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Old 08-22-2015, 07:01 PM   #1
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Dometic 1350 tempature issue?

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Looking for a bit of advice or direction. We have a crusader 334ckt , with a Dometic RM1350MSSX, 4 door, 2 way fridge. Until today we have never noticed it go past 39 degrees, today we hit 46.... and are hovering around 44

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We are at a site w/o 50 amp, so we are using a 30 to 50 and keeping power use down. I didnt think it would be an issue because we leave the trailer on 15 amp at home for the fridge when not camping. we do have a kill-a-watt plugged in so i have been check every now and then. the lowest voltage i have seen is 108, that was when the ac was running.

Ambient temp isnt crazy high, low to mid 80s avg of 82, humidity high (does that matter?). We have been camping in much warmer before.

Tried on propane didnt seem to help.

We have a 50 amp plugin type surge, i removed it about 15 minutes ago. just trying to eliminate everything. we dont usually have it on the surge at home.

the water drain hose was a bit tangled, i straightened it out a few hours ago and a fair amount of water did come out. The hose was by no means clogged or kinked bc water was dripping out prior, but the temp has dropped from 46 to 44.

Fridge fans seem to be turning on and off at a normal rate. Dont smell ammonia, and i dont see any yellow powder on the burner.

We are supposed to be here through the holiday weekend (still working m-f , not lucky enough to have two weeks off), so i would hate to have to pack it up and bring it to the dealer if we can avoid it.


Any suggestions would be appreciated, thanks for your time
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Old 08-22-2015, 09:11 PM   #2
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forgot the freezer, it seems fine. dogs and burgers are rock hardm ice cream is on the softer side but still sold-ish
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Old 08-22-2015, 09:19 PM   #3
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You've mentioned everything but the temperature adjustment. Did you bump it? (It's always something obvious!)
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Old 08-22-2015, 09:44 PM   #4
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i just checked it, still on 1. im pretty sure that is where it has been since we bought it. Range is 1-5, guessing 1 is the coldest? im sure i have the directions still, ill check to see what the "normal" setting should be.

thanks for the suggestion.
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5 is the coldest. 1 is the lowest setting.


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Old 08-23-2015, 05:28 AM   #6
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thanks Griswalds. i set it to 3 last night and this morning it said 35. it has since gone up to 36. we will keep an eye on it today to see if the temp holds or if its just bc the sun isnt up yet and the over night temp dropped into the 60s. still not sure why all of a sudden after almost 2 years the setting would need to be changed though.
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Old 08-23-2015, 08:12 AM   #7
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108 volts is pretty low voltage. That low a voltage can burn up your electric motors, a/C compressor motor, microwave, or anything that runs off it with a motor. That low off voltage causes the motors to over amp heat up and burn up. Just an FYI
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I suggest setting on 5, which is the coldest setting, and running on propane. You might also check the temperature with a thermometer for an accurate reading. The digital readouts are not always accurate.

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108 volts is pretty low voltage. That low a voltage can burn up your electric motors, a/C compressor motor, microwave, or anything that runs off it with a motor. That low off voltage causes the motors to over amp heat up and burn up. Just an FYI
We keep a volt meter plugged in all the time for that reason. I go to my generator if park power drops that low. Sounds like a perfect ad for the Hughs Autoformer.
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Best advice for helping an rv frig is putting computer fans just above the burner in the back of the frig blowing up along with a pair inside the frig for circulation.
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