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Old 10-29-2020, 03:37 PM   #1
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Any suggestions on my freezer works great but the fridge temp goes up and down. I have replaced the control board and thermistor. I have checked for vent blockage all good there. Thank you
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Old 10-29-2020, 04:12 PM   #2
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Had the same problem with my Dometic. I cleaned out the back of the refer under the vent, than I checked the door seal and tried to get it back into shape with a hairdryer. Softened it, than closed the door and put some weight on it. That helped because I had several air leaks on the seal, but after treatment it was down to two small leaks. Used some silicon under the edge of the seal to poosh it out a bit.

Than finally, I added interior fans...that did the best job. After the fans were installed, no more warm refer when I got to my next destination or during hot days.

Here's a link to my ad free blog article about it: DIY Refer Fan...

I moved on to a newer RV with a Norcold and did the same thing with that one except I only used one fan. Works great even with just one.
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Old 10-29-2020, 06:13 PM   #3
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I did the fans too - really like how it turned out. I just purchased graphic card cooler fan assembly on amazon (but it was $20.99 back in August), removed that plate seen on a picture on a left. Ended up with assembly sized almost perfectly to fit the whole fins. Installed 4 binder clips in corners that clip right on the fins in a fridge, also get ground from them too since they are grounded. Could not find a constant positive connection seen in some videos at the light assembly, so I routed a wire to the control board to one of the auto/off/gas switch pins that is always hot except when in off position. Just used a white duck tape to attach it to the ceiling of the fridge, so I would not have to drill any holes. Works perfectly!Click image for larger version

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I doubted that black fan in outside compartment does anything. You want it at the fins on top to cool them down. You can see them if you look from underneath up. It's just not very easy to get to them since they get the cover on top all sealed up. That's why I skipped this step for now untill I really see the need for it.
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It is in the void , in front of the aluminum panel , points up and circulates air up there. My airstream has a top vent. I know it is not shown clearly in pics, but there is a passage all the way to the top where the condensing fins are.
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Wow, $25 to $78 for those pre-made fan assemblies. My fan was free, it was in my computer parts and I'd gotten it free. A little bit of double sided tape, a bit of wiring to the door switch in my Dometic, and to the light socket in my Norcold, and I've not had to do any defrosting going on 5 years now. Doesn't take much work to install. No holes to drill or complicated routing of wires. Never had anything get caught in the fans ever. Loaf of bread fits underneath.

Well, to each his/her own.

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Cooling fans have a sexy LED light also .....
Don't do computer work , so no fans on hand .
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Cooling fans have a sexy LED light also .....
Don't do computer work , so no fans on hand .
My last RV I put one in with color lights but, it only runs when the door is closed...HEH.

The fans are readily available everywhere practically. Big box stores, even WM. Amazon, eBay. They're around $12 most paces. Thrift stores even have them often when someone breaks down a computer and then donates the parts. Usually run for $2.

Here's one with red lights for $8: Wetroo Red Fan
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Old 10-30-2020, 01:46 PM   #10
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Did you replace the thermistor with an oem? Tried an aftermarket and the snip the tip with garbage results. This is after a multi fan setup behind the fridge with progressive on temps. They make a huge difference but the stupid oem thermistor was the last key to my fridge problems.
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I got tired of playing the same game over and over and took out the Dometic and put an apartment sized fridge in it's place. It holds more and it works every time. It also cools down 1000x's faster when it's time to prep for another trip.


FYI. If anyone wants what came out I'll make them a great deal on it.
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