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    Thermal paste for fridge

    yes I think that is what I bought him but it was only a tiny tube so didn't go very far. Will get some more and get him slathering ;)
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    Thermal paste for fridge

    Ah thanks for that mitzimad
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    Thermal paste for fridge

    thanks pappajohn, that's what I thought
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    Thermal paste for fridge

    To slather or not?!
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    Thermal paste for fridge

    Have read about renewing the thermal paste on the aluminium plate so decided to treat Mr S to a tube. He seems to think he just tops up along the element, but I thought it would be a good idea to slather it all over the back of the aluminium plate as well. Is that a good idea or not?
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    Good curry on the Algarve?

    Well after asking the question, we were all set to go to Bollywood but we got 'kidnapped' by my cousin and dragged off into the hills for a couple of days instead. However, we did eventually have a really exquisite curry at a restaurant in the cobbled square in Sintra. It was sooooo utterly...
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    Where best to shop in Caen?

    We always go to the huge Carrefour and shopping centre at Hérouville which is really handy for the ferry and the diesel is always a good price too. Here's the link https://www.carrefour-herouville.fr/?utm_medium=flux_opm&utm_source=flux_opm. There's also a large Leclerc on the ring road...
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    Watching UK TV in France. Isn't technology magic.

    Have you tried totally switching it off and then back on again? Basic but it does help sometimes. I've got a 6se now and the network for it isn't great sometimes. Sometimes I switch it to airplane mode briefy and it seems to pick up a signal better then.
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    Yet another Dometic fridge problem...

    Seeing the recent post about a Dometic fridge not working, just wanted to update on our saga now we are home. We tried all of the above, light still wouldn't come on but fridge and freezer still working. Then a week later - it just started working out of the blue. Have to say it was when we...
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    Help needed.

    Why not try BlaBlaCar.fr? I haven’t ever used it myself but have a friend who regularly uses it for long journeys. I just did a quick search for tomorrow morning and found several options for Poitiers - hendaye just as an example and the first person charged 45 euros per person, had room for...
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    Help needed.

    I’m so sorry. I only live about 40 minutes from Poitier and would gladly help out but we are in Spain at the moment. You might be able to get a flight from Bordeaux but you’ve still got to get there and with the dog the train is definitely the best option. Think all the trains will probably...
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    Yet another Dometic fridge problem...

    Thanks will try that
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    Yet another Dometic fridge problem...

    Thanks Lenny HB it does still seem to be cool. Tried switching off but that didn’t do anything. Near the end of a 7 week trip now so will get it checked when we get home.
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    Yet another Dometic fridge problem...

    Any ideas anyone?
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    Yet another Dometic fridge problem...

    Hi - had a look, but couldn’t find this particular fault mentioned amongst the many. We are in Spain on ehu and it is hot, probably about 30. Today have noticed that the blue ‘on’ light isn’t on even though the fridge is on as the controls and the interior light all working. Pressing the...
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