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Post by Emma Metcalf Tue Dec 06, 2022 10:46 pm

We have a problem with the fridge not being able to maintain low temperatures during colder months. Is the problem caused by the two heater outlets directly under the fridge door as in the picture?  The bottom of the fridge door and the door rubber seal is warm to the touch.  Has anyone fitted a baffle or outlet extension to take the warm air away from the fridge door?
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Post by Paulmold Tue Dec 06, 2022 10:53 pm

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Post by Caraman Sat Dec 10, 2022 8:32 am

Have you fitted your winter covers to the fridge's external vents.  They should be fitted when the outside temperature is 6 degrees C or below.


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Post by rgermain Sat Dec 10, 2022 8:35 am

Now where did I store my covers scratch head
Never used them to date, have I missed some thing?
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Post by Emma Metcalf Sat Dec 10, 2022 9:08 am

Hi, yes thanks, the covers are in place.  We have shielded the fridge from the hot air duct outlet and the problem has disappeared. The overheating is definitely because hot air is blown directly under the fridge door. The ducts should not be under the fridge door; the design is flawed.
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Post by FreelanderUK Sat Dec 10, 2022 9:39 am

Could you fit 90degree elbows in to the vents as a permanent diversion, ie waste pipe elbows or get something 3d printed to suit

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Post by Emma Metcalf Sat Dec 10, 2022 9:57 am

We will have temporary ducting connected taking the air past the fridge door and will remove the ducting when the weather is warmer.
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Post by gassygassy Tue Dec 20, 2022 10:20 am

Oh dear another apparently incorrect installation of heaters by A/S. Those in the Nuevo, and I imagine probably in others, are not installed as per the manufacturer's instructions. I speak as a retired gas engineer who has read the Truma installation instructions.

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Post by Suppersready Tue Dec 20, 2022 10:55 am

Emma Metcalf wrote:Hi, yes thanks, the covers are in place.  We have shielded the fridge from the hot air duct outlet and the problem has disappeared. The overheating is definitely because hot air is blown directly under the fridge door. The ducts should not be under the fridge door; the design is flawed.

Have you tried running the fridge with the external covers not in place ? If I put mine on when below 6 degrees I suffer the same issue. I have the Fb model and the heating vents are further away due to the bed configuration.


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Post by gassygassy Tue Dec 20, 2022 11:15 am

I think the best you can try Emma is to swivel the outlet ducts so they blow the warm air away from the fridge. You could close one completely and leave the other one partly open and pointing away from the fridge door.

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Post by Jonathan+Denise Fri Dec 23, 2022 8:59 am

Caraman wrote:Have you fitted your winter covers to the fridge's external vents.  They should be fitted when the outside temperature is 6 degrees C or below.
I thought that the winter covers were just for when the fridge was out of use - eg winterization.
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Post by Jonathan+Denise Fri Dec 23, 2022 9:02 am

gassygassy wrote:I think the best you can try Emma is to swivel the outlet ducts so they blow the warm air away from the fridge. You could close one completely and leave the other one partly open and pointing away from the fridge door.
As an experiment, you could go further and shut the two outlets : that is, with the heating and fridge both working.  If the fridge performs significantly better, then that suggests that outlets would be better relocated, or at minimum adjusted to deflect hot air away from the fridge.
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Post by Caraman Fri Dec 23, 2022 9:06 am

Jonathan+Denise wrote:
Caraman wrote:Have you fitted your winter covers to the fridge's external vents.  They should be fitted when the outside temperature is 6 degrees C or below.
I thought that the winter covers were just for when the fridge was out of use - eg winterization.
My understanding is that the fridge way not work effectively if the covers are not fitted when the external temperature is below 6 degrees.
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Post by Paulmold Fri Dec 23, 2022 9:10 am

Jonathan+Denise wrote:
Caraman wrote:Have you fitted your winter covers to the fridge's external vents.  They should be fitted when the outside temperature is 6 degrees C or below.
I thought that the winter covers were just for when the fridge was out of use - eg winterization.
Covers should be fitted when outside temps are below 8°/6° depending what fridge manufacturer says. This enables the fridge to work at its most efficient.  If you Google  ' do I need to fit fridge vent covers' you will get the answer as to why.

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Post by Caraman Fri Dec 23, 2022 9:35 am

You would think that when the temperature gradient between the fridge's external cooling fins and the outside temperature is greater as in winter, the fridge would work more effectively or efficiently but apparently not so.
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