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Old 07-24-2014, 11:30 AM   #201
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Jim, could you please identify the products you used? One item looks like a child safety catch. Would like to do something similar. Thanks. T
Yes, it is a child proof lock found here, got mine in grey Amazon.com : Safety 1st 2 Pack Custom Fit All Purpose Strap : Securing Straps : Baby
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Old 07-24-2014, 11:32 AM   #202
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Jim, so the insulation pipe into the fridge-will that help you think with the cooling? Also I like your "round tuit" sign!

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I found a large uncovered piece of fiberglass in that area and wanted to mitigate any temperature differential, nothing to do with performance of refer but more for preventing condensation in that area in the winter.
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Old 07-24-2014, 11:35 AM   #203
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Ok what 2 options? I know of the one on the door latch listed in the manual. How does the one on the light work?

Also how do you release the control panel to get it to come off?
If you push in the tab on the light and slide forward two pieces will extend and allow the refer door stay cracked to allow storage.
On the control panel bottom are 2 screws, remove and slide it out and look inside.
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Old 07-24-2014, 01:07 PM   #204
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If you push in the tab on the light and slide forward two pieces will extend and allow the refer door stay cracked to allow storage.
On the control panel bottom are 2 screws, remove and slide it out and look inside.
Something to play with when I go home.
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Old 07-24-2014, 01:11 PM   #205
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I also removed the top refer control panel and sealed that area with some foam pipe insulation doubled up.
Hi Jim ,
I myself have been think that after Reace finally nails down what is need to better optimize the performance of our Dometic 6.7 refrigerator. That I am going to remove the fridge and better Insulation the inside walls of the refrigerator compartment. We are now on a short five day camping trip and have found that our digital thermostat for the HVAC which is mounted on the bed side panel of the refrigerator is being affected by the heat being produced by the refrigerator. This is not a big issue but it's just something that kind of bugs me so I want to fix it.
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Old 07-24-2014, 02:01 PM   #206
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Aah, yes, that wall was reinforced in my 19 for a magazine rack, never noticed any heat from refer, course most of the time it was on 120v so heat should have been minimal .
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If you push in the tab on the light and slide forward two pieces will extend and allow the refer door stay cracked to allow storage.
On the control panel bottom are 2 screws, remove and slide it out and look inside.
Thanks for the latch trick Jim. I would have never known about that. I also pulled the control panel off and have the same open space on top of our 4.3. It is sealed in the back with the rubber gasket ETI installs so I dont see much heat getting in there. Think I will wait and see what Reace comes up with for a fridge fix and probably insulate that whole area then. I did find where the sensor wire plugs in if the should end up needing changed.
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Jim, Tom & Cheryl,
I've been in that area above the fridge of our 6.7 a few times. Once for running the com cable to the surge protector remote indicator I mounted above the fridge and other times to check on the heat that could be accumulating in that area. I was concerned about the heat because there's no way for it to escape except through the cracks around the fridge control panel out the front into the trailer. I never found any heat buildup and, I like I said, I checked multiple times. The top of the fridge doesn't get hot at all, so I don't know what insulating it would do for the operation.
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PS: Please ignore the temps indicated on the temp indicator. It's indicating the temp on another fridge that's in range that I just deiced and is coming down to temp.
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Old 07-25-2014, 10:36 AM   #210
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Tom in Tennessee, I had the same setup in my 19 and I wanted to seal that open space in the rear to prevent cold and hot air from this area. I believe I cut a piece of the same pipe insulation and slid it along the refer top to the back. It was snug enough where it held. You can also reach up from the open lower outside refer vent to check on your job.
Tom in Washington,
Did you notice any exposed fiberglass over your refer? That is the reason I wanted to seal off my area, to prevent any cold penetration.
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