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Old 08-29-2007, 01:41 PM   #1
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does anyone know why the freezer is cold and the ref warm
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does anyone know why the freezer is cold and the ref warm
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Old 08-29-2007, 04:07 PM   #3
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Is the ref door open?
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Old 08-29-2007, 04:11 PM   #4
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Actually now that I think about this seriously, I believe there is a gizmo that slides up and down on the cooling fins inside the refrigerator compartment. I don't know which way it works but you slide it up or down to adjust the temp in that compartment.
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Old 08-29-2007, 05:49 PM   #5
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by jdsr:
does anyone know why the freezer is cold and the ref warm </div></BLOCKQUOTE>What are the temperatures?
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Old 08-29-2007, 06:13 PM   #6
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jdsr ...

a few years back my freezer was cold and the refrigerator would sometimes be warm and sometimes "just right"

it turned out that the little clip that is supposed to be on the fins in the refrigerator had gotten knocked off the fin and sometimes it was in contact with the fin and sometimes not ...

the tech put it back on the fin ... the frig worked great after that ...

of course he charged me a half hour's labor to put it back on the fin ...
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How do you know what position on the fin the clip is supposed to be, how far up or down the fin? Is there any place that describes this situation? I've tried a couple times to move this clip but was afraid to put very much pressure on it for fear of damaging something. My refrigerator works fairly good but the temp position has to be on 6 or 7 to keep temp around 35 degrees. It only has two more settings to go higher up, so it doesn't seem like it should have to be set on 7 to keep it this cool. Thanks
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Old 08-29-2007, 06:33 PM   #8
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john, the frezzer is 20 deg and the ref is 50 deg. thanks
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Old 08-29-2007, 06:35 PM   #9
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I am going to link this over to another forum to get more exposure. The frig problem is not unique to Winnebago, so it should get more exposure.

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One thing that you will want to check is the venting. As hot as it has been ALL refrigerators will need the help of a fan to move the heat off the condensor and back of cooling unit. If it does not have one; install one. If it has one; make sure it is working and that the coach is level. It is important it be level. IF it was not; turn off the refrigerator and level the coach. Turn the refrigerator back on in a couple of hours giving the cooling unit time to cool off and let most of the refrigerants flow back to the accumulator. Let us know what make & model you have for more help. Thanks
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As I recall, the tech told me the adjustment to the fridge temp is made by moving the clip right and left along different fins ... not up and down on a particular fin ...

If you notice there is always a difference in the amount of ice build up in the little tray under the fins (left to right)
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<BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-title">quote:</div><div class="ip-ubbcode-quote-content">Originally posted by jdsr:
john, the frezzer is 20 deg and the ref is 50 deg. thanks </div></BLOCKQUOTE>Something is not right. The freezer should be around zero degrees. If your freezer were colder, the refrig part would be okay. Do a search in the Winnie forum - this has been discussed many times.

Bryant RV has refrig service manuals posted on their web site. Also use Bryant RV as a search term in the Winnie forum.
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What is the make & model?

On the Norcold fridge, the fin clip (Thermistor) goes on fin 1 or 2 (Long Fins), or 17 (Short Fins). Fins are numbered from aft to fwd (looking at fridge, right to left). Call the manufacturer for specs

Norcold 800-543-1219

Dometic 800-216-5115

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thanks for the good info. I didnt know about the ther and fins. I think I have found the problem and it wasnt really a problem. Im to embarresed to tell. I hope i didnt waste you guys time. thanks again
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