Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 05-22-2015, 01:11 PM   #1
1 Rivet Member
 
2007 27' Safari FB SE
Cambridge , Wisconsin
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 9
Fridge too cold

Does anyone have any ideas about why the fridge on our 07 safari would freeze foods? It has frozen milk and eggs, but only on shore power. It doesn't keep real cold on propane. Any info would help me start the process of locating the problem. Thanks
__________________

__________________
LINDAMART is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-22-2015, 01:41 PM   #2
Rivet Master
 
KJRitchie's Avatar

 
2008 25' Classic
Wichita Falls , Texas
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 4,217
I'd rather have a fridge too cold. You have tried turning down the thermostat, range is 1 to 5.

Have you checked the probe on the inside that clips to the fins? Raise it up towards the top of the fridge.

Kelvin
__________________

__________________
KJRitchie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-22-2015, 02:42 PM   #3
1 Rivet Member
 
2007 27' Safari FB SE
Cambridge , Wisconsin
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 9
Thanks I'll check
__________________
LINDAMART is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-22-2015, 02:52 PM   #4
Rivet Master
 
KJRitchie's Avatar

 
2008 25' Classic
Wichita Falls , Texas
Join Date: Nov 2012
Posts: 4,217
I just read about your LP not keeping really cold. It may be that the flue and burner needs cleaning out. My 2008 the electric and LP keeps the temperature equal but the lowest temperature observed on the temperature read out is 31F, mostly 32F but it doesn't seem to freeze anything yet seems accurate using an external thermometer. Might be best to take the trailer into a RV repair to have them check.

Kelvin
__________________
KJRitchie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-22-2015, 03:27 PM   #5
Rivet Master
 
2005 19' Safari
GLENDALE , AZ
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 2,441
While there are more complicated fixes, this one is easy and inexpensive; and it might work for you. Suggest you try this before making any thermostat adjustments, etc., as the operation of your refrigerator may be OK as is.

Put a fan similar to the one below in the bottom of your refrigerator, with a clear air EXHAUST path upward to the cooling coils/fins. Do not block air INTAKE on fan.

Camco Fridge Airator - Walmart.com

Also, do not pack food tightly in the compartment; leave a little space between items to allow air to circulate freely.

Another item that makes it easier to check your refrigerator's internal temperature is an inexpensive indoor/outdoor thermometer, similar to the one below:

AcuRite Digital Wireless Thermometer - Walmart.com
__________________
Phoenix is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-22-2015, 07:42 PM   #6
Site Team
 
Aage's Avatar
 
1974 31' Sovereign
Ottawa , ON
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 11,204
Images: 25
I like the Walmart idea, that looks like a simple, neat solution.
__________________
“Courage is being scared to death, but saddling up anyway.”
...John Wayne...........................
Aage is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-22-2015, 09:52 PM   #7
Rivet Master
 
aftermath's Avatar
 
2006 25' Safari FB SE
Spokane , Washington
Join Date: Sep 2009
Posts: 1,133
I have a 2006 so I would guess we have the same fridge. Here are a couple of fixes before you install a fan.

First, there is a lit display on the top that goes from 1 to 5 with 5 being the coldest. If you haven't seen this yet, you might want to try moving the number down.

Secondly, the thermostat is connected via a wire and is attached to the fins in the back (inside) of the fridge. You can adjust the temperature inside by moving this thing up and down. When you move it up, it takes longer for the cold air that collects at the bottom, to cool the thermostat thus increasing the cold. If you move this thermostat down, it will cool sooner and the fridge will not continue to cool to the point of freezing the food.

Give these a try and let us know if they make any difference.
__________________
aftermath is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2015, 07:36 AM   #8
1 Rivet Member
 
2007 27' Safari FB SE
Cambridge , Wisconsin
Join Date: Mar 2014
Posts: 9
Thanks all, the trailer is in shop now( unrelated issue ) but I will definitely check thermostat and wire clip location when I get it back.
__________________

__________________
LINDAMART is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Heat Pump - How cold its too cold? VeggieBullet Furnaces, Heaters, Fireplaces & Air Conditioning 7 01-09-2014 07:03 PM
Fridge too cold & Freezer door ? egad Refrigerators 6 06-05-2013 10:47 AM
Fridge too cold? 2PNPOD General Repair Forum 7 05-10-2013 07:53 PM
Frig too cold gklott Refrigerators 2 10-04-2003 03:14 AM
Refrigerator too cold wingfoot321 Refrigerators 1 09-08-2003 10:13 PM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 03:46 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.