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dougrainer

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heyobie wrote:

Doug,
I did not wait 24 hours but will. I did have the setting on 5.

FYI, I had called Dometic tech support prior to this post. Total waste of time. I knew more than the tech support person


If you had talked to Dometic Tech, they would have told you 24 hours[emoticon] Doug

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I had a trainee at Dometic. She didn't ask any questions and started pulling up frequently asked questions. She said it's either the control board or the thermistor. I just got the wrong person.
I don't understand the metal fins in the fridge. The thermistor must tell the control board that the fridge needs to be cooled. Then what happens? The metal fins just didn't feel cold at all after 12 hours.

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RV refers use convection air to remove the heat inside the refer. You MUST have nothing at the back wall from the bottom to the fins within an inch. This allows the air to flow up and thru the cold fins removing the heat. The Thermister is installed on a single metal fin and does indeed tell the control board to either start the LP or 120 to start cooling. The fins will be 10 degrees colder than the refer temp. If the fins are 26 degrees, then the refer temp will be 36 degrees. Now, a watched pot will NOT BOIL. This means you HAVE to start the refer on temp 5, install the glass of water and LEAVE THE DOOR CLOSED FOR 24 HOURS. Don't open the door until that 24 hours. Use a digital thermometer. No other. If the temp is not below 38 degrees in the water, the run on LP for 24 hours. Are you POSITIVE the 120 element is heating? The link shows the type thermometer. You CANNOT use a IR thermometer. Doug

https://www.harborfreight.com/instant-re........PpbLd9gIVLmxvBB0xagz_EAQYAiABEgKOMvD_BwE

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Is the refer is a slide room and can you hear the rear cooling fan running?

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I think the 120 element was working. I put my fingers on lightly and they were hot in Elec mode. But i was running LP which I knew was running because I could hear it.
It is on a slide.
Before I switched the board, the fridge held 38 and the fan ran a lot. It seemed to be running around 50/50. After I switched the board the fridge said 49 after 12-14 hours and I opened the doors a couple times to feel the fins which were not cold. I believe the fan was running but like it did before the board swap.

* This post was edited 03/24/22 06:54am by heyobie *

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What is the purpose of the thermometer? To verify the digital reading displayed above the freezer?

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What is the purpose of the thermometer? To verify the digital reading displayed above the freezer?


If you have a fever, HOW to you check your body temp? I know my Mom states she can tell with her forehand. [emoticon] The Thermometer is used to verify what the temp of the water in the glass is. If a refer is in a slide room, there is NO roof vent, just a outside sidewall door at the top of the wall of the slide room. The 1350 is a large RV refer. It requires a lot of effort to get the hot air running up the back side of the cooling coil to exit out that side mounted door. ALL refers in a slide room need just 1 extra 12 volt fan mounted just inside that door blowing OUT. NOBODY at the OEM level install such a fan. With this fan you will get much better refer cooling and performance. Difference between 40 degrees max to down to 34 degrees. For your testing, remove that upper access door. Doug

The Thermometer does extra duty. You can easily verify the temp output of the roof AC and also how well your Auto dash air is cooling.

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heyobie wrote:

What is the purpose of the thermometer? To verify the digital reading displayed above the freezer?


You don't use that reading for testing. Doug

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Thanks Doug.
I was going to have someone test it for me with the slides in. It sounds like that won't work. Correct?
Fyi. The slides were out when I tested.

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heyobie wrote:

Thanks Doug.
I was going to have someone test it for me with the slides in. It sounds like that won't work. Correct?
Fyi. The slides were out when I tested.


Does not make any difference in or out. Doug

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