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Old 08-08-2014, 07:06 PM   #251
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That is a scary proposition. How exactly can we tell? I don't think I want to "discover" it.
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Old 08-08-2014, 07:54 PM   #252
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Use a DVOM multimeter on the ohms setting to check continuity to ground or the mutimeter on the voltage mode to check a complete circuit to ground. For checking use the wiring connector to the frig light switch. The white wire is battery positive and the black wire is ground.
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Old 08-08-2014, 08:50 PM   #253
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I wish there was a "Like" button I could click on for this statement! Well said, and I had an almost identical experience when we picked up ours.
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Uhhh, ok?
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This thread (from Australian group) has some great pics of working on the back side of a Dometic fridge. Interesting fix to his "lack of cooling" wouldn't apply to a new unit, but food for thought/maintenance planning.

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Based upon that link it appears like that once a year service call can take care of the issue, maybe we need to determine if the ones that are not functioning properly, have they been serviced previously?
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We had trouble with ours way before the one year point, and I suspect that's the case with several who have posted.
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Old 08-09-2014, 01:15 PM   #258
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Hi: All... When I took my 5.0 in for annual bearing pack brake adjust my RV Tech. usually blew out the back of the fridge with his air compressor hose. Gets rid of the cob webs!!! Alf
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Old 08-09-2014, 01:20 PM   #259
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Based upon that link it appears like that once a year service call can take care of the issue, maybe we need to determine if the ones that are not functioning properly, have they been serviced previously?
Our 4.3 frig has never cooled adequately (above 80 F. ambient air temp) here in the Midwest since we first took delivery 8/13.
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RML8555 new this January.

Based on the European specs it is working "properly" - as designed. Works well below 85F or so. Works poorly at 90F and up.

This might be fine for northern Europe and most/much of Canada most/much of the time. But it is not fine for the southwest US in the summer. The previous Dometic unit I had was "T" rated (although I didn't know it at the time,) and worked fine in Arizona in the summer, so I expected the new and improved (etc.) replacement model would work just as well. Dometic is quite simply selling a unit which is not adequate for Arizona in the summer, or anywhere above 90F for very long.

Unless Reace can get something major (replace units or cooling sections, different charge, increased heat input, ...) out of Dometic (Go Reace! but I am not holding my breath) the best we can hope for is some bandaids (TX fan, baffling, freezer holes, FridgeFix, ...) to make it marginally better and/or workarounds (removing freezer, coolers, moving ice around ...) (WOW - talk about a run-on sentence.)

I VERY much appreciate all of Reace's efforts on our behalf. His (and all of ETI's) attitude and customer bias were major factors in our decision to buy an Escape.
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