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stugpanzer

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Posted: 05/31/18 06:38pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Added one on mine. One more thing that helps me sleep better at night!

I will also be adding some fans to the vent for the refrigerator LIKE THIS VIDEO.


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https://www.arprv.com/products.php


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" I would think a cheap thermal switch that would shut the refer down when the boiler temp gets too high would do the same thing and not add much cost."

The ARP does a lot more than just turn off the refer. I like the feature where it will keep the defrost cycle from coming on. It does this by turning off the refer once a day to reset the defrost schedule.

I do have one installed.


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I have one and I would get the one with the fan.


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I have one BUT don't buy it and think you can park off level and it will protect you mine didn't. parking it off level to many times I had to replace my cooling unit I got the dreaded yellow powder.

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two travelers wrote:

Saw an article on this product that is supposed to keep fridge from overheating and extend the life. Has any one installed it? Is it worth the money. Our fridge already has a fan since it is vented through an upper vent. Is there second fan really needed?

The ARP is basicily a resetable 350F unit with some added features vs the cheap 800F non-resettable fix that Norcold installed on recall.
People have experimented with some success of resetting them with a magnet, but they're basicily junk with a temp setting that's way too high anyway.
We threw it out, in favor of the ARP and even though ARP says that it's only an addition to the OEM unit. Naturally, there's going to always be some liability and they must protect themselves, so having this disclaimer, goes without saying, that's it's needed.
Never hurts to have some extra fans and I did add theirs plus one of my own. All in all, the thing has never worked better and my ice cream is pretty hard on this outing, we're presently on.


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pianotuna wrote:

Hi,

I have the ARP installed. It does work as advertised. However, my fridge is slowly going to fridge heaven and so I've wired around the ARP for now.

If I am concerned about overheating, I can put it back in the circuit by flipping one switch.

You shouldn't have to be doing that and if it's tripping out when it shouldn't be, try moving the sensor up higher on the tube.

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My ARP has NEVER alarmed, no matter how steep or what angle I have been on. When I hit the test, it works fine.

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Hi,

It worked well for about 1.5 years and then started to trip. I do have the display inside and the temperatures are running higher.

tropical36 wrote:

pianotuna wrote:

Hi,

I have the ARP installed. It does work as advertised. However, my fridge is slowly going to fridge heaven and so I've wired around the ARP for now.

If I am concerned about overheating, I can put it back in the circuit by flipping one switch.

You shouldn't have to be doing that and if it's tripping out when it shouldn't be, try moving the sensor up higher on the tube.



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