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Old 02-11-2013, 12:54 AM   #31
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That is the condensers cooling fan temperature switch. I just installed the fan kit from Dometic on my pups frig. The switch turns the fan on and off as needed to cool the condenser down to 95f.
The directions in my kit did not tell me where to mount the sensor on the cooling fins. Is your sensor on the right, near the flue, or the left?
The sensor is connected to a fin all the way on the right. I spent a good part of the day on line researching this whole deal. Dometic has a pdf on line which details ventilation on the various refers depending on the set-up. (roof vent or refer in the slide) I have a 2862 in my 320rs. Dometic only lists a 2852. Took me a few minutes to figure out that the 2862 has the adjustable thermostat while the 2852 does not. So, looking at the pdf about the ventilation requirements, I discovered that this refer was installed with a fan because of the 2 side vents and no roof vent. I have not heard the fan work but I assume that it does. The pdf also shows baffles etc. They show a curved baffle at the top of the chimney that would serve 2 purposes. The first being that the baffle would direct any air being pushed up by the fan out the top vent. The second purpose would be to close off the dead space above the refer which without the baffle would just collect hot air. I went to my trailer this afternoon and pulled both the top and bottom vent. Everything looked OK on the bottom. When I pulled the top vent, I discovered that the curved baffle that was supposed to be there to direct the air out and close off the dead space was missing in action!! The factory was nice enough to line the dead space with insulation, I guess to keep the heat from the refer from entering the trailer. It would appear that the factory did not bother to read the whole installation sheet. I am disappointed. I will add the curved baffle and I am betting the performance of the unit will inprove with what will now be a proper install. Those of you who have the 320rs, I would check behind that upper vent. Maybe they just forgot mine, but I would not bet on that.
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Old 02-11-2013, 03:25 AM   #32
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Could you post a link to the pdf that covers the installation of the 2952/2862 in a slide out?

When I searched and found the Dometic Installation Manual, it did not state that the 2852/2862 could be installed in a Slide Out.

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Old 02-11-2013, 07:12 AM   #33
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Yes, please attach this PDF i'm going to go and check mine out today. I will let you know if i have this baffle.
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Old 02-11-2013, 09:45 AM   #34
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My Prime Time Crusader 320 RLT has the "Baffle" in the top of the frig. . It is made out of a thin piece of scrap plywood. I've never had a problem with the performance of my frig. in the hottest weather... works perfect. I do have a high pitched noise problem with the fan, absolutely annoying no doubt about it. I'll replace the fan this spring with a computer fan.
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Old 02-11-2013, 11:10 AM   #35
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Could you post a link to the pdf that covers the installation of the 2952/2862 in a slide out?

When I searched and found the Dometic Installation Manual, it did not state that the 2852/2862 could be installed in a Slide Out.

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OK, here is the link. http://www.bryantrv.com/docs2/docs/dometicventing.pdf
If that does not work google ventilation requirements for a dometic rv refrigerator. You will see this pdf. You want to look at option 3D. As I said before this pdf will list the the 2852 which is the exact same refer as the 2862 except that the 2862 has an adjustable thermostat. The diagram clearly shows that a baffle needs to be installed at the top to direct the hot air out and close off that dead space. I was glad to hear one person on the board checked their trailer and the baffle was there. Maybe they just mistakenly left mine off. I will however be adding the baffle unless Palimino would like to send someone to my trailer to install it. LOL
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When looking for the baffle, it's not a complicated design or a high tech baffle. I guess I would say, don't look beyond or past this thin piece of what I call scrap plywood. It's very easy to get a different picture in mind as to what to look for. Could be just me.
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I know what you are saying. Indeed this is not a hi-tec deal. That baffle could be made of almost any material as long as it is curved to get the fan-driven air out the side vent as well as block off the dead space. I am sure that the refer performance will improve once this is done. As I said I am disappointed that when the refer was installed this important non hi-tec piece was not installed.
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Old 02-11-2013, 03:52 PM   #38
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Well, it sounds like you've got the problem solved. Good luck with the repair.
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This is getting good reviews on helping to lower fridge temps.

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This is getting good reviews on helping to lower fridge temps.

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Looks like I'm going to be adding another mod to the list
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