the great replies. I think I need to plan and keep giving it a try.
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