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Old 05-22-2013, 07:40 PM   #1
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2011 Shamrock refrigerator

Just picked up my camper from storage to check everything out before camping trip this eeekend. After plugging it in for a few hours I noticed the freezer is cold but refrigerator isnt getting cold. I usually can hear it cycle on and off but don't hear anything. Is there something that eould make the freezer run but not fridge. Any help would be appreciated.

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Old 05-22-2013, 08:13 PM   #2
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is this your first RV? if so, RV fridges/freezers work different than the ones in your house.
the fridge/freezer are cooled by absorption refrigeration, not by a compressor like your home fridge.
it has to remove heat inside to cool the compartment. because the freezer compartment is smaller, it gets cooler faster.
it usually takes 8-10 hours for the fridge to get cold. that's why many of us start cooling it the night before we leave for the campground.
a few hours isn't enough. just be patient and it should be cold by morning.
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