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Old 05-25-2014, 09:29 PM   #1
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My Fridge

I'm new to the forum. I have inherited my parents solaris T2475. I like the camper. Couple of questions for all of you, I figure I'll ask the people who know!! Where do I find the original stereo for the rig? And second. The dometic americana fridge is freezing everything. Lowest setting... had service people out to try and fix it. No good. It still freezes the crap out everything. Any ideas folks? Thanks in advance for any help you can toss at me.
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Hi Hawkjock77, welcome to the forum.

It may help if we knew the model number of the fridge even though most of the Dometic's work about the same. The common one is, I think, the Dometic 2652.

The first and easiest thing to check on the fridge is to make sure the little thermister is mounted in the white plastic piece and it is clipped to the metal fin in the fridge. Here is a picture I stole from another forum member.



It is possible the thermister is bad and that would cause the fridge to run in "limp" mode, .... always cooling even if not needed.
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Ah! Ok cool. 《--Joke intended. I'll look at it tomorrow!
Model no: RM 2652 I believe.
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What bout a fridge that is not cooling..it takes about 2 days of being plugged in for it to get cold enough to put food in..the freezer part works fine its just the bottom..why is this gene..any ideas
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Hawkjock77: I agree with Gene. Your problem sure sounds like a bad thermistor. royayala: If the freezer is freezing things then the lower part should be also cold enough. Unlike home fridges rv fridges the whole unit is controlled by one cooling unit. The lower will not feel as cold as your home fridge. To test it put a gallon jug of water in the lower part overnight and if the temp of the water is above freezing to 42 degrees it working right.
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royayala, two days is a bit long. Have you measured the temp in both the freezer and fridge part? My RM2652 (vintage 2002) will cool on electric to 33 degrees in about 8 hours on an 80 degree day. The freezer, at that time, will be about 0 to +5 degrees. I use a wireless remote thermometer to watch the temp so I don't have to open the box ... and lose the cool air. During the first 2 hours the freezer will start cooling quickly while the fridge only goes down about 2 degrees. After that it moves more rapidly.

It is quite possible your cooling unit is partly blocked so the amonia and hydrogen gasses and liquids don't circulate properly to suck the heat out of the box. A fridge does not "generate cool" it removes heat.

An obvious point I haven't mentioned is that the fridge needs to be quite level. Not perfectly level but within a few degrees of level both side to side and front to back.

If you are getting only partial cooling due to a partial blockage sometimes a bumby ride will make it a bit better by loosening the blockage.
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My Dometic refrig is not cooling at all? HELP!!! The ac compressor? gets hot. on outside of the camper but it is not cooling inside at all. Could it be the coolant? How do you check that and can it be refilled?

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My frig is freezing everything. There is a wire coming out of the back. Is it supposed to be attached to something??. It is just hanging inside the frig
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truckertom7 - it may help if we knew what make model refrigerator you have.....
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sorry its a domentic Americana model #DM2652
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My frig is freezing everything. There is a wire coming out of the back. Is it supposed to be attached to something??. It is just hanging inside the frig
It's a safe bet ALL wires should be hooked to something. My guess it comes from the thermistor,

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sorry its a domentic Americana model #DM2652
Freezing everything points to "limp mode". meaning the fridge is not getting a signal to know what temp it is, so it goes into full on all the time cooling.

The "wire" coming out the back, is this "inside" the fridge or "outside" the fridge?

Making an assumption it is "inside" the fridge and located in the back of the fridge compartment, and it may be a white or cream colored wired hanging in open attached to nothing,

If I guessed that right, that wire if the temperature control sensor. It needs to be attached to the metal fins in the back of the fridge compartment or it does not know what temp it is. Not knowing what year you have, most sensor clip on a plastic slider so to speak that holds it next to the metal fin on the very end of the row of fins. Look for something that looks like this. If so, hook it back up to that last metal fin with the plastic slider

Gene (screen name) has a nice pic of temp sensor setup here on the forum. He may pop in soon and post.
Opps I see he has posted it. Look up a few responses.


Hope this helps

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If the wire is "outside" the fridge in the back where you get to it outside the camper, then we need to talk more. Different problem
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I place the end of the wire up by the metal blades and everything seems to be working well. Thanks everyone for the info, saved me a service call
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Great!!! Glad it was that quick.

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... Gene (screen name) has a nice pic of temp sensor setup here on the forum. He may pop in soon and post.
Opps I see he has posted it. Look up a few responses.
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Spent the weekend watching way too much football and not much time online. Glad the problem is fixed.

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