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Old 06-10-2014, 04:16 PM   #51
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And now, if the rain holds off, I'm back on my issue witht eh frig not cooling. AFter about 18 hours on 120V, it was at 40 degrees this morning, but back up to 46 now and has not been opened. Gonna turn all the fans over.

Dave,

I believe OC did some sort of mod that improved cooling on his unit.

From my Foxhole, it sounds like your unit is cooling (no ammonia smell right?) So if your unit is cooling I wonder how the seals are doing on your fridge?

Is your freezer functioning correctly?
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Old 06-10-2014, 04:33 PM   #52
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Dave,

I believe OC did some sort of mod that improved cooling on his unit.

From my Foxhole, it sounds like your unit is cooling (no ammonia smell right?) So if your unit is cooling I wonder how the seals are doing on your fridge?

Is your freezer functioning correctly?
Yeah, freezer is fine but like many others have reported, not cold in frig. I just put 3 fans (original with thermistor and two switched) in the rear pointing up to suck cooler air in the bottom and warmer air out the top. I've tested the door with a dollar and it was fine. My 3rd rv with dometic and never had an issue before. But this is first one with frig in slide out. Guess circulation is not as adequate as roof vent. No ammonia smell. Holding now at 44 degrees with ori fan cycling. I'm gonna watch it a while and then turn on 2 other fans to see if any change. I have a temp transmitter in the frig so I can read temp from the house and no need to open door. hasn't opened in about 15 hours now.
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Old 06-10-2014, 04:40 PM   #53
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Thought the fan/s were supposed to be in the fridge blowing on the cooling fins.

Interesting, I shall watch.
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Old 06-10-2014, 04:45 PM   #54
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Yeah, freezer is fine but like many others have reported, not cold in frig. I just put 3 fans (original with thermistor and two switched) in the rear pointing up to suck cooler air in the bottom and wormer air out the top. I've tested the door with a dollar and it was fine. My 3rd rv with dometic and never had an issue before. But this is first one with frig in slide out. Guess circulation is not as adequate as roof vent. No ammonia smell. Holding now at 44 degrees with ori fan cycling. I'm gonna watch it a while and then turn on 2 other fans to see if any change. I have a temp transmitter in the frig so I can read temp from the house and no need to open door. hasn't opened in about 15 hours now.
Dave,

I was doing some research for you and found this:
Purchase | Buy RV Fridge Control | Norcold Documentation | Dometic Documentation

Don't know if it is worth anything or not...would love to hear opinions!

Hmmm My refer is on the slide as well. Over Memorial Day weekend, I noticed that the refer was making a whining (or steady tone) sound. No issues with cooling, just that odd sound which I attributed to cooling during the heat of the day (got up to 93 deg with @ 70% humidity )

I have thought about installing a fan(s) in our refer as well - this sounds like a mod I need to do.Soon.

This temp issue has got to be driving you crazy!!
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Old 06-10-2014, 04:49 PM   #55
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Fans inside are to keep the temp even, not lower it, the fans outside blowing across the entire back is what will help LOWER the frig temp. Fans down as close to the burner as possible as it cools the entire coolant plumbing system.
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Wow! Thought about BigJohn and his family several times today...*tough* work day BTW, and now to come home to such a wonderful story!

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Thought the fan/s were supposed to be in the fridge blowing on the cooling fins.

Interesting, I shall watch.
FI. I think some are in the bottom. Mine came with 1 fan mounted just beneath the upper fins blowing down. I'm sure it should have been blowing up as heat rises. So I put one one either side that I can turn on and off on hotter days.

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This may be totally worthless info, but this is what I did to the fridge in our Forester. It was in the slide and the cooling fan seemed to work ok. It was only a single fan, but blowing upwards across the coils. After I cut the original thermister off inside the fridge and did this cheap $26 mod, I never had any other issues. It was an experimental mod, but it worked then. In our case, I couldn't get the temp set the way I wanted it. It was always too warm.

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This may be totally worthless info, but this is what I did to the fridge in our Forester. It was in the slide and the cooling fan seemed to work ok. It was only a single fan, but blowing upwards across the coils. After I cut the original thermister off inside the fridge and did this cheap $26 mod, I never had any other issues. It was an experimental mod, but it worked then. In our case, I couldn't get the temp set the way I wanted it. It was always too warm.

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I've been thinking about one of those. Had never heard a report about effectiveness. Thanks for telling me.
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You could also make a fused jumper to manually open and close the awning (at the switch location) in a pinch.
What was the problem with the awning in case it happens to me thanks
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