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Old 08-01-2015, 09:13 PM   #101
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Fans are up high to pull air across the condenser fins.
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Old 08-01-2015, 09:13 PM   #102
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Mike,
Go to the next thread, here RML8555 Replacement by Dometic
post #112 are pictures, one up by the upper vent and one about midway down. If you shunt the thermostat in the rear bottom, you will hear the fans come on.
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Old 08-01-2015, 09:19 PM   #103
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Go to the next thread, here RML8555 Replacement by Dometic
post #112 are pictures, one up by the upper vent and one about midway down. If you shunt the thermostat in the rear bottom, you will hear the fans come on.
With the fan arrangement, seems like they should stratify the air path pretty well. Possibly induce a bit of flow alongside the boiler shield. Just a theory!
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Old 08-01-2015, 10:09 PM   #104
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My fan snap thermostat is on a black pipe straight in the middle of the vent opening, it is to the left of the defrost water holder.

1 power wire coming in and 2 red wires heading to the fans off the other snap contact.

Following one red wire to the lowest fan is upper left. Much smaller then I expected.

The other red wire continues up to , I would guess, just below the condenser.

My fans draw about .3 A each. insignificant to our battery system.
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Old 08-02-2015, 09:43 AM   #105
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Good to know the draw. See post #70 here where a simple switch will activate the fans, just stick the wires into the connection joint and put some butyl to hold. Hopefully we will get the correct thermostat one day.
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Old 08-02-2015, 11:26 AM   #106
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Today hooked up additional fan switch to the thermal one and went to turn the fridge on. Nothing!!!! I checked the AC power, ok, checked the 12v fuse in the back, ok. played with the on/off switch, nothing. I have no blue light, nothing.

does anyone have another suggestion or know how to remove the control panel? After removing the screws, it is still attached.

When trailer was parked, it is possible the fridge was left on and when 110 plugged in it might have tried to run for who knows how long with the doors open.

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Old 08-03-2015, 12:39 PM   #107
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Can someone help me understand something, with the refrigerator hovering at
(plus or minus1 ) at 40 F degrees on setting #4 and 90 degree outside in the sun, why is it the freezer always remains below 10 and sometime minus. does that not tell you the unit is operating effectively?
Therefore why is is we can not keep the refer consistently at 36-38. Are our thermometers that inaccurate?
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Old 08-03-2015, 12:51 PM   #108
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I noticed that when traveling last fall. The fridge was in the upper 40's to low 50's while the freezer was in the low teens. Might be the fridge portion is just too big whereas the freezer is fine. Doesn't the double door still get it's cooling from the freezer like the single door?
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This makes me to believe it is the thermistor. because that controls the refer. Both are either "on or off" but the thermistor keeps the refer at an above freezing temperature whereas there is nothing in the freezer that controls it.
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Old 08-03-2015, 01:15 PM   #110
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I noticed that when traveling last fall. The fridge was in the upper 40's to low 50's while the freezer was in the low teens. Might be the fridge portion is just too big whereas the freezer is fine. Doesn't the double door still get it's cooling from the freezer like the single door?
Sounds like it works just like the 4.3 . Pat
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