Freezer didnt freeze (1 Viewer)

BossHog

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Last July & August we travelled Southern Spain in the MH for the first time, the one issue we had was that the freezer section of our fridge did not freeze it was cold but not frozen. Although we had the fridge setting on max and everything working fine on EHU and gas, we appreciate it was hot, very hot, is this the norm in extreme temps or is there a solution, all works fine when in UK.
 
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also they tend to work better around the half to three quarters mark try playing around to find the sweet spot
 
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I echo what has been said before. Don't turn it up full, for some reason they never work well if you do. Also a fan or two, dirt cheap 5" computer fans from ebay will work wonders when its hot fitted in the top vent to extract the hot air.

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Sundowners

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Also ---- if possible, put the fridge side away from the sun,------ if, like most vans, the fridge vents are in the awning keep as much airflow as possible at the vents------- another one in favour of fridge vent fans!!!
Our fridge seems to be unique----- the colder the temp control, the colder the fridge!!!!
 

ctc

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Fitted four fans in mine, to run all the time on EHU and on the thermostat when on battery, just kept up last year in nearly 40 degrees.
 
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BossHog

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Many thanks all for the replies appreciated, seems there is an easy fix to the problem I was unaware of. Now I'm aware of the use of a fan I have searched the subject and it appears they are readily available and reasonably cheap, even a domestic ventilation kit is available. Anyone fitted one of the kits themselves, I'm an enthusiastic amateur on the spanners though electrics is a no no, or is it a job for the likes of Vanbitz for example ?

Many thanks

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I think any auto electrican could do it but it is an easy DIY. You just need to find the correct 12 volt positive and negative wires to the fridge which isn't difficult usually found by removing the top vent cover.
There are lots of threads on here on how to go about it. Search in fridges and ovens section of forum .
 
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hardest part is working out which 2 wires on the computer fan is 12v +and_ get that wrong and you get a small puff of smoke

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You can buy all the components individually and set up a system cheaply. But I didn't fancy that, so bought a CBE fan kit, which comes with everything you need. It has a thermostat and 2 fans, which work depending upon the temperature at the back of the fridge. Plenty of cool beers now.
 
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Thanks all, decided to get the cbe kit as last year in South France rose was not as cold as I would have liked:beerchug:. So on reading advice bought the kit. Arrived in 3 days :clap2:. Looks well made easy to fit and runs almost silent. Just need to get off to some hot weather to try out:wine:
Hope it works as well on mine as others
 
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BossHog

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After taking on board the advise and responses to my question I have fitted a cooling fan to the rear of our MH fridge freezer. I purchased a dometic ventilation kit ( exspensive for what it is ) to hopefully not void any warrenty etc, it's an easy plug and play install, though fixing the fan in place is a little tricky due to access / room, though it fixes into prepared location indents so no drilling required with two small self tappers. To connect to the 12v supply you need to remove the plastic pull off cover with the orange sticker on the front and plug into the required outlet, which is not explained in the MFI type instructions (for those that remember MFI ) all in all about a 30 minute job......HTH others..
 

Ridgeway

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Thanks all, decided to get the cbe kit as last year in South France rose was not as cold as I would have liked:beerchug:. So on reading advice bought the kit. Arrived in 3 days :clap2:. Looks well made easy to fit and runs almost silent. Just need to get off to some hot weather to try out:wine:
Hope it works as well on mine as others

Where did you buy the CBE kit from ? couldn't find a web shop on their site.

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funflair

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Sorry just seen this yes supplier is otoparts.nl. If you check site they have English translation. Superb service arrived within a few days.
 

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