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BarabooBob

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Posted: 06/21/20 06:05pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have had 2 way fridges that have automatic thermostats and also one that you changed the flame setting to change the fridge temp. The second type did change internal temps due to external temps.

With the automatic (thermostatically controlled) units, I us a battery operated fan inside the fridge to circulate the internal air. It helps greatly. It also helps cool the unit faster when I turn it on.


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dougrainer wrote:

Edd505 wrote:

What model? There is an issue with the 4 door models.


OK, what is the issue? Doug

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Dougrainer... I am curious what you are talking about... I guess I don't fully understand the by-pass you are talking about.
I have owned 3 or 4 fridges and none were automatic, and all would freeze the lettuce at lower outside temps. Just so happens one of my fridges lost the nameplate, I have it here on my desk, it was a Norcold model 442. I have had Norcold and Dometic ones.
Though all mine were older fridges, they all only worked manually. The user adjust the flame and that is how the flame (or electric element) burns until the gas runs out.
These all had thermocouple safety switches, but nothing else that I knew of...
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ajriding, your 442 is supposed to have a capillary tube thermostat that would cause the flame to go into low flame mode when cold enough.

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red31 wrote:

ajriding, your 442 is supposed to have a capillary tube thermostat that would cause the flame to go into low flame mode when cold enough.


supposed to? Maybe it did, but still would freeze things. Seems the flame was always what I set it on.

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