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Old 07-03-2016, 06:02 PM   #1
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Dometic 1402 fridge

I have a nda1402. The issue I'm having is the freezer stays around 31 degrees and the fridge side stays around 33-38 degrees, depending on what number you set it on. Anyone know what's going on. Thinking might be a good time to install a Samsung.
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Does it this condition change when you switch between electric or propane?

Is the refer mounted in a slide?

Have you installed a fan on the backside (outside of the coach between the back of the refer and the outside coach wall) of the refer?

When was the last time you had it serviced?
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Check to see if the freezer door seals are sealing. Place a dollar bill under the seal at each end and pull. If no resistance adjust door.
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Old 07-03-2016, 09:10 PM   #4
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As asked, is it in a slide out? There should be a couple of fans and a control device that can go bad and give you a problem. Mine is in a slide and the freezer gets to -1 even on hot days. I have added two more fans because we are often in direct hot sun.

If it is in a slide, remove the upper vent and use a mirror if necessary to look down inside.
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Myron, when you remove the top cover, is there a aluminum baffle type thing, closing off most of the gap between the wall and back of the cooling unit?
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Myron, when you remove the top cover, is there a aluminum baffle type thing, closing off most of the gap between the wall and back of the cooling unit?
Maybe not aluminum but I think there is some sort of baffling insuring the air flows over the coils etc. I haven't looked in there for a time but will be because one of my lower add on vans is kaput and I will inspect those again.

A couple of months ago I slid the refer out about 4 inches to install a new drain tube so access is not too difficult if one needs to change them.
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Yes it's in the slide, there is a baffle that takes up most of the top vent. The fans in the back were not working so I wired them to a switch inside so I could control them. The fans work now. I don't know what you mean by servicing the fridge. I'll check the seals to se if they are good. It' does the same on propane.
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My 08 HR vent tube began cracking a couple of years ago and I repaired it but finally had to replace the full length. If your tube is cracked it can let in warm air. Yes that tiny bit is enough to raise the temps.

There were a few screws on the face and a couple in the back that had to come out but sliding the refer out the few inches I needed was easy. With it out you can replace the control device that runs the fans too. I have had to replace mine once and a couple of fans. I run extra fans and they run a lot.
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BY servicing I meant having it checked by qualified tech. Check the burner, gas flow etc...

I added 2 fans too. The 2 fans made a huge difference while parked.

Nothing has helped much while driving, with the unit in a slide it doesn't have a vent to exhaust the heat straight up and out. While driving the hot air gets trapped and the temps still increase.

I have tried building different air dams on the upper and lower vents to redirect the airflow. Some success but if I drive more than 4 or 5 hours the ice cream starts to melt.

Being in a slide without a true vertical vent through the roof is the biggest issue with mine.
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