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Old 05-29-2016, 12:27 AM   #1
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Night before our maiden voyage. Hooked up to shore power at home to load it up. Turned Fridge on and turned on auto to use shore power. Freezer is getting cold, however fridge is not cooling at all. We switched to propane and still freezer is cold and fridge is nada. This went on for an hour. What's with it being auto temp with a sticker that says colder and warmer, what is the white plastic thing attached to the silver cooling coils? Click image for larger version

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Old 05-29-2016, 12:47 AM   #2
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Fridge always takes longer to cool than the freezer, unless something is wrong.
Since it uses absorption cooling, it takes longer to remove the heat from the larger fridge box.

How long have you been letting it cool?
Most of us let it cool for 8 hours before worrying about something being wrong.
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Old 05-29-2016, 09:03 AM   #3
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If the freezer is getting cold, the fridge will get cold, but as Dan said, it takes it a lot longer.

The white plastic clip holds the thermister and you can adjust how cold the fridge gets by sliding the clip up for colder, or down for warmer. There should be a pair of wires coming from behind it.

We leave the fridge on all the time that way it's always ready to go.
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Depending upon the outside temperature our fridge can take overnight to cool completely and stabilize. Also since it is so small that cool air leaves the cabinet pretty quickly when the door is opened. I added a thermometer so I could see what the actual temperature is.
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Old 05-29-2016, 09:42 AM   #5
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"Auto" doesn't mean 'auto temp' It means auto selection of power source. The thermistor (not just the plastic clip that holds it) must be moved up to make the unit cooler. My single wire wasn't long enough for that so I had to pull a little slack from outside the unit.


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I added a thermometer so I could see what the actual temperature is.
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Not like that. Just one of those alcohol bulb types I hang from the shelf. It is accurate within a degree or so which is close enough when our fridge settles in around 34-37 degrees Fahrenheit depending upon the outside temps.
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Night before our maiden voyage. Hooked up to shore power at home to load it up. Turned Fridge on and turned on auto to use shore power. Freezer is getting cold, however fridge is not cooling at all. We switched to propane and still freezer is cold and fridge is nada. This went on for an hour. What's with it being auto temp with a sticker that says colder and warmer, what is the white plastic thing attached to the silver cooling coils? Attachment 109426


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What's the outside temperature where you're parked? I just got back from camping in the Anza-Borrego Desert where it was 118° F outside and the fridge warmed up to 58° in the middle of the day. I have since modified the vent stack of my fridge by installing a couple of 120mm computer fans. I'm waiting for another hot day to test it out.

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X 10 ........ the frig usually takes a while...... several hours to cool down.......




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I start mine several days ahead of time and when it's really hot out I'll put a bag of ice in the freezer compartment to help it out AND run the A/C
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