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Old 08-07-2013, 06:14 PM   #1
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Fridge not working due to heat/humidity?

I left my 2011 Cedar Creek 36RE for about 10 days at the dealership to have some work done. It has been very hot and humid here with temps at or above 100 for several days. Now I cannot get my fridge to work properly; it shows 54 degrees, the freezer reads about 32 degrees. What else should I do to try to get it going before calling the service man? It is a Dometic RM1350. Thanks!
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Old 08-07-2013, 06:32 PM   #2
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Thanks. Is that a specialty item? Almost looks like a CPU fan?
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Thanks. Is that a specialty item? Almost looks like a CPU fan?
They are all cpu fans.
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I left my 2011 Cedar Creek 36RE for about 10 days at the dealership to have some work done. It has been very hot and humid here with temps at or above 100 for several days. Now I cannot get my fridge to work properly; it shows 54 degrees, the freezer reads about 32 degrees. What else should I do to try to get it going before calling the service man? It is a Dometic RM1350. Thanks!
Is your fridge mounted in a slide-out? If so, it should already have some fans outside in the back of it to move air over the condenser. These fans are thermostatically controlled. If they aren't running that would cause this problem. (If your fridge isn't in a slide-out, it may well not have the fans.)
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That temp is not too bad, considering it is 100 degrees outside. These RV fridges are not the same as a home refrigerator, and operate completely different. I really don't think you will get a much better temp than that, considering the outdoor temp. Good luck! Randy
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Old 08-07-2013, 09:45 PM   #7
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That temp is not too bad, considering it is 100 degrees outside. These RV fridges are not the same as a home refrigerator, and operate completely different. I really don't think you will get a much better temp than that, considering the outdoor temp. Good luck! Randy
I have the same fridge. It was 97 degrees here today and the thermostat has read 38 degrees all day.
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Another thought: did the dealer perhaps change the temperature setting?
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My 1350 will go months with temp 34 - 38 then will climb to 50 and nothing we do can bring it down. We have not moved the RV during this time. After two to four days it will come back to normal. Does anyone know what is going on?
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My 1350 will go months with temp 34 - 38 then will climb to 50 and nothing we do can bring it down. We have not moved the RV during this time. After two to four days it will come back to normal. Does anyone know what is going on?
Do you have the (noisy) fans on the back of the fridge (outside)? Do they run normally when the temp is 50?
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Do you have the (noisy) fans on the back of the fridge (outside)? Do they run normally when the temp is 50?
No fans visible. Refrigerator is not in a slide.
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Is your fridge mounted in a slide-out? If so, it should already have some fans outside in the back of it to move air over the condenser. These fans are thermostatically controlled. If they aren't running that would cause this problem. (If your fridge isn't in a slide-out, it may well not have the fans.)
Have you learned anything more about your refrigerator? Out 1350 does the same thing.
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Old 08-11-2013, 07:36 PM   #13
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should be a frigidaire residential in the 36RE and would not matter what outside temps are would still keep things cold. used mine all last summer here in Florida, never had a problem
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I left my 2011 Cedar Creek 36RE for about 10 days at the dealership to have some work done. It has been very hot and humid here with temps at or above 100 for several days. Now I cannot get my fridge to work properly; it shows 54 degrees, the freezer reads about 32 degrees. What else should I do to try to get it going before calling the service man? It is a Dometic RM1350. Thanks!
Has your 1350 refrigerator been repaired. Have you discovered the problem. Mine does the same after about 9 months of proper operation.
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should be a frigidaire residential in the 36RE and would not matter what outside temps are would still keep things cold. used mine all last summer here in Florida, never had a problem
Do you know what model residential refrigerator will fit in place of the Dometic 1350?
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Well our 1350 has the same problem, one day its 50 degrees and the next day its 36 it doesn't matter if its 70 or 90 out side. I have checked mine and we have two fans on the top vent out side, I have checked the reset button on the unit also. Our unit is so level its not funny. I have called to shop and they said "bring it in at the end of the month" REALLY, Hope some one finds a answer to this problem and soon.
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Well our 1350 has the same problem, one day its 50 degrees and the next day its 36 it doesn't matter if its 70 or 90 out side. I have checked mine and we have two fans on the top vent out side, I have checked the reset button on the unit also. Our unit is so level its not funny. I have called to shop and they said "bring it in at the end of the month" REALLY, Hope some one finds a answer to this problem and soon.
Do you hear the fans running sometimes? They are noisy so you should be hearing them cycle on and off.
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BarryDo706, Yes I hear them running, I was thinking maybe they went out? but NO. even tried a third fan and no improvement. <;-(
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Update on my RM1350. Did a bypass test (24 hours with power directly applied to heating elements). Temp did not go below 40 with outside temp at 50. Measured the resistance of the heating elements (34 ohms). Measured current draw of heating elements (3.48 amps). Took unit to warranty repair facility where my tests were repeated. Results is defective cooling unit. Replacement unit on order. Will update after new cooling unit is installed.
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My DM2652 Fridge had a defective cooling unit also. When they emptied the coolant out of the cooler it was black..was suppose to be yellow. Not a happy camper seeing we just bought the 2010 Sunseeker this past April.
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