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Old 07-07-2013, 09:13 AM   #15
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Hi Jim. Which fridge did you buy?
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Old 07-07-2013, 09:20 AM   #16
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Now the new fridge does not cool.

Brought it home from the RV dealer and it worked fine on 110, but the exhaust stack was hot, even though it was not operating on propane. It was about 3 C (just above freezing) for awhile and then all of a sudden it popped up to 40C (over 100F) I turned it off and then restarted and the temp came back to 18C which is about 70F. I tried different settings on the thermostat, but the temp does not come down. Any ideas before I take it back to the dealer on Monday, the day before I am volunteering for a music fest, which I may not be able to attend if the fridge is not working.
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Old 07-07-2013, 11:31 AM   #17
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Now the new fridge does not cool.

Brought it home from the RV dealer and it worked fine on 110, but the exhaust stack was hot, even though it was not operating on propane. It was about 3 C (just above freezing) for awhile and then all of a sudden it popped up to 40C (over 100F) I turned it off and then restarted and the temp came back to 18C which is about 70F. I tried different settings on the thermostat, but the temp does not come down. Any ideas before I take it back to the dealer on Monday, the day before I am volunteering for a music fest, which I may not be able to attend if the fridge is not working.
Update: Took the fridge off auto setting and disconnected the 110 and now using only propane. The temps are coming back to where they should be...hope it holds.
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Old 07-07-2013, 11:45 AM   #18
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Now the new fridge does not cool.

Brought it home from the RV dealer and it worked fine on 110, but the exhaust stack was hot, even though it was not operating on propane. It was about 3 C (just above freezing) for awhile and then all of a sudden it popped up to 40C (over 100F) I turned it off and then restarted and the temp came back to 18C which is about 70F. I tried different settings on the thermostat, but the temp does not come down. Any ideas before I take it back to the dealer on Monday, the day before I am volunteering for a music fest, which I may not be able to attend if the fridge is not working.
Do you have a wireless indoor outdoor thermometer you could put inside it to see what's really going on with the temperature?
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As a backup, Take along a good cooler filled with ice and attend the music fest.
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The Dometic is even a 3 way fridge, although I do not plan to use the 12 volt as it draws too much power.
The 12V is nice to have when powered by the tow vehicle on those long hauls in the heat.
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Thanks for the messages: I did think of putting a wireless thermometer in the fridge, and now able to monitor it without opening it up and good idea about taking a cooler full of ice as well. I never thought of putting the fridge on 12 v but may do it. Would this not draw the battery down even whle towing. Thanks, Jim
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I never thought of putting the fridge on 12 v but may do it. Would this not draw the battery down even whle towing.
Not as long as the wire from the tow vehicle supplies at least as much current as the refrigerator uses.
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Thanks for the messages: I did think of putting a wireless thermometer in the fridge, and now able to monitor it without opening it up and good idea about taking a cooler full of ice as well. I never thought of putting the fridge on 12 v but may do it. Would this not draw the battery down even whle towing. Thanks, Jim
You need a large wire to pull off running the fridge plus charging trailer battery - at least 10 gauge, 6 or 8 is better.
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