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Old 06-27-2014, 09:09 PM   #15
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My 28 y/o Dometic has 2 muffins at the top of the chimney and 2 little clip on fans inside. Below 0 in freezer and mid 30's in fridge at 90 ambient. Make sure it's level too!!
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Old 06-27-2014, 09:11 PM   #16
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Fridge is not cold enough. 34-38*F is needed.

There are things to test: heating element amp draw and resistance, thermister resistance readings at various temps, last thing is to unplug thermister and refr will run wide open cooling. If it doesn't cool any more, could be some other issue.

Be sure you have the most updated safety recall before running the cooling unit wide open.
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Old 06-29-2014, 02:58 PM   #17
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Ok thanks. another question can the door seals be replaced on these
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Old 06-29-2014, 05:07 PM   #18
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Yes, the door seals can be replaced. Look either in your manual for a parts list or look here:

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Old 07-01-2014, 06:13 PM   #19
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So what happens if i unplug the thermister and run it for a while
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Old 07-01-2014, 06:23 PM   #20
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Don't know about removing thermister, but ensuring you have a trap/dip in the condensate line prevents outdoor heat from entering the frig as easily.
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if I wanted to ck the thermistor and control ckt I would take the thermistor out of contact with the finns that should give you max cooling. if box temps get a lot colder you have a control problem. if not the cooling unit is failing leak or ristriction
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Removing thermister from board calls for 100% wide open cooling.
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Old 07-05-2014, 10:35 PM   #23
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I have taken it loose from the fins and no change in temp I see no signs of a leak in the unit
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Old 07-05-2014, 10:47 PM   #24
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There are proper trouble shooting methods that are not being followed.

Put the thermister back on (that is not a proper test anyway).

Verify you are getting power. What is the 12VDC and 120VAC readings at the refr with it off and with it on and running.
With it on, heating with AC power, what is the amp draw of the heating element?

If volts are good and element is drawing power, let it sit for eight hours with a cup of water and a thermometer in it. Read temp after eight hours; should be 34-38*F.

If temp is not good but all other readings are, time to test thermister. You test resistance and those readings relate to the temp is should be sensing.

So do that, then report back.
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Thank You for the Great Advise. I have to ask, will these steps work on a Norcold fridge as well or is there different steps to take?
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Thank You for the Great Advise. I have to ask, will these steps work on a Norcold fridge as well or is there different steps to take?
The basic idea yes, with a few different readings.
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