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Old 08-03-2015, 05:59 PM   #21
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R3, with the 31fqsl frig being in the slide, I replaced the one noisy factory fan with two quiet computer fans. Much better performance. There are provisions for two on the mounting plate.
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Old 08-03-2015, 06:09 PM   #22
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R3, with the 31fqsl frig being in the slide, I replaced the one noisy factory fan with two quiet computer fans. Much better performance. There are provisions for two on the mounting plate.

Thanks for the info. Are they a standard connector?


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Old 08-03-2015, 06:18 PM   #23
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No, I just soldered and heat shrinked. Also forgot to mention that mine had a large piece of paneling blocking the majority of the upper vent opening. I removed that when I installed the second fan to allow room for plenty of airflow. I think it was there in attempt to get moving air across the freezer coil but seemed to be futile.
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Old 08-04-2015, 10:27 AM   #24
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Does anyone have pictures where they installed the fans and what they wired them to?


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Old 08-05-2015, 06:17 PM   #25
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Can anyone tell me if this is common for the dometic refrig. in my XLR?
Usually prefer to hook up electric and turn on the refrigerator before leaving to camp or fill the refrigerator. I finally turned it on when we got to camp. We were on electric but it took 24 hours to cool the refrigerator down and 12 hours for freezer. Is that common? I turned on the gas an had it on auto, no real difference. I am worried this needs repaired or replaced. I noticed the check light came on for a few minutes but I recycled it and it went out.

Wolf, how did yours act before it went out?

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Old 08-05-2015, 08:22 PM   #26
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How do you update the profile? I could not add anything as you suggested.


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Old 08-05-2015, 08:49 PM   #27
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My previous trailer had a Norcold and it cooled very quickly. I could turn it on when loading the frige and it would get cold in a couple hours. My new trailer has the dometic and I too was wondering if something was wrong. Also the temperature adjustment (thermistor) is extremely touchy.
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I too had the Norcold in previous campers and they seem to out perform the Dometic. To me it more China junk. And the sad part FR buys into these companies due to good prices on large buys. I would think its time to start sending e-mails to the Pres of the company and voice our concerns. Later RJD
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Old 08-06-2015, 07:04 AM   #28
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Our reefer was marginal at best, took forever to cool down 115v, worked "ok" on gas. Hubby rigged 3 120mm fans at lower air inlet drawing air in and he repaired the factory vent routing. Now it cools down in a few hours and maintains 37* reefer and 5* freezer. My man's got to have his cold adult beverage! Can't really take pictures as there is nothing to see without dis-assembly, sorry
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Can you tell me more detail, what had to be taken apart, what type of fans. Where did you purchase?
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Old 08-07-2015, 07:56 AM   #30
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Fans are 12v dc 120mm computer fans from Amazon $9 ea. He popped off the lower vent and somehow rigged the fans, I think hot glue. Uses a toggle switch for on/off. He also modified the cabinet the reefer fits into to ensure air flow to the unit. Sorry I can't be of more help....


BTW, he used MY windshield sun blocker thing to fix the vent air flow issue....
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