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Old 09-11-2016, 01:54 PM   #1
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36CKTS refrigerator upper vent

(2013) 36CKTS -upper fridge vent has a piece of plywood across the vent.
Has anyone noticed this on there're RV's.
Do think this would keep the fridge from cooling properly??
Came from the factory this way.
Should I cut it out????
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Old 09-11-2016, 04:36 PM   #2
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Ditto

My 38CK has the same - plywood covering the vent. Would sure appreciate hearing from some of you who are 'in the know.'
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Old 09-11-2016, 05:06 PM   #3
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Both Cedar Creek techs and Dometic techs told me that it is to draw/force the air over the fins before exhausting out the top vent. My 2015 34RLSA is built the same.
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I sent an email to Cedar Creek, hope to get an answer....
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Old 09-11-2016, 05:18 PM   #5
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Cut the plywood and put two computer fans just above the burner below to force air across the entire back of the frig. I would also put some screen wire on both upper and lower covers to keep varmints (mud daubers) out.
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Old 09-11-2016, 07:19 PM   #6
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Thanks for all comments and suggestions. Old Coot, your idea sounds like the best plan. Will see if CC will pony up as the unit is not getting enough cooling at ambient temps over about 80F. On highest setting, it runs at about 38-45 deg. Freezer won't keep ice cream cold. Normally sits at 34 and freezes well. It's also intermittent which is why the cooling unit is being replaced. It's 68F now and working perfectly. Thanks for the suggestion. I'll do it, no matter who pays.
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Old 09-12-2016, 07:19 AM   #7
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Reply from CC


Kelly Ware <kware@forestriverinc.com>
7:53 AM (24 minutes ago)


Mr. K,
Thank you for contacting Cedar Creek Customer Service. This was how we used to direct airflow behind the Dometic refrigerators. It is as a design.

We appreciate the opportunity to assist you with your Cedar Creek product.
Thank You,
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Mr. K,
I don't understand this reply. Was there an attachment?
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No attachment, just this statement:

Kelly Ware <kware@forestriverinc.com>
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Mr. K,
Thank you for contacting Cedar Creek Customer Service. This was how we used to direct airflow behind the Dometic refrigerators. It is as a design.

We appreciate the opportunity to assist you with your Cedar Creek product.
Thank You,
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