WOW!! This is the most awesome information you just shared!
You are right... using the interior air is the key. My mind was glued to using the outside vents to help cool down the compressor & coils ala the Dometic/Norcold style. But as we know, the residential doesn't work in cold climates but theoretically "should" assist in the summer time. Wow, I am still astonished at the simplicity of the answer!
Yesterday, I have blocked off the compressor compartment, disconnected the fan, and placed a light bulb inside in order to heat up the compartment. The outside temp is now 36 degrees and the compartment is at 55 degrees, and the unit is still not working well. Probably not enough heat
Before this issue I was thinking about attaching a computer fan to assist the cooling of the compressor by forcing more air movement for the summer season. It seemed to me the cooling fan was on "constantly" on. But like you said, using the interior air during the summer and winter will act like I'm in the B&S. This should help.
Man, thanks Bob. No lie, you're a life saver! You just made my life much easier. Thanks dude!
I'm currently in Tacoma but will be heading back to LA next week for the Christmas with the family. Working on the fridge will be a priority when I get back, plus I hoping the warmer climate will make the fridge work.
Thanks again! Have a great holiday season!! I just got an early Christmas present from you. 👍
We have never had any trouble with our Samsung but I have heard that the Samsung is designed for residential use inside a house and will shut down if the temp drops below some point. Not sure what that point is but the folks who have experienced this problem were in the South and left the outside vent and the roof vent open. I have never recommended folks do this but people still think they are going to have a more efficient system if they leave those vents open. The Samsung and most residential refrigerators work best with interior air. If your vents are open you should close them up. If you can keep the interior of the coach at about 50 degrees that would be a good thing. Don't know your situation. We do not winterize our coach and leave the heat on all winter set at 55. That was with a 50 amp connection on the side of our house. This is our first winter with a heated garage and now the coach stays the temp of the garage.
Bob... I was just reading your 2011 post on installing the Samsung residential. Great write-up! I installed mine earlier this year during the summer but I am now in Washington state where it's kinda chilly and having cooling problems with it. I have searched the internet and it seems like no RVer's who did the transition are having any cooling issues, maybe they are all snowbirds down south where it's warmer. However, the B&S owners are claiming if the ambient temperature is lower than 40 degrees, their Samsung residential located in the unheated garage are not cooling at all --- the freezer starts to warm up to include the refrigerator.
That's the problem I am having right now. Did you have this type of problem, if so what did you do to overcome it?