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Old 01-08-2015, 10:06 PM   #1
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Fridge and Freezer Use In Winter

I have been in my TT since October but now I am having a problem with the freezer not staying cold at -30 degrees Celsius. I know that sounds strange but I can't even make ice cubes in it. But it was functioning just fine. Any ideas?
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Since the refrigerator needs heat to make cold, (?!) I imagine that the boiler isn't getting enough heat in such extreme temperatures. I imagine if you put a small electric heater in the outside compartment you could warm it up enough to get it to work. Question I've got to ask, why not just put a plastic tub outside to act as your freezer? Are you in an area with bears or other wildlife?
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Tape up all but the bottom slit in the outside refer cover. This should conserve enough heat for the unit to work.

Might be best to remove the cover and take it inside for 30-45 minutes for it to be warm enough for the tape to stick then replace. Be careful/gentle with the plastic fittings they will be very brittle.
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Tape up all but the bottom slit in the outside refer cover. This should conserve enough heat for the unit to work.

Might be best to remove the cover and take it inside for 30-45 minutes for it to be warm enough for the tape to stick then replace. Be careful/gentle with the plastic fittings they will be very brittle.
I'd make sure my CO detector was working before restricting ventilation to a CO producer like the propane flame on the back of the refrigerator.
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Old 01-12-2015, 12:31 PM   #5
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-30 C.. now that's cold!!!!!

Does the fridge have a switch marked "LAT" (Low ambient Temp), if so turn it on,

If not, find the switch that controls the light inside the fridge and bypsss it so the light stays on full time.

This may help.

(What does the switch do.. Read the IF NOT paragraph).
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This past week we were skiing and we had a blizzard accompanied by -10F temps with 33MPH winds, fridge got warm and refused to cool on either gas or electric.

Found this thread and tried covering up the top two vents with tape, no go. Then found this thread, decided to turn if off and use it as an icebox and not worry about it, lots of free snow to use to cool with! Got thru the vacation fine, drove home over bumpy New Hampshire roads for 100 miles, turned on the fridge, and presto, it worked fine!

I think taking would work if I had done it before it started getting windy and cold, I'm leaving the tape on till spring!
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