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Old 06-29-2015, 07:34 AM   #1
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need some help

Turned the refrigerator (dometic 2510)on a couple of days ago cooled down just fine freezer single digits lower compartment low 30s. Yesterday it warmed up to 20s in freezer and high 40s in bottom on max setting on elec. Switched to propane last night and no change. Leaving in the morning has anyone had this problem or any ideas what may be wrong. Refrigerator is two years old and has worked great up to now. Did turn it off this morning for about 45 min and rocked trailer up and down with tongue jack then restarted it on propane waiting now to see if it helped. Trailer does sit level.
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Old 06-29-2015, 07:50 AM   #2
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Could it be thatů..

Opening the fridge to check temps, lets the cold air out and the warm air in.

This could be even more of an issue if the fridge is empty, because cold stuff in the fridge retains cold more than air.

When prepping a fridge for a trip, it's advisable to put cold items the fridge while you are starting the cooling process. It makes it easier for the fridge to do it's job.

Forgive me for stating the obvious, if you already know this, and I am preaching to the choir.

Hoping it's not the thermostat
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Old 06-29-2015, 08:10 AM   #3
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I hope so also headed out in the morning.
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Then you still have time for my trick

I freeze my drinking water, and put it in the fridge. It can make a difference, especially if the fridge is not working up to par. Freezing pre made casseroles is another option. You may end up saving expensive food from spoiling.

Sorry, I know this doesn't solve your problem.
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We normally pack frozen water bottles in.
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Sometimes extreme outside temps can affect the fridge cooling.
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South Texas is never hot always just right.
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Ditto what Avionstream said about the weather

You said that you do the frozen water trick, but was the fridge empty when you did your testing of the fridge.

Could be that this is one of those times when there are a few contributing factors to the problem.

#1 opening the fridge to often
#2 empty fridge
#3 rise in outside temps

I'm looking for the simple stuff first. I can't think of how to test a thermostat, or if it even has a thermostat
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Don't want to jinx my self but has been running on max propane for about six hour freezer is on 5 now and bottom is at 37. Hope the turning off and restarting fixed it time will tell turned thermostat from max back to 5 will see if it holds temp.
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