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Old 09-18-2014, 11:00 PM   #1
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fridge help

Last camping trip our fridge/freezer wasn't as cool as normal.
The ice cream was like a milk shake and our milk ended up spoiling.

In the fridge is a slider on a metal fin and a sticker that shows up for colder and down is warmer. Ours was all the way up.

Here is my question. Is the up/down direction correct? I read in another thread down was cold.
Second question. I went to move the slider down and it's not connected to anything. Is this normal? I would have thought it would be connected to a wire or something. It's just a piece of plastic that slides on the fin.

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Old 09-18-2014, 11:04 PM   #2
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Might as well mention while I'm talking about the fridge. We have had about 4 times where the fridge shuts down when trying to switch over to gas. I have 2 full tanks of gas and I can hear the clicking sound but after awhile it will turn off.
I have even run gas to the stove to make sure the gas is getting through the lines.
We have the metal fridge vent covers on the outside of the camper and keep the camper covered when not in use.
Just wondering if the fridge may have an underlining problem causing our issues. Figured I would ask here before dealing w/ a dealer.
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Old 09-18-2014, 11:06 PM   #3
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Last camping trip our fridge/freezer wasn't as cool as normal.
The ice cream was like a milk shake and our milk ended up spoiling.

In the fridge is a slider on a metal fin and a sticker that shows up for colder and down is warmer. Ours was all the way up.

Here is my question. Is the up/down direction correct? I read in another thread down was cold.
Second question. I went to move the slider down and it's not connected to anything. Is this normal? I would have thought it would be connected to a wire or something. It's just a piece of plastic that slides on the fin.

Thanks!
A vinyl wire with a thermistor on its end should be riding inside the plastic slider. It measures temp on the fin and sends it back to the electronic board.
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Old 09-19-2014, 06:34 PM   #4
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The label is correct. The thermistor higher is colder.

Note, though that both the slider can slide down, and the thermistor can slide down in the slider.

So make sure the thermistor itself is high.
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Old 09-19-2014, 10:44 PM   #5
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We are camping this weekend and again the fridge is cool but not cold. Here are some pictures to see if something doesn't look right.
Here is where we have it set.


Here is what it looks like with no plastic clip. No wire other than temp probe.


Here what the clip looks like. Just a piece of plastic. I don't see anything in it.

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Old 09-19-2014, 11:22 PM   #6
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There should be a white plastic wire, about 1/4" on the end. It should be into the back slot on that slider. Without that wire, the slider is useless.
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Old 09-19-2014, 11:27 PM   #7
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That temp probe that is coming out below the fins on the right needs to have the end of it in the middle of part of the slider where it attaches to the fin. That is what determines the temp in the fridge. If it hasn't been in the slider then that explains why your fridge is not cooling properly.
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Old 09-19-2014, 11:48 PM   #8
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Awesome! We put it in the slider. Hopefully that fixes it.
Our PDI tech told us it was a temp probe and we left it add is. It has never been in the slide.
I'll let you know tomorrow the outcome.
Thanks again!
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It worked like a champ. Thanks everyone!
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I have known to raise the thermistor to make the refrigerator colder but couldn't seem to get it high enough. Why? Its wire was too short - so I pulled 3/4" to 1" of wire through the grommet in the skin and raised the thermistor. The refer is cooling now for a trip tomorrow... so I'll see if I made any progress.
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