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Old 05-14-2012, 06:07 AM   #1
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We're having trouble controlling the temp in the fridge this year.
Seems like when the outside temps are cool--we have to set the fridge warmer, if the outside temps get warmer, we have to set the fridge colder. Getting tired of having to babysit the darn thing. Barb likes to keep her insulin in there and it can't freeze. Anybody got any good ideas/suggestions?




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Old 05-14-2012, 06:24 AM   #2
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Might be time to have it checked by the man. As Andy Griffth said "Aunt Bee, just call the MAN" a professional that is.
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Old 05-14-2012, 07:12 AM   #3
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Do you have one of them recirculating fans they sell on ebay in your fridge? If not maybe you need one of them to circulate the air a little better.



I have read where Norcolds are kind of hard to live with, maybe this is why.



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Old 05-14-2012, 09:45 AM   #4
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How do you set the fridge temp? Mine is running on the edge of freezing and i was just skimming through my manual yesterday. Would turning on the "C" climate control switch in the upper left corner help? I never even knew it was there.



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SomeRV fridges have a little plastic slide on the one end of your fridges fins. Sliding it up or down on the fin makes the fridge cooler or warmer. I'm not sure also but I think the climate control switch controls the moisture in the fridge. I've also heard that if you leave that switch on when you are only on battery power it will contribute to battery draw.
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I've got a fan inside, so that's not the issue, and there isn't a climate control switch.
It's really irritating, because it use to hold a pretty steady temp.




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Llyod , I wonder how the fluid level is if you have lost some it might explain a lot



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Old 05-17-2012, 06:50 AM   #8
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Don't have a sure answer yet, but I think I might have at least part of the problem. I removed the roof cap over the fridge plus the screened cover. The fiberglass bat insulation that they stuck in there around the fridge was all laying down over the coils and tubes. In my opinion, the darn thing can't get air or breathe that way.
I'll tell ya, the more I have to open this thing up and dig into a problem, the more POed I get.
This will be the last rig I buy with hung insulation!!! Every place I've looked, it's laying in the bottom.
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Old 05-17-2012, 07:20 AM   #9
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Lloyd, I had the same issue with our fridge. I checked it before the Texas rally and found one of the batt insulation pieces laying against the coils. All they did was shove it in the cavity and it eventially fell down. We had to have the under side of our 5th wheel over hang removed right after we purchased our trailer and when the guy removed the piece to expose under the bedroom area half the insulation fell out. I was lucky in a way we needed that repair under warranty so that I could put it all back in place so that it would not come out again. If not half the insulation in the front area would have not been in place.















Hal andI did a test at the rally with an infared heat gun and compared our batt insulation walls and his block foam walls and there was no difference. We did several test on the inside walls both with the sun directly on them and not.
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Old 05-17-2012, 12:25 PM   #10
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Keith you are going to have to get that rig out in the country a little more and pound it over some rougher roads. Then do that check with the heat gun, just don't hold it up high on the walls.
I wish I had know you guys had that thing when I was down there. Would have been interesting.




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