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Old 02-11-2020, 09:38 AM   #1
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Dometic refrigerator icing/frosting very quickly

Hi all!

All of a sudden our dometic fridge in our 25' 2016 flying cloud is icing on the fridge fans and frosting up in the freezer super quickly - within a matter of days of defrosting both fridge/freezer it is iced up again and has significant frost in the freezer.

I have it set on 4 out of 5 - when I set it on 3 it barely stays under 40 degrees.
Set on 4 it is staying at 37/38 so it is cooling. It is not running constantly or anything - just icing up.

We are in SoCal - so it is warm but not hot - 70's during the day and the unit is not in direct sunlight.

Any ideas what might be wrong? I checked the door seals on both and they are all fine - so it isn't outside air getting in. It isn't an issue of shoving too much stuff in the unit - it is full but not overstuffed.

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Old 02-11-2020, 03:26 PM   #2
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Sorry to hear you’re having cooling trouble!

Your Airstream has an absorption refrigerator which is different than what we have in our homes. I stumbled across a YouTube video that does a great job of explaining how they work and how to troubleshoot.

I’ll warn you up front it’s a little corny but this guy knows his stuff. Watch the video and let us what you find.

Good luck!
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