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Fridge works for a few hours, then stops

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Hi everyone,

 

Just looking for some advice.

 

Caravan is a 2009 Sprite Quattro with Thetford N112 fridge.

 

When I first switch the fridge on, it cools down.  Thin layer of ice forms on the freezer and all is good.  This is true of either gas or EHU.  

 

After a few hours, the cooling process stops.... And doesn't start again.

 

I have just had the thermostat replaced, hoping this would resolve the issue.  :-(

 

I've also tried setting the thermostat to halfway, and even the lowest setting.  Same symptom occurs.

 

The puppies at the rear are all hot (the top pipes being very hot!).  Which makes me think it's not a coolant issue.

 

Any ideas? 

 

Many thanks

 

 

 

Danny

 

 

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When I had a Thetford fridge of this vintage I found out the hard way that there is a sensor connected to the fins inside. After 49 hours (don't ask why) this senses the build-up  of ice & will shut the fridge down if it is excessive. If it then won't restart then this is the likely fault.

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I think the sensor you are referring too is a wire, attached directly to the fins.  If so, this is part of the thermostat assembly (on this model, it's also part of the gas valve too).

 

As it's been replaced already, I'm not sure that's the same issue I'm having.

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Just a quick update.  I switched the fridge off for about an hour.  Now it's back on, it's started to cool again.  

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...and off again.

 

Was wondering if it could be the PCB?  

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20 hours ago, Codders said:

...and off again.

 

Was wondering if it could be the PCB?  

The only way to find out is to fit a known good substitute. 

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