Dave Solberg

RV Refrigerator Troubleshooting: Overcooling

Dave Solberg
Sign in
Duration:   1  mins

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.

Make a comment
  • (will not be published)

6 Responses to “RV Refrigerator Troubleshooting: Overcooling”

  1. Stephanie Bromaghim

    Could you please send me a picture of where the thermistor goes on the little plastic slide mine has no wire on it how does it regulate the temperature

  2. Matt

    Could you please send me a picture of where the thermistor goes on the little plastic slide mine has no wire on it how does it regulate the temperature

    • Customer Service

      Hello Matt!

      That’s a great question!

      The ‘Ask an Expert’ section is currently for members to our online community. We do have a promotional offer if you are interested. This would include access to expert advice (like this), plus discounts, hours of Premium videos, etc. Please feel free to take a look. You can message us right back with your question if you decide to become a member and you will have a response within 1-2 business days from our experts!

      Please follow the steps below to receive the annual membership at the introductory rate:

      1. Click on the email link: https://go.rvrepairclub.com/C20831
      2. Click on the Premium Membership offer.
      3. The Checkout page will display your Premium Membership purchase.
      4. Fill in your Billing Details and create an account password.
      5. Fill in your debit/credit card information.
      6. Finish by clicking Complete Order.

      If you have any further questions, please contact Customer Service at 1-855-706-3536 at your earliest convenience, or chat with us on our site.

      We greatly appreciate your business!


      RV Repair Club Video Membership

  3. 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.

Get exclusive premium content! Sign up for a membership now!