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Old 06-07-2015, 08:48 PM   #1
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Unhappy Freezer works, Fridge doesn't

I have a new 2015 Wildwood Heritage Glen 356 QBQ with a Dometic refrigerator, runs dual electric (12V) and propane.

I plugged it up today and checked the refrigerator. The top freezer gets cold no problem. The bottom has fins in the back and a white cable I assume is a thermostat probe that attaches to the fins. On the side of the fridge wall inside is a blue arrow next to the fins that points up for colder. I assume that means slide the probe up higher on the fins to get more cold.

The trouble is that the bottom refrigerator section does not get cold, but the top does.

Any ideas on what could be wrong? Are there two systems in this fridge? I checked the fuse, and it is fine. My "little problem" is that it is out of warranty on the trailer because I bought it slightly used, and unless someone can tell me whether the refrigerator has a separate warranty apart from the coach itself I think I am sunk.

Any and all help would be GREATLY appreciated. Thanks in advance.
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Old 06-07-2015, 08:58 PM   #2
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I have a new 2015 Wildwood Heritage Glen 356 QBQ with a Dometic refrigerator, runs dual electric (12V) and propane.

I plugged it up today and checked the refrigerator. The top freezer gets cold no problem. The bottom has fins in the back and a white cable I assume is a thermostat probe that attaches to the fins. On the side of the fridge wall inside is a blue arrow next to the fins that points up for colder. I assume that means slide the probe up higher on the fins to get more cold.

The trouble is that the bottom refrigerator section does not get cold, but the top does.

Any ideas on what could be wrong? Are there two systems in this fridge? I checked the fuse, and it is fine. My "little problem" is that it is out of warranty on the trailer because I bought it slightly used, and unless someone can tell me whether the refrigerator has a separate warranty apart from the coach itself I think I am sunk.

Any and all help would be GREATLY appreciated. Thanks in advance.
Most appliances have their own warranty with the manufacturer. Looking at mine, some are as long as three years.

Post the name and model # of your fridge and we can look at our documents and see if we have the same and can give you more information. (Website, customer support phone number, warranty info, etc.)
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Old 06-07-2015, 09:02 PM   #3
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What is the temp of the fridge? I bought one of the clip on thermometers found here.http:// http://www.campingworld.com/...rmometer/69819
You can also get a fridge fan to circulate the air like this. Search - fridge fan - Camping World
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if you just turned it on today, won't be cold till tomorrow most likely. The freezer gets cold much quicker.
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What is the temp of the fridge? I bought one of the clip on thermometers found here.http:// http://www.campingworld.com/...rmometer/69819
You can also get a fridge fan to circulate the air like this. Search - fridge fan - Camping World
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The temp is WARM. It isn't cold at all on the bottom.
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if you just turned it on today, won't be cold till tomorrow most likely. The freezer gets cold much quicker.
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Really?? That's odd. I will leave it on all night and report back on that issue. Seems kind of weird it would take that long. Why would that be?
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Rick and Karen,

I do hope the refrigerator has a separate warranty. That would be awesome. Are you sure about that? If so, I will call the dealer tomorrow.

Thanks.
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takes awhile, and even longer when empty. It doesn't circulate air so it doesn't cool the air. Be patient, it's just how they are. Need to be turned on a day ahead of loading them
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The temp is WARM. It isn't cold at all on the bottom.
You are gonna have to try a little harder than that moodman, we are trying to help. Get a thermometer and report how far from safe (40 degrees) you are.
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Edit: I did not catch you did not let it run 24 hours. You still will want to get a thermometer to monitor the temps.
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I don't think you understand how RV absorption fridges work, compared to residential fridges.
It's always advised to let your fridge cool overnight.
And the freezer cools before the fridge part, because it's smaller.
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