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Old 07-09-2016, 10:50 AM   #1
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Odd fridge issue in 344Q

Had a tire blowout on right side. Tire tread wapped around and tore up the insulation, water tubing and yanked some wiring down. Now the freezer section of the fridge gets icy cold but the fridge section stays warm. When I switch to gas, both sections get cold.
Standard Dometic unit. Seems odd that the 2 sections would pull power from separate external wires. I'm hunting for my manual and about to open up the bottom panel but thought I'd see if anyone had any experience they could share.
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Old 07-09-2016, 12:11 PM   #2
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Diagrams and panel show that it gets power from a single 120VAC outlet. Power to the outlet is good and the 2 fuses are good. Inside light comes on but that is 12v.
Looks like the wiring that was damaged by the blowout has nothing to do with the fridge issue. I'm at a loss for ideas.
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Old 07-09-2016, 03:48 PM   #3
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What brand and model of fridge do you have?

Typically the freezer is cooled first and the cold is passed from freezer to fridge.
How long did you let it run on electric before switching to gas?

Both heat sources heat the same boiler, so if one source cools both top and bottom then the other one should as well.
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Old 07-09-2016, 04:03 PM   #4
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Thanks Bama. It was about 12 hours of run time on electric before switching to gas. The fins in the fridge were warm and dry so I figured something was wrong and switched to gas.
Update: after all the fiddling around I've been doing I decided to recheck running on electric and now everything seems to be working fine. Very strange. Will keep an eye on it.
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