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Old 07-19-2019, 05:18 PM   #1
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Any idea why this fridge won't work?
Our first trip out and we are getting power, the green light is on, but the fridge is not cooling at all.

Trailer is level side to side and front to rear.

Wife is out to buy ice and coolers for the weekend
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Old 07-19-2019, 05:53 PM   #2
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How long has it been turned on as they sometimes up to 24 hours to cool down.
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Old 07-19-2019, 06:04 PM   #3
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It's been on for three hrs.
The freezer is working a bit right now but nothing in the fridge
The outside fridge is making frost on the back metal plate but the fridge itself isn't very cold...Our "water" is still very warm
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Old 07-19-2019, 06:28 PM   #4
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At 3 hours it will be just starting to cool. It will probably take a good 24 hours to cool down. We turn ours on 3 days before a trip then the wife loads it on the second day and we leave the next day after she gets home.

I mean no offense but is this your first camper? Another thing is a RV refrigerator does not make "cold" it is a heat absorption unit meaning it removes the heat from the air inside leaving cool air. So something to watch is what we call "fanning" the door as every time you get in it - it has to absorb that heat.

I may be wrong but let it set till tomorrow and you will find it find it will be ok.
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Yeah it is our first camper
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Any idea why this fridge won't work?

Our first trip out and we are getting power, the green light is on, but the fridge is not cooling at all.



Trailer is level side to side and front to rear.



Wife is out to buy ice and coolers for the weekend

What is the ambient temperature in the trailer and outside temp? Itís 96 here right now and 106 in my trailer. For us it would take at least 24 hours to begin to feel cold on the fins. We find the propane setting works a tad faster.
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Old 07-19-2019, 07:01 PM   #7
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Well Hello and welcome. Being new you will have a learning curve. Things in a camper work different than your house so just hang in there and remember to have fun. If you need any help on anything else just ask as there a lot of knowledgeable people on here to help. One other thing if you don't have one already invest in a refrigerator thermometer to help keep track of the temp.

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Old 07-19-2019, 08:28 PM   #8
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If it's frosting on the back of the fridge ( on the condenser), you have a blockage.
Rap on the area with a 2x4 block and it may clear. Blockages are not uncommon and can lead to the wrong diagnosis for the fridge.
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Old 07-20-2019, 10:27 AM   #9
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Well the good news is that the freezer inside works, but the refrigerator is still warm and the outside fridge has a frozen back metal plate but the contents are warm.

Seems like the back metal plate was squished in so I pulled/bent it out a little and heard things working around immediately.
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Dont compare outside fridge with inside . Outside fridge is just a 110 v bar fridge...the inside is an rv fridge...freezer will start first and will take at leats 6 ish hrs to feel cool on the fins of the fridge part. If it is hot out, take the outside cover off and point a fan facing up to blow heat out the roof vent. Will help. If your fridge is in your slide you will need a fan alot of the time as the venting is slower...
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