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Old 08-02-2007, 09:00 AM   #1
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Hey there,

Dometic SideWise refer, NDA1402 14cf 2 door.

Since new (6 months ago) had to have thermostat on high, level 5, to keep freezer at 4-5 degrees and fridge in mid 30's in the morning. During the day, freezer 8 and fridge mid 40's. Now in this hot weather, found out the fans in the back weren't kicking on and the freezer is about 15 and fridge in the upper 50's. I jumped wires on the two fans in the back and have them running all the time now. Overnight temps are - freezer 5 and fridge 46, going up in the 50's in no time.

Dometic and dealer "techs" can't find a problem.

Does anybody else have one of these refers, and do you have any problems?

Any body's help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks, Bruce.
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Hey there,

Dometic SideWise refer, NDA1402 14cf 2 door.

Since new (6 months ago) had to have thermostat on high, level 5, to keep freezer at 4-5 degrees and fridge in mid 30's in the morning. During the day, freezer 8 and fridge mid 40's. Now in this hot weather, found out the fans in the back weren't kicking on and the freezer is about 15 and fridge in the upper 50's. I jumped wires on the two fans in the back and have them running all the time now. Overnight temps are - freezer 5 and fridge 46, going up in the 50's in no time.

Dometic and dealer "techs" can't find a problem.

Does anybody else have one of these refers, and do you have any problems?

Any body's help would be greatly appreciated.

Thanks, Bruce.
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Old 08-02-2007, 11:45 AM   #3
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Bruce,

Sorry to hear that you have been having problems with your NDA1402. We have the same refer but have had no problems. Ours works like a demon. We have had the refer on propane for about 7 days and on shore power about 35 days in the 4 months that we have had our coach. It seems to work equally well on both. We had to turn it down because it would make the ice cream too hard.

I wish I could be of more help. I would definately take it to a Dometic service center and let them fool with it until it worked right. Let us know what the problem turns out to be.

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Thanks Paul...I'm glad your is working good. That means there's hope for ours. I'm not giving up until it works right. I'll keep you informed.

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Hey Bruce -

Bummer on the frig. I had similar hair-pulling frustration with a Norcold, but seems to be working now (Norcold finally replaced the entire box). My fans had quit because the little fan thermostat-sensor up top failed - and Norcold surmised that it may have caused the overall refrigerant-cycle to break-down.

Do you have the roof-vent, or does your frig vent thru the 2 outside wall-vents? I've heard the wall-vents MUST have the fans working or they do not exhaust heat very well.

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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Dometic SideWise refer, NDA1402 14cf 2 door. </div></BLOCKQUOTE>

Mine works fine, Hope you get it fixed.
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Spur, not sure if this LINK will be of any help or you may already have it.
Reading thru part of it its mentioned that cooling fans inside box and freezer if wiring is reversed the fans will not work plus all fans are off during defrost cycle. Didn't go into further but maybe of help to you.
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Thanks for the info everybody.

Thanks for the link 007.

ronboc...I have the two vents in the slide. The fans don't come on by the limit switches. I have to jump them. From what I have been reading on a couple of forums, I think there are more problems than the fans. Maybe something like you had with your Norcold.
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Spur -

Yup, sounds similar. The vents in the slide aren't quite as efficient as a roof-type vent, since the slide-vents can't create as good of an up-draft to exhaust the heat. That's what eventually killed my entire heat/cool-cycle internally when the limit-switch quit.

Maybe you can take a small desk-fan or a computer fan and stick it in the frig-compartment to see if lowers the temps at all.

I put a remote temp-sensor right next to the limit switch to watch it in case it didn't kick in when needed. I also ran wire to the limit-switch so I could override it if/when necessary, and if it's gonna be a hot day to help it along. Been working good so far.

Good luck!


BTW: When my problem first surfaced, it wasn't too bad so Monaco wanted to schedule me for an regular appointment. When I complained it was an "Emergency" because the beer was getting warm, I got in the next day.
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Ronboc is correct.

If you have two sidewall vents, fans in proper working order are mandatory for proper cooling.
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Bill, welcome to iRV2.

I'm sure someone will be along shortly with some help.

Wish I could help.
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