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Our trailer is at the dealership. I'll let you know what they find.


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LoudRam wrote:

Our trailer is at the dealership. I'll let you know what they find.


Thank you, I am curious to see what they find out.

I like my absorption fridge. But, I do have a older, and apparently better one. Sometimes I go dry camping and with my 2 golf cart batteries I good to go for the weekend with no electricity. .

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These absorption refrigerators are junk. Too many controls and ******** to contend with and in hot weather they barely cool . Have to use fans and other gimmicks.. Junk I say !


Everybody keeps saying that. I sold my old 2004 trailer to a friend. The "junk" 15 year old Dometic still freezes ice cream rock hard. My new "junk" Dometic, 5 years old, still somehow does the same. Go figure.


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Ava wrote:

Unless you are way off level, it sounds like the cooling unit is plugged and there is not much of a fix for that.


Your the winner. The cooling unit is bad. They have the new part on order and it's being covered under warranty as it should be. We should have it back in time for our next scheduled trip in July. I know it's unusual for something to fail that quickly but in my line of work I've seen brand new parts come out of the box bad so I guess anything is possible.

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Thanks for checking back in. These things happen but usually when you are out on the road. Glad it will be ready to go for you soon.


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LoudRam wrote:

Ava wrote:

Unless you are way off level, it sounds like the cooling unit is plugged and there is not much of a fix for that.


Your the winner. The cooling unit is bad. They have the new part on order and it's being covered under warranty as it should be. We should have it back in time for our next scheduled trip in July. I know it's unusual for something to fail that quickly but in my line of work I've seen brand new parts come out of the box bad so I guess anything is possible.


Great, the problem was identified and it's under warranty. If memory serves, the cooling unit is warranted for 3 years by Norcold. We had the N611 in our WhiteHawk. Freezer always worked well, the fridge would be challenged in the hot summer months but we never had milk turn to cottage cheese or died of food poisoning from spoiled food stored in the fridge. But, the mildly cold Miller Lite, that was an issue. [emoticon]

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LoudRam wrote:

Ava wrote:

Unless you are way off level, it sounds like the cooling unit is plugged and there is not much of a fix for that.


Your the winner. The cooling unit is bad. They have the new part on order and it's being covered under warranty as it should be. We should have it back in time for our next scheduled trip in July. I know it's unusual for something to fail that quickly but in my line of work I've seen brand new parts come out of the box bad so I guess anything is possible.


Thanks for letting us know they found the problem and the solution. I wonder why it went bad? Do you run the fridge out of level a lot of the time ??

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We've only ran the fridge one other time and we were level. It's a brand new trailer.

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Mine also died after a few trips when it was new and the repair was the same. On the good side it's now been 14 years and still going strong. Hopefully your repaired unit performs the same.


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JCR-1 wrote:

These absorption refrigerators are junk. Too many controls and ******** to contend with and in hot weather they barely cool . Have to use fans and other gimmicks.. Junk I say !


Hmm... mine seems to work just fine, even in hot weather. The one in my previous TT never missed a beat in the 13 years I owned it.


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