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Old 12-14-2014, 02:47 PM   #141
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Has anyone drilled holes in freezer compartment ? And had any improvement ?
That's a logical idea, and it's been tried by a couple of folks, including Reace. The general conclusion is that it didn't do much to help.
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Old 12-14-2014, 03:25 PM   #142
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" I will be mailing my cooling unit out next week to be tested and hopefully 'repaired'."
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The only details I can give today is that I just pulled my cooling unit and am boxing it to mail away tomorrow. It will be tested by a highly regarded private company working in tandem with another. They work together to solve problems and sell solutions.

They believe they can make a significant improvement in performance but will not know for sure until they inspect and test it.

I promised to not mention their names until they have tested the solution. I will test it during our trip south Feb '15.

Absorption refrigs work in a specific band of temperature. You must keep the condenser in that band. The refrigerant chemistry dictates the the width, low and high temperatures of operation. They will try to give me a wider band and I will attempt to keep the condenser within it.

Hope that helps you understand our challenge. The manufacturer sets the temperature band width by the refrigerant chemistry and we must insure the installation keeps the condenser air circulation temp in that range. That's why the installation is critical, especially with this new generation of fire resistant and more environmentally friendly frigs.

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Old 12-14-2014, 04:11 PM   #143
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That's really interesting. I tried to get a well known RV fridge repair center to consider that solution, but they wanted to exhaust all other options first, which I guess is logical. I could never quite get them to say they look at the chemical mix if all else failed, even though they seem to have the capability. They were convinced (and tried to convince me) that the solution is to move the thermistor to a warmer spot, which Dometic has never once suggested, easy as that would be.
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Old 12-14-2014, 04:17 PM   #144
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Hi: Parker... That's what I did. The proof of the putting will be found in Florida this winter. The Thermistor sensor is shown laying on the wire shelf... away from the fins!!! The thermometer pictured is now in our new 22.6 cu. ft. 3 door Frigidaire. Same temp indicated too. Alf
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Old 12-14-2014, 04:20 PM   #145
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Hi Alf; I just knew you would show up if I posted anything about moving the thermistor! We expect a full report from FL. We hope to go the Keys for a short stay which should give us a chance to try out the new cooling loop being installed.
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Old 12-14-2014, 04:38 PM   #146
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Hi Alf; I just knew you would show up if I posted anything about moving the thermistor! We expect a full report from FL. We hope to go the Keys for a short stay which should give us a chance to try out the new cooling loop being installed.
Hi Parker...SORRY!!! Maybe this solution is just to unscientific for a refer engineer. I did put the Torx screw back in the fin plate just in case!!! Alf
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Hey Alf, that is a nice thermometer, particularly for my tired eyes, where did you acquire it?
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Old 12-14-2014, 08:28 PM   #148
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Hey Alf, that is a nice thermometer, particularly for my tired eyes, where did you acquire it?
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Old 12-14-2014, 08:33 PM   #149
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That's a logical idea, and it's been tried by a couple of folks, including Reace. The general conclusion is that it didn't do much to help.
Do you think it would if they were larger and back and front ? Pretty sad you can't have the freezer box .
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Several folks had good results with the removal of the freezer compartment vs hole drilling.
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