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Old 10-13-2021, 12:17 PM   #15
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Originally Posted by nnason View Post
Sorry for the delayed response. I was on an 11-week coast-to-coast trip. I decided to not mess with the installation. I bought a Fridge Defend and had it installed professionally. It worked very well in the many over 90 degrees days. I had one issue with a large and small wire not connecting well. The support from Paul Unmack at ARP was outstanding.

Not a problem, I fixed my problem soon after I made my post. You have the same configuration as I do. The baffle can't be removed because it's screwed into the outside wall on the bottom edge, which can't be accessed without removing the fridge.

The problem is however the installation of the baffle. Norcold specifies that the top of the baffle should be level with the bottom of the condenser coils and there should be no more than 1/4 " between the top of the baffle and the lower corner of the condenser. Our baffles are mounted much higher than that and mine had a 1" gap between the top and the side of the condenser. This allowed a large volume of air to bypass the condenser. I removed the screws on the sides of the baffle, added a piece of 2X3 on the left side and moved it within 1/8" of the condenser. The attached photos show the new mounting position and the old mounting holes. Now, MUCH more air passes through the condenser from the fan located just below the condenser.

BTW, I read the information on the Fridge Defender and I didn't read where it does anything to improve the cooling. It sounds like something to prevent fires in the boiler due to overheating.
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Old 10-14-2021, 11:49 AM   #16
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Originally Posted by oakprk View Post

BTW, I read the information on the Fridge Defender and I didn't read where it does anything to improve the cooling. It sounds like something to prevent fires in the boiler due to overheating.
You can get two outside fans which increase the airflow thus helping to cool. And you can get two small fans inside which circulate the air and keep the fins from freezing.
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