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Old 07-06-2016, 07:22 AM   #1
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refrigerator problem

We just purchased our 2002 27RK Wildcat. We are in love. Everything works good. The fridge too good. Temp is factory preset and it too cold. Frozn eggs are had to cook. Orange juice is kinda thick. BEERs good and cold so all is not lost!! Trailer is level. any help?
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Old 07-06-2016, 08:34 AM   #2
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Can you give us the model number of the fridge? That will help.

There is most likely a thermistor inside the fridge part clipped to the fins on the right side near the top. Moving that thermistor down on the fin will keep the fridge from getting quite as cold.
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Can you give us the model number of the fridge? That will help.

There is most likely a thermistor inside the fridge part clipped to the fins on the right side near the top. Moving that thermistor down on the fin will keep the fridge from getting quite as cold.
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So you just moved the thermistor clip down on the fins?

Thanks for letting us know, and that it was an easy fix.

Here's hoping all your problems are as easy.
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Old 07-07-2016, 09:38 AM   #5
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You might want to get one of these. They work great.

AcuRite¬ģ Digital Refrigerator/Freezer Thermometer with Temperature Alerts - BedBathandBeyond.com
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So you just moved the thermistor clip down on the fins?

Thanks for letting us know, and that it was an easy fix.

Here's hoping all your problems are as easy.
Yep, slid it down till only 1/2 of it is on the fins. I can drink the OJ and cut the butter now. I got cold beer I tell ya!
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Old 07-13-2016, 12:02 PM   #7
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well, the problem still exists. will get volt meter this week and check out the thermister. A loaf of bread in front of the fins has been a big help
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You may need to move the thermistor over a couple of fins.
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Old 07-13-2016, 12:37 PM   #9
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yep, been there,done that. I'm over 6 fins now.
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Old 07-13-2016, 01:42 PM   #10
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Then it's beginning to sound like the thermistor isn't sensing the temp and the fridge is running in limp mode.
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Checked the resistance of the thermister today. 225 ohms. Should have been 7800. Ordered new ''snip the tip" thermister today. $10.95.
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Sounds like that's going to be your problem.
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Checked the resistance of the thermister today. 225 ohms. Should have been 7800. Ordered new ''snip the tip" thermister today. $10.95.

Just want to be sure before you order a new one:

When you measure resistance, you have to DISCONNECT at least one of the 2 leads to properly read the resistance. You can't just stick the meter across the two leads - ONE of them must be disconnected from everything else.

Otherwise, you're also reading the resistance of everything else in the circuit.
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Just want to be sure before you order a new one:

When you measure resistance, you have to DISCONNECT at least one of the 2 leads to properly read the resistance. You can't just stick the meter across the two leads - ONE of them must be disconnected from everything else.

Otherwise, you're also reading the resistance of everything else in the circuit.
Thermistor disconnected from the circuit board. Checked across 2 leads of the thermistor. That reads the resistance of the thermistor only. 45 year Master Electrician retired. Damn it sounds good to say that!!LOL.
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Thermistor disconnected from the circuit board. Checked across 2 leads of the thermistor. That reads the resistance of the thermistor only. 45 year Master Electrician retired. Damn it sounds good to say that!!LOL.
Obviously, I was preaching to the choir.

But a lot of folks don't know it.
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"Snip the tip" installed 3 days now. Ref working great. I love internet forums.
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FORGOT TO ADD.

Snip the tip is also adjustable. Touchie but adjustable. Very easy $11.00 fix.
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Old 08-11-2016, 05:42 PM   #18
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Thanks Bama Rambler for this reply. We were on a recent trip to the outer banks nc, and had the opposite problem. My fridge was not cold enough. So I went to this forum, read this response, so I raised the sensor slide and wala problem fixed. Thanks again BR!
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You are very welcome. Thank you much for reporting your problem and how you fixed it. It's important for us to learn the fixes to problems people have.
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