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Old 08-08-2015, 09:53 AM   #81
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He says when he turns on the Maxfan, even for a short time and with windows open, the fan is apparently sucking air through the refrigerator because the temperature will go up into the 50s.
I have to wonder if there isn't something else going on here, as the air will follow the path of least resistance, that being an open window. Though, Alf did mention a door leak, or something like that.
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Old 08-08-2015, 11:16 AM   #82
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RMD 8555 Refrigerator Audible Alarm

Yeah, I don't see how the MaxxFan would have any effect on fridge temps. If the fridge door is sealed, it's sealed. Perhaps if the fridge was installed with gaps that allow the air behind the fridge to be drawn into the cabin when the fan is on? But how would that affect the fridge temp? Are we still talking about the 2 door?
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Old 08-08-2015, 11:16 AM   #83
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I have to wonder if there isn't something else going on here, as the air will follow the path of least resistance, that being an open window. Though, Alf did mention a door leak, or something like that.
Yea Jim, but Alf's door leak was on the single door model. I know this individual had an appointment with a Dometic certified service facility. He should be getting back to me once he has the appointment. I dies seem strange.
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Old 08-08-2015, 03:30 PM   #84
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I have to wonder if there isn't something else going on here, as the air will follow the path of least resistance, that being an open window. Though, Alf did mention a door leak, or something like that.
Hi: Jim Bennett... I'm sure there's some relation to using the MaxxFan and rising fridge temps. As long as we don't run the fan and there's some breeze blowing outside the RML8555 is good. I did add a panel of furnace filter material to the outside vent door to stop the propane blow outs, So far so good!!! Alf
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Just ran into this. Long winded but the gist is an open condensation tube can raise the fridge temp by up to 9 degrees. They state you need to create an air lock, like a P trap, to keep the outside air from entering the fridge. I know we have the little bucket on the 6.7, might try putting some water in it next time I'm traveling to see if it stops the temp from rising.

Carl, might be worth passing along to your friend.

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Old 08-11-2015, 08:02 AM   #86
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Carl, might be worth passing along to your friend.
Thank's Bob. He is a forum member, and actually picked up his 5.0TA the same day I did. I just didn't feel it was my place to mention him by name. But when he lets me know how his Dometic "service" appointment turns out, I will mention this to him.
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Our door open alarm went off on our second trip in early June, I called ETI and went through the "hard boot" protocal, but the alarm continued. I found this thread and spoke to ETI again and disconnected the light switch/sensor, the alarm continued to sound. ETI indicated to take the unit in to a service center for repairs. Since we were out camping we endured the alarm that continued for 3 days (we had to turn off the fridge at night to get some sleep). On day 3 I was playing with the fridge and turned on the exterior heater, within an hour the alarm stopped and has not come on again.

I am wondering if this is a problem with moisture on the circuit board?
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On day 3 I was playing with the fridge and turned on the exterior heater, within an hour the alarm stopped and has not come on again.

So how did you turn on the exterior heater?
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There are completely new instructions and they reference the frame heater to eliminate condensation around the doors, if it exists. I'll have to get mine and repost.
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So how did you turn on the exterior heater?
By the control panel. Not sure this is a fix for this issue but it worked for us.
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