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Viva Las Vegas JDR
12-28-2012, 05:27 PM
We had some work done on our motor home and when all was said and done we find that the fridge is warm. It was cooling on both AC and LP before any repairs now it does absolutely nothing. It seems like it is working, you can hear it come on when it's on LP, the check light never comes on and it switches fine from AC to LP. Just NEVER cools at all! This just came on suddenly. We've checked out everything that we know, what does it sound like to you? Hopefully not a circuit board but what else could it be? Fuses okay, all burners clean etc.

12-28-2012, 07:04 PM
A blockage can and will come on suddenly. Ours was cooling great one day then all of a sudden we noticed things in the freezer were getting soft. Long story short the cooling system developed a blockage and the refrigerator was replaced under the extended warranty.

The Newell
12-29-2012, 12:34 AM
Open your access panel and check the following: Is the cooling unit getting hot? It should be, and there should be heat rising and exiting. If not, the cooling unit is not functioning.

Is the thermister (temp sensor) in place onside the fridge, mounted to one of the cooling fins? If not, it may not be calling for more cooling.


12-29-2012, 07:29 AM
It sounds like it was let run in a very un-level condition and the cooling unit was damaged. You might be able to let it run, and rap (not too gently) on the rear coils to unclog them.

I have also heard that removing the fridge and laying it on it's side or front can sometimes help get the fluids flowing again, but if it boiled too long, it's probably toast.

Viva Las Vegas JDR
12-29-2012, 03:49 PM
Do you think blockage over a bad circuit board?