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Woody1 09-20-2013 08:15 AM

Freezer works but fridge doesn't-HELP
I have a 365saq with dometic fridge. The freezer is working but the fridge isn't cooling. It was functional yesterday before I left home.

BarryD0706 09-20-2013 08:55 AM

To the best of my knowledge there's only one cooling system so if the freezer is actually freezing (and not just cool), the fridge should be cold as well. Do you have a door ajar by some chance?

SteveBingham52 09-20-2013 09:24 AM

Common problem. You can Google "dometic freezer works but not refrigerator" and there are several items on diagnosing issue.

SteveBingham52 09-20-2013 09:25 AM

Oh yeah. I know that because I had same issue. Got lucky mine was simple fix.

Woody1 09-20-2013 01:11 PM

I think I solved the mystery, at least I hope so. I hit a low hanging limb in route to my destination, which destroyed my fridge vent cover on the roof. As soon as I discovered it I sealed off the entire vent opening with 3 heavy duty trash bags and duct taped it down. The fridge was working before I did that. I didn’t realize that the vent actually pulls the hot air away from the fridge. Found that out when I went to my dealer for a new vent cover. So, hopefully that's the problem. If that's not it then the next thing I'm going to do is try unhooking the temp sensor that regulates the temp in the fridge. Thanks for your response though.

HarrynSally 09-21-2013 07:31 AM

Mine has a switch in the freezer area on top when you open the door some kind of control switch, switch to on.
Mine works crazy, mine has a little slide temp control in the fridge play with it till it starts to work!

Woody1 09-22-2013 12:14 PM

Problem solved. The plastic and duct tape I put over the vent until I could install a new cover was preventing heat from escaping. Once I removed the plastic and put the new cover on things are back to normal. Thanks for the comments.

HarrynSally 11-27-2013 04:35 PM

Mine has a recall on it could catch on fire
I went to fo r est river web site and seen the recall

HarrynSally 05-13-2014 10:31 PM

No one wants to do the recall repair, So I disconnected the gas line and plugged and caped each end now it's safe to operate !!

VinceU 05-13-2014 10:49 PM


Originally Posted by HarrynSally (Post 610802)
No one wants to do the recall repair, So I disconnected the gas line and plugged and caped each end now it's safe to operate !!

That's a little dramatic. All the dealers did to satisfy the "fire risk" was to add a sheet metal guard to the outside of the boiler stack covering the burner so it couldn't malfunction and cause a fire in the back of the fridge. Just look at any other newer RV with a frig like yours, its obvious if you have the recalled model in difference at the burner.

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