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Old 10-26-2020, 08:50 PM   #1
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Our residential Frigidaire refrigerator has no light cover. We have been told by the dealer that they don't come with a light cover from the factory. It seems odd as there are attachment openings. Is that correct?
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Old 10-27-2020, 08:28 AM   #2
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They obviously come with a light cover. Send your picture to the Dynamax parts contact for your region. They will take care of you.

https://dynamaxcorp.com/contact-us
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lol...I wish I could get away with that.

Uh, our motorhomes don't come with a refrigerator. We just show one as an example in the event you installed one yourself. I would save thousands!!!!
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Old 10-27-2020, 08:46 AM   #4
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They obviously come with a light cover. Send your picture to the Dynamax parts contact for your region. They will take care of you.

https://dynamaxcorp.com/contact-us
The dealer checked with Dynamax and were told that that model refrigerator does not have a light cover. Certainly hard to believe given the attachment openings. Wife is really concerned that accidently breaking the light bulb is a real possibility.
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Ignore what the dealer said and contact Dynamax. BTW, who is the dealer?
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Old 10-27-2020, 09:08 AM   #6
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Ignore what the dealer said and contact Dynamax. BTW, who is the dealer?
DiMartini and we got great service from them. The parts manager at the dealer received a light fixture cover which did not fit and subsequently was told by the Dynamax representative that the model does not come with a light cover. I did see the email from the Dynamax representative Sara E stating that. I send an email to Sara and she's checking with Frigidaire again.
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Old 10-27-2020, 09:09 AM   #7
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Frigidaire.....

Well in this case the dealer is not to blame, Frigidaire is. This is kind of a sore subject for me as I had to once eat a plate of crow over this. You are 100% correct it absolutely looks like there should be a cover. According to Frigidaire there isn't. In fact if you look at the parts breakdown list for the fridge it has everything listed. Never once calls out a light cover.

I had once promised a customer that I could get them one no problem, because I didn't know any better at the time.

I actually just came from BC's office. I have a 2021 30FW here for service right now for some minor items and ran out and got a pic for him since we have now switched to GE. He didn't realize that was the case either.

My best guess is that they originally intended to make a cover and then didn't for one reason or another.
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Well in this case the dealer is not to blame, Frigidaire is. This is kind of a sore subject for me as I had to once eat a plate of crow over this. You are 100% correct it absolutely looks like there should be a cover. According to Frigidaire there isn't. In fact if you look at the parts breakdown list for the fridge it has everything listed. Never once calls out a light cover.

I had once promised a customer that I could get them one no problem, because I didn't know any better at the time.

I actually just came from BC's office. I have a 2021 30FW here for service right now for some minor items and ran out and got a pic for him since we have now switched to GE. He didn't realize that was the case either.

My best guess is that they originally intended to make a cover and then didn't for one reason or another.
Thank you for your response. The dealer did everything they could and Sara is doing her best to find out. I looked at the parts diagram and no cover on it. Without the cover the unit looks incomplete. What was the reason to switch to a GE unit? Wife will not be happy
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I believe it was several factors. Quality, Warranty service, availability.

Frigidaire never gave any actual reasoning behind not having a cover. Only that there wasn't one available.
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I believe it was several factors. Quality, Warranty service, availability.

Frigidaire never gave any actual reasoning behind not having a cover. Only that there wasn't one available.
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Yep that light fixture was designed for a cover but never got one designed. Disappointed, and is that why foreign competitors(Samsung) are killing the US manufacturers.
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I believe it was several factors. Quality, Warranty service, availability.

Frigidaire never gave any actual reasoning behind not having a cover. Only that there wasn't one available.
FYI My wife called Frigidaire 4 times to look into additional warranty protection and never received a call back. Are they still in business?
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The extended cover from Frigidaire did not cover use in MH at the time I looked at it back in 2017-18. Just check the exclusions before buying.
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FYI My wife called Frigidaire 4 times to look into additional warranty protection and never received a call back. Are they still in business?
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I went out and took a picture of my Frigidaire in our 2021 Isata 5 30FW. Yep, no cover. We have not noticed it because the front controls and door switch are in front of the bulb opening.

As far as extended warranty, I am not one to buy those kind of things, but in this case you are dealing with a fridge that retails for $798. I tend to ďself insureĒ that kind of thing and look at it this way, you can get that GE if this one goes out.

Residential fridge in RVís have a lot of talk on the internet. Some claim they were not make to run down the road shaking back and forth and other like me have had no issues. I have read of a number of people having trouble getting them serviced inside an RV.

Just donít plan on having any issues, itís worked for me.
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Old 10-27-2020, 11:37 AM   #14
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One thing you might research is whether the fridge is in fact a Frigidaire or just a rebadged model made by another manufacturer who specified and installed a cover. US manufacturing has been outsourced for some time now and its quite possible this is product is masquerading under a US "name". I would start with the size specification and the year and see who made what in that configuration; then drill down into the interior parts...just applying some automotive logic here as I am buying Japanese made Corvette parts for Italian sports cars built 10 years earlier.
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Take the measurements of you cover mounting.

check here for compatible unit.

https://www.appliancepartspros.com/f...ator-lens.html

many GE parts fit Frigidaire.
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If it makes you feel any better I can tell you that after 67,000 miles of travel and more recently 18 months of full time living our uncovered light bulb is still in perfect health. And we have never resisted stacking items precariously close to it. (I actually had to walk over and open the door to verify that we in fact do not have a cover).

My suggestion: Spend/Save this time and energy for something that deserves it. There are surely more important parts of the coach to focus on.
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If it makes you feel any better I can tell you that after 67,000 miles of travel and more recently 18 months of full time living our uncovered light bulb is still in perfect health. And we have never resisted stacking items precariously close to it. (I actually had to walk over and open the door to verify that we in fact do not have a cover).

My suggestion: Spend/Save this time and energy for something that deserves it. There are surely more important parts of the coach to focus on.
Why accept workarounds if it could have been done right the first time. My workaround I use often is with my wife. Honey, sorry I will not let it happen again.
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I have had mine 4 years now and never a problem at all. As a matter of fact if mine had one would probably remove it because when not in use I prop fridge open to air out. Have to unscrew bulb to do this so light dosnt stay on. Tell her to relax she shouldnít have a problem.
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LOL, I didn't even notice until today that our fridge does not have a bulb cover either. Not real important given the location and surrounding "things" IMHO
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