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Old 06-13-2017, 11:15 AM   #1
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I have a 2007 28 ' tow lite and refrigerator doesn't get cold enough even with the setting set on 5 the coldest setting . Any ideas on what the problem is ? I always have the refrigerator fan turned on when running as manual says to do.
Am I the only one that has this problem ?
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Old 06-13-2017, 11:47 AM   #2
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Are the Coils in back of the refer covered in dust, or are they clean? A build up of dust makes it not work as well.
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prolly needs Freon recharged. jmo. dust will do a lot to dimish cooling also tho. a lot. oh thanks for the info I didn't know that!
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RV fridges do not use freon. They use liquid ammonia. Is your trailer level? It does not have to be right on level, but close enough. How long has the fridge been plugged in? It will take several hours for it to get to it's cold state. On the inside back wall of the fridge are aluminum fins. On the last fin on the right should be a plastic sliding device (thermister). The thermister controls the coldness temp inside the fridge. They sometimes get bumped by food objects and slide down or fall off the fin. Make sure it is attached to the fin. The higher on the fin, the colder; the lower on the fin, warmer. Hope this helps. You can also google rv refridge repairs and get some more/better hints.

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Camper is very level and been running for 4 days . I did check inside and find that the plastic slide on the bottom of fin so I raised it all the way to the top . I will post to let you know that solved the problem
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I have let it run all day and the adjustment did lower the temp inside the refrigerator 10 degrees from 60 to 50 degrees still not as cold as I would like . I guess after this camping trip I will be replacing it .
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prolly need ammonia recharged then! huh? can ya do that to those? idk? only had 2.
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I was told by a repairman that ammonia crystalizes over a period of time and blocks flow he recommended I replace it .Also he said they should be plug in on a/c current every now and then . Not good just sitting all year and then wanting them to work just for a couple of weeks a year .
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Replace the thermistor easy fix when installing dis connect shore power and house batteries by disconnecting battery cables from battery you don't want to take a chance shorting out computer boards in refrigerator
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Also, as I stated on another thread, rather than removing (a real hassel) and replacing the refer, there are kits for just replacing the coils. A whole lot cheaper than the whole refer.
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