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Old 06-25-2015, 10:00 PM   #61
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Robert,
I agreed with your assessment. I will contact ETI to find out more info.

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Old 06-26-2015, 11:56 AM   #62
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I agreed with your assessment. I will contact ETI to find out more info.

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Please let us know what ETI's response is.
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Old 06-26-2015, 12:58 PM   #63
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Old 06-26-2015, 05:17 PM   #64
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I sent them an email and told them the model number (RM8551) which they pointed out was on their list. NOTE: in their installation directions, they state that it is important to disconnect the circuit board wiring going to the stock thermistor before installing the new one. On my 4.3, the wiring to the electronics are on the top of the fridge (meaning of course it has to be removed to access them).
Starting on this project . Ordered my snip the tip today . Going in the trailer and start removing screws , making a place on bed frame to put frig . I do not have mattress anymore have latex foam . Taking off door , removing freezer . It is hot here so this is going to take me some time . Next week will pm you my phone number . Spoke to Rog at snip the tip and asks some ? You can just cut the power to your trailer with not being plugged in of course . The other reason they tell you to undo from control box -some people like to solder the ends that is putting electrical down the line . It is a safe guard for your control box . So it is up to me . I like to be extra cautious so I will follow all their directions . here goes ! Pat
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Old 06-26-2015, 05:49 PM   #65
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Starting on this project . Ordered my snip the tip today . Going in the trailer and start removing screws , making a place on bed frame to put frig . I do not have mattress anymore have latex foam . Taking off door , removing freezer . It is hot here so this is going to take me some time . Next week will pm you my phone number . Spoke to Rog at snip the tip and asks some ? You can just cut the power to your trailer with not being plugged in of course . The other reason they tell you to undo from control box -some people like to solder the ends that is putting electrical down the line . It is a safe guard for your control box . So it is up to me . I like to be extra cautious so I will follow all their directions . here goes ! Pat
Sounds good, Pat. Follow Reace's instructions and photos and you'll be good. Getting it out is the hardest part. The only saw I used was a small table saw; trust you have access to one. Send any questions and photos that explain exactly what you're trying to accomplish and we can discuss as well.

Kountrykamper had detailed photos on the Forum on how to remove the door if you haven't done that already. If you haven't done that yet, my only suggestion at this point is that once the door is off, re secure the control panel with the two screws so you don't accidentally break any wires. Keep us all posted on your progress!
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Sounds good, Pat. Follow Reace's instructions and photos and you'll be good. Getting it out is the hardest part. The only saw I used was a small table saw; trust you have access to one. Send any questions and photos that explain exactly what you're trying to accomplish and we can discuss as well.

Kountrykamper had detailed photos on the Forum on how to remove the door if you haven't done that already. If you haven't done that yet, my only suggestion at this point is that once the door is off, re secure the control panel with the two screws so you don't accidentally break any wires. Keep us all posted on your progress!
Ok had printed out Reaces removing frig before . Do have that . Pulled back bedding Removed my door , freezer . Have to also remove wires to my little fan I had installed in frig ( Kounrty Kamper ) I think will take some pics . Removed screws from frig . Removed bottom and 2 side wood moulding .
What do I need saw for I do have many ? I will put that frig panel back on with 2 screws . Pics coming . Pat
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Old 06-26-2015, 06:42 PM   #67
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pics where I am going to put frig frig now, and I have to undo my fan Pat
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you have to disconnect the upper control board...
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If there are any questions I can answer I will be happy to help too. Drop me a PM.

Having gone through this pain several times I hate it for you all but in the end it's worth it.

Keep track of the little plastic spacer on the bottom door hindge. I spent more time looking for it the first time then I did pulling the fridge.
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you have to disconnect the upper control board...
Charley I can't just put it back on frig and reinstall the 2 screws?It is on front won't it come out with frig ? Pat
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