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Old 10-05-2015, 06:20 PM   #191
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The freezer has definitely failed the dollar bill test...I can put the bill in the freezer with the door shut & pull it out as well with no problem.


It appears that maybe the " latch" inside is not holding the freezer door tight enough, it is on a fairly steep slope downward toward the front. It has two screws with slots, so it looks adjustable, but I haven't figured out how to get the plastic cover off without breaking it....anyone know how?


Also is there anyway to adjust the freezer door itself?


Thanks, any help would be appreciated.
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Old 10-05-2015, 08:47 PM   #192
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there is a storage latch, make sure you have it disengaged and the lock on the door engaged. it is described in the manual.
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Old 10-05-2015, 09:05 PM   #193
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Did that earlier on....it is disengaged and the lock engaged.
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Old 10-06-2015, 06:26 PM   #194
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This is what the latch & cover looks like in the freezer. Do others have this kind of slope?
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Old 10-06-2015, 06:42 PM   #195
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Yes mine was like that also. When I snapped the clear cover off to adjust the screws I found the top screw slightly loose, probably just enough to allow the latch to move as the door was opened and closed.

Fix: snap off clear cover, loosen screws, adjust latch as needed, tighten screws and snap cover back in place.

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Old 10-06-2015, 06:45 PM   #196
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Keeping in mind that sometimes screws are intentionally not tightened to allow for expansion and contraction ( like aluminum siding on your house ).
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Old 10-06-2015, 06:53 PM   #197
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Ah but the latch holes are slotted for adjustment, but don't over tighten.

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Old 10-07-2015, 07:22 AM   #198
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Has anyone else tried the "dollar bill test" on their freezer and fridge?

I thought I'd check....maybe others would not really pass the test but are cooling fine.
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Old 10-07-2015, 09:45 AM   #199
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RMD 8555 units installed at factry

I have a21 ft. trailer on order with delivery in May of 2016, so I would appreciate any information about how the RMD8555 two door units that are being installed at the factory are performing.

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Old 10-07-2015, 01:59 PM   #200
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We had the large single door fridge changed to the double door in July before a long trip. I have not been monitoring actual temperatures before and after so no hard data. We found the single door struggled to keep items cold at max setting 5 bars when outside temps where above 85 degrees and in direct sun and we noticed coffee cream was going bad before expiry date. We have not had these problems with the double door in similar conditions. We leave it set at 4 bars whether on propane or power. We like having the separate doors for freezer as we use it a fair amount and thus in doing so we do not expose the fridge space to warm air when opening the door to access the freezer. We are happy with this refrigerator and appreciated the opportunity to switch it to the double door model.
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