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Old 07-20-2013, 07:21 PM   #1
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fridge issue

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we have just come back from a week on the Otanabee River near Peterborough, Ontario. Weather was amazing and the family had a great time. we had an issue with the fridge while away and i am not sure what to do. The issue was that fridge was not getting cold but the freezer was working perfectly. i tried switching to propane only and that did not work. i looked at the breaker and nothing wrong, same with the fuse.

I have a 2007 Jayflight 27BH


Any thoughts on troubleshooting this issue before i bring the RV dealer into this would be great.

Thanks in advanced,

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Old 07-20-2013, 07:49 PM   #2
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You need to buy something like this http://www.campingworld.com/shopping...f-switch/38134 to circulate the cold air around the fridge. It's also helps the build up of frost.

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Old 07-20-2013, 08:17 PM   #3
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I'd start with making sure the door seals are good and let the fridge try to cool overnight.
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Old 07-20-2013, 09:04 PM   #4
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I agree with both above posts. The freezer always cools faster than the fridge. If it is hot out it may take 18 to 24 hours to get cool. I always freeze water and take it with me, then I place it in the freezer and fridge. It is sorta like a jump start.
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Old 07-20-2013, 09:24 PM   #5
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thanks for the info, ill def look into the fan. seals are all good on the fridge and i had my trailer plugged in at home and the fridge working before we left. traveled with the it running on propane to the campground. was only a 2 hour drive and then plugged power back in. the fridge stopped cooling day 3 into the trip. thats why i am a lil stumped.
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thanks for the info, ill def look into the fan. seals are all good on the fridge and i had my trailer plugged in at home and the fridge working before we left. traveled with the it running on propane to the campground. was only a 2 hour drive and then plugged power back in. the fridge stopped cooling day 3 into the trip. thats why i am a lil stumped.
Are you sure you are not out of propane? Did not set the switch to electric? Sometimes we tend to overlook the simple things.....well at least I do!
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propane is full, i surprised myself by remembering to look. lol
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Old 07-22-2013, 12:49 PM   #8
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This may be a total shot in the dark but you may want to try this...when I was doing my walk-through after buying our trailer, the guy from the dealership showed me a little slide-like thing on the "fins" at the back of the fridge - not freezer - compartment. Apparently if you slide it up or down, it can affect the cooling of the fridge. I believe that if you slide it up, that it chills the fridge even more. He described it as one of those things that very few people know about but that it can come in handy sometimes. Just a thought.
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If it is a Norcold refrigerator and you say this happened on day 3 my guess would be the unit went into a defrost cycle. The first time mine did this I also thought it quit working. Mine wants to do this about every 48 hours. To prevent this from happening I turn the refrigerator off for one minute each morning and turn it back on. This resets that defrost timer.

I called my dealer the first time this happened. As it turns out even he was unaware of this characteristic. Carefully reading the manual brought this information to light.

This might be your problem or might not. But it should be worth checking out.
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This may be a total shot in the dark but you may want to try this...when I was doing my walk-through after buying our trailer, the guy from the dealership showed me a little slide-like thing on the "fins" at the back of the fridge - not freezer - compartment. Apparently if you slide it up or down, it can affect the cooling of the fridge. I believe that if you slide it up, that it chills the fridge even more. He described it as one of those things that very few people know about but that it can come in handy sometimes. Just a thought.
Would love to know what and where the little slide-like thing is!
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