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Old 12-18-2014, 05:49 PM   #191
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Just received a call from the shop. Dometic readily agreed to a new control panel and heating element. Guess we'll see how things work when it runs home!
Excellent! Please keep us posted.
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Old 12-18-2014, 07:29 PM   #192
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I have had a couple of PM questions on this, so I will try to answer here.

I had not yet contacted Dometic, figured I would get the same run around as the rest of you!
When the repair shop called, he did say the fridge quit working entirely, and Dometic wasn't the least bit surprised! Parts won't be here til next week and I don't want to hurry them, so I don't expect to know anything until after Christmas.
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Old 12-22-2014, 11:51 AM   #193
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Hi Parker, congratulations! If you have the opportunity could you ask a question and take a few pictures of the replacement?

1. is the replacement an X20 unit? I was told the RMD8555 has the "new X20" cooling unit which they expect will work better. It may become the second generation cooling unit for the 8 Series.

Thank you, Klem
The RV shop called to say the Escape is ready to pick up. They contacted Dometic on my behalf and asked about an X20 unit, and Dometic denied any knowledge of such a thing.
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Old 12-22-2014, 11:59 AM   #194
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Sometimes one wonders just who it is that answers these kind of calls. With some of the answers that turn up they do not seem to be the most knowledgeable of folks.
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Old 12-22-2014, 12:06 PM   #195
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Old 12-22-2014, 12:45 PM   #196
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I'm sure they contacted the same Dometic techs they were dealing with all along in getting the new cooling unit installed. My guess is that internal Dometic communications are carefully controlled, and that maybe Mel landed with someone who knows a little more about company R&D and strategy.
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Old 12-22-2014, 12:57 PM   #197
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And now we probably wont know if any of these fixes or even new fridge models made any difference until May or June of next year.
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Old 12-22-2014, 01:26 PM   #198
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I should know in February how the rebuild works.

And don't we have a few new trailers with the RMD8555 in them now? Hopefully one or more has headed south. Any report from them?

The Dometic person told me the RMD8555 was going to get the new X20 cooling unit. Time will tell if it's really a big improvement.

I am hoping the X20 unit (whatever improved unit is available) will find its way in to the RML8555 as a replacement... Dreaming?.

Happy Holidays to all!!

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Old 04-14-2015, 11:45 PM   #199
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I reinstalled our rebuilt 6.7 single door yesterday. It's been a long process and we plan to go south in May, our February trip was postponed while waiting for parts etc. I'll be posting pictures soon.

After extensive testing in my shop I realized that the engineers may have had a different goal for how I should use it.

- The 5 bars are different temperatures. On mine 3 is 39-41F. If you go up to 4 or 5 bars the temperature set point drops which results in the frig working harder then if it was left at 3. There is no 'accelerator' pedal for the cooling unit. It's full tilt on, or off and will cycle at a rate set by the AES. More bars create more heat in back ... and performance suffers in hot temperatures.

- Remove the freezer compartment - you must consider the freezer 'optional' in warmer climates. At best you will have one large refrigerator and never a freezer in hot climates.

Has anyone used their 6.7 single door like this:
Leave the thermistor, and everything else, mounted in the factory location.
Use temp setting at 3 bars only. (39-41F)
If the refrigerator isn't cool enough pull the freezer compartment out.

In a nutshell, regardless of power source keep it running at 3 bars and remove the freezer compartment above 80 F.

Hope to hear more about the double door performance soon. I will be happy to find out I've been wasting my time and can simply swap frigs!
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I reinstalled our rebuilt 6.7 single door yesterday. It's been a long process and we plan to go south in May, our February trip was postponed while waiting for parts etc. I'll be posting pictures soon.

After extensive testing in my shop I realized that the engineers may have had a different goal for how I should use it.

- The 5 bars are different temperatures. On mine 3 is 39-41F. If you go up to 4 or 5 bars the temperature set point drops which results in the frig working harder then if it was left at 3. There is no 'accelerator' pedal for the cooling unit. It's full tilt on, or off and will cycle at a rate set by the AES. More bars create more heat in back ... and performance suffers in hot temperatures.

- Remove the freezer compartment - you must consider the freezer 'optional' in warmer climates. At best you will have one large refrigerator and never a freezer in hot climates.

Has anyone used their 6.7 single door like this:
Leave the thermistor, and everything else, mounted in the factory location.
Use temp setting at 3 bars only. (39-41F)
If the refrigerator isn't cool enough pull the freezer compartment out.

In a nutshell, regardless of power source keep it running at 3 bars and remove the freezer compartment above 80 F.

Hope to hear more about the double door performance soon. I will be happy to find out I've been wasting my time and can simply swap frigs!
Klem would you say to leave thermistor in it' s original place , remove freezer if over 80 , and keep temp at 3 also for the 4.3 ? Pat
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