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Old 04-07-2015, 05:18 PM   #11
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Can someone tell me how I can manual turn at least the 1 fan I can see on when you open outside vent . . It never seems to come on and it does get hot back there where the tubing is sorry if wrong name .
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Old 04-07-2015, 05:23 PM   #12
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Can someone tell me how I can manual turn at least the 1 fan I can see on when you open outside vent . . It never seems to come on and it does get hot back there where the tubing is sorry if wrong name .
There should be a temperature switch mounted on the rear coils, if you remove the 2 wires from it and connect a regular switch to the wires it should work for you.

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Old 04-07-2015, 05:28 PM   #13
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Ok, here is my guess: It appears that Dometic was confident that the fridge will result in at least the freezer portion of the fridge working. The two plastic strips appear to be "swizzle sticks", normally used for mixing the ice (from your fridge) and liquids in an alcoholic beverage prior to consuming it.
Stir sticks was the first thing that came to my mind too.

So, with this bit of rationalisation from two great minds, it must be true.
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Old 04-07-2015, 05:35 PM   #14
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Just finished installing our new door. Very easy swap out. I did not use the shims. I like the swizzle stick idea!! New door appears to have different insulation inside, may be more rigid and seems to close better because of being more rigid. Maybe wishful thinking too...

You do need to tape up the holes on the bottom same as old door. I also taped up the crack for the latch same as old door so it will not condensate at latch area when exhaust fan is on.

Now if it would just warm up so we could go camping.
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Old 04-07-2015, 05:40 PM   #15
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Can someone tell me how I can manual turn at least the 1 fan I can see on when you open outside vent . . It never seems to come on and it does get hot back there where the tubing is sorry if wrong name .
I installed a switch in parallel with the temp sensor and mounted the switch inside when I had the fridge removed so I can control the fan from inside.
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Here is a picture of the temperture switch when the fridge was removed.
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Old 04-07-2015, 06:45 PM   #18
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Thank you for the information. I probably will not remove the frig unless there is hope of a positive outcome. The bypass switch has proven ineffective for those that have tried it.
If you have positive results please post them.
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Did not think they were swizzle sticks; note other places they could work as shims. Looked more like Dept. of Research and Developments' answer to the rolling straw.
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Old 04-07-2015, 07:08 PM   #20
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Quite frankly, you'd be on your own if you had had to contact Dometic yourself and arrange for the door to be shipped instead of Reace at ETI going out of his way and doing his best to come up with a solution on your behalf. ETI installs the fridge it doesn't manufacture them.

I had a problem on my Classic 5.0's 5 cubic foot fridge overcooling (the fridge going down to minus 12C); I took it back to ETI and Reace repaired it at no charge to me ........ something he did not have to do as the fridge is guaranteed by Dometic not ETI.

I've never felt on my own dealing with anyone at ETI.

Congratulations ! It is always rewarding to hear of a positive outcome. I have yet to experience it concerning the expensive RM8551 frig. We did not place our confidence in the right place and lost a bit of food and expensive meds that needed to be kept refrigerated. Now starting on the third season without reliable refrigeration.
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