RV Refrigerator Troubleshooting: Overcooling

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An important part of creating a comfortable living situation in your RV, is to have a working refrigerator to store all of your food and beverages. RV refrigerators, designed to make the best use of available storage space in an RV, have many different systems that are used to make sure everything is running smoothly and the refrigerator is at the desired temperature.

There is, however, a list of things that could go wrong with your RV refrigerator and you may at some point need to do some RV refrigerator troubleshooting. One of the most popular RV refrigerator troubleshooting questions involves overcooling of the refrigerator, or even freezing.

In this video, watch as this common RV refrigerator troubleshooting question is discussed. Learn what sort of things to look for when you suspect overcooling or notice freezing inside of your refrigerator. There are many things you may be able to fix yourself, but if your temperature sensor is broken, it may need to be looked at further by a professional.

Learn more about refrigerator freezing and overcooling in this educational RVing video, and make sure you are prepared for the next time something goes wrong and you need to do some RV refrigerator troubleshooting yourself.

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2 Responses to “RV Refrigerator Troubleshooting: Overcooling”
  1. Brian

    My fridge freezes up within a couple of days even with the thermistor set low on the fins. Any suggestions?

    • Customer Service

      Hi, Brian. Thank you for visiting the RV Repair Club site and the opportunity to assist with your refrigerator issue. The first thing I would do is remove the Thermistor and place it in a cup of ice water which will bring the temp down to 32 degrees and use an Ohm meter to check if its faulty. Your owner’s manual should give you the proper readings. Next, check your air circulation, if you have a shelf that is blocking air , the hot air rises to the top and the thermistor reads warm and kicks the cooking on. You might also want to install a 12V fan to help with the air flow.


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