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Old 06-07-2015, 08:14 PM   #11
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i will sometimes takes some ice cubes from my house fridge and put them in the trailer fridge to help bring it down to temp faster so it don;t have to work so hard

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Old 06-07-2015, 08:15 PM   #12
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put some cans of soda or bottles of water in there so it has something to make cold. Any fridge is more efficient when full, and that is more true of absorption RV fridges.

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Old 06-07-2015, 08:20 PM   #13
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Just an FYI, your refrigerator will get colder sooner if it is operating on propane instead of electricity. Even so, it will still take a good 16 hours to get down to temp.

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Old 06-07-2015, 08:32 PM   #14
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Ours goes from off to "pretty cold" in 4-6 hours. That is almost always
on LP mode 'cause I'm too lazy to run a cord out there for just one day!
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Old 06-08-2015, 12:57 PM   #15
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We had the same problem a few weeks back and called a repair service to come out and look at the fridge. He told us that the fridge runs more efficiently and colder on propane. You will hear a click when it turns on. Do not put it on auto. Also put a small level in the fridge and level the trailer by that. Make sure the vent outside has no obstructions, dirt and debri where the board is...take an air hose and gently blow out everything. By putting it on propane you are bypassing the electrical board that may be damaged. If that does not work then you may have no choice but to replace the fridge. It only took about 2 hours for our fridge to get cold and it stayed cold the whole trip, and the freezer stayed nice and chilly.
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Old 06-08-2015, 01:09 PM   #16
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I have a new Dometic with thing that slides up the fin on the right side of the fridge. I agree with all who said that you should let the fridge run over night before you make a judgement that the lower fridge as opposed to the freezer does not work. Lately I have been running a battery operated fan that I put on the bottom of the fridge and aim the fan upwards. It does seem to cool the fridge more rapidly.
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Old 06-08-2015, 01:11 PM   #17
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If your freezer is working then so is the fridge.
Takes time.
Untill then read up.

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Lots of good advice here.....just one more tip; put everything in your home fridge that you intend to take with you in your RV fridge. It takes even longer to get your RV fridge cool if you load it up with warm stuff!
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Old 06-08-2015, 02:03 PM   #19
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Lots of good advice here.....just one more tip; put everything in your home fridge that you intend to take with you in your RV fridge. It takes even longer to get your RV fridge cool if you load it up with warm stuff!
I have thermometers in mine and in 6 hrs. the freezer shows 12 degrees and the refer is at 40 degrees it is still empty. When I put it on it showed 78 degrees. My control is set at #1 the lowest it can go. 1 is highest I can set it without shutting it off. If I put it to 5 the coldest, I go to minus in the freezer and below freezing in the refer part. But mine is a Norcole. I have also added 3 fans, 1 inside against the coils and 2 behind. It came with only 1 fan at the condenser coil in back. The cooler you keep the rear where the ammonia system is located the colder and faster your unit will cool down. And not have to stay on as long. And it is 87 degrees here today. On Dometic make sure you have good contact on the coil. If you have to pull it apart and clean the channel and reinstall on a different fin in the refer.
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Check all the little crooks, crannies, vents, etc. for any obstructions, plastic or paper that can block the airflow. Its usually the simple things...

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