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Old 06-09-2020, 03:25 PM   #1
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Refridgerator Woes

Hi All,

My wife is struggling with the refer in our 2016 Serenity. The thing ices up in the drip tray routinely. Also, and possibly related, water collects in the bottom of the fridge which must be swabbed out with a towel. Very irritating.

I thought at first it was due to the humid climate but it seems not to change whether we are in dry or humid climates. Has anyone had this problem? Anyone found a solution?

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Gary,

Check the drip tray hose to see if it's clogged or open. I'm betting its visible if you open the fridge exterior door. At least that will allow you to see its location.

Then how about doing the dollar bill test on the door seals?

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Gary,

Check the drip tray hose to see if it's clogged or open. I'm betting its visible if you open the fridge exterior door. At least that will allow you to see its location.

Then how about doing the dollar bill test on the door seals?

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Iím also not having a good experience with the refrigerator in our 2016. Camped 14 days first few days it cooled good once down to 34 degrees .It was hot here in Michigan and the fridge was busy being opened and closed. But it wouldnít recover at night, by morning it was usually around 45/48 degrees Freezer worked good. Iím suspicious that to much opening and closing but thought it would recover at night.
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Dadams,

Trailer info could be helpful for community to comment. Are you running it on AC or propane?

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For the icing problem first off the temperature is too low. Either the setting is too low, the thermoresistor has fallen off the cooling fin or is not working. You do not want ice to form on the fins so turn up the temperature setting. If that makes no difference, check to make sure it is in contact with the fin. if that does not help you can test the thermoresistor and control board.

For not cooling in high temperatures, anything over 85 or so especially with humidity and lots of use is going to be a problem. Over 98-100 and it is game over for propane refrigerators. It will take more than overnight to catch up. Consider getting a small block of dry ice to help it catch up.
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Simple resolution

Sorry, I meant to get back here and let you know the resolution. At JC, the tech looked at the fridge and immediately noticed a sensor with a cable sitting in the bottom. it is supposed to lodge behind the end fin in the upper area of the fridge but has somehow come loose. He also made a gasket out of Plummerís putty to prevent the drain hose from slipping out. Everything has been fine in there since. I should have looked more closely in the beginning, Mayo would have figured out the sensor...
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Trailer info could be helpful for community to comment. Are you running it on AC or propane?

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2016 RB twin International still not happy with temp on either gas or AC also while holding upper refrigerator vent outside. I couldnít hold on it cause of feeling slight electric current? I was bare foot while doing this also. Trailer was plug in to household AC. I disconnected everything and put batteries in store mode. What kind of test can I do to see if itís a short?
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2016 RB twin International still not happy with temp on either gas or AC also while holding upper refrigerator vent outside. I couldnít hold on it cause of feeling slight electric current? I was bare foot while doing this also. Trailer was plug in to household AC. I disconnected everything and put batteries in store mode. What kind of test can I do to see if itís a short?

Uh time to watch this:



Fridge comes later.
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Iím also not having a good experience with the refrigerator in our 2016. Camped 14 days first few days it cooled good once down to 34 degrees .It was hot here in Michigan and the fridge was busy being opened and closed. But it wouldnít recover at night, by morning it was usually around 45/48 degrees Freezer worked good. Iím suspicious that to much opening and closing but thought it would recover at night.
I have found it is important to keep my refrigerator full.

It doesnít like dead air and doesnít want to cool it.

I keep yogurt, juices, fruit cups, etc., in there, when I just need to keep the space filled.

It just seems happier that way.

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Sorry, I meant to get back here and let you know the resolution. At JC, the tech looked at the fridge and immediately noticed a sensor with a cable sitting in the bottom. it is supposed to lodge behind the end fin in the upper area of the fridge but has somehow come loose. He also made a gasket out of Plummerís putty to prevent the drain hose from slipping out. Everything has been fine in there since. I should have looked more closely in the beginning, Mayo would have figured out the sensor...
Glad you're back to good, I guess when I mentioned this as a possible issue I was somehow unclear.....
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