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Old 05-30-2012, 05:38 PM   #1
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Fridge Freezing Everything

I have the 5 c.f. fridge in my 5th wheel and it freezes everything on the lowest setting. If I set a ice cube tray in the main compartment I have ice cubes in 5 hours! A thermometer shows that its minus 5 on the lowest setting (1) and I still have 7 higher settings so I hate to think how cold it would be on setting 7.

Has anyone else run into this problem and if so what was the solution to it.

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Old 05-30-2012, 06:20 PM   #2
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Re: Fridge Freezing Everything

Contact Escape. They will advise.
It sounds like a thermostat problem.

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Old 05-30-2012, 06:31 PM   #3
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Re: Fridge Freezing Everything

Thanks Dave ....... from the online searches I did that's what came up but I wanted to see if anyone else had had the problem. No one is answering phones at Escape and I don't believe they service fridges so I'll contact the local Dometic service center.

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Old 05-30-2012, 08:38 PM   #4
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Re: Fridge Freezing Everything

Depending on the age of yr trailer, it may still be in warrantee.

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Old 05-30-2012, 08:43 PM   #5
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Re: Fridge Freezing Everything

Yeeh, you do have to adjust the level dependent upon ambient temperatures, but it should never get that cold on the low setting.
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Old 05-30-2012, 09:39 PM   #6
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Re: Fridge Freezing Everything

I had the same problem. Mine froze on electric but was fine on propane. There isn't a control board so there are 2 separate controls in the thermostat. It took a bit of chasing but Dometic fixed it under warranty. Well - they provided the thermostat and the labour to replace it but not the labour to remove and reinstall the fridge. Works great now.

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Old 05-30-2012, 09:52 PM   #7
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Re: Fridge Freezing Everything

Hi John

That's exactly what mine is doing. It works fine on propane and freezes on A/C.

All the Dometic repair centres were booked up till the middle of June so I called Paul at Escape and he's going to slide a new fridge in tomorrow morning at 8:30 am as I'm leaving for the rally that night ....... what great service!!!

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Perfect. Enjoy the rally.
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