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Freshlight 2200 replacement or not???
Hi all, first time post as my questions are normally answered somewhere in the forums.
We had a Dometic Freshlight 2200 installed just over a month ago and needless to say it was freezing and raining for a couple of weeks after it was fitted. On the first hot day I thought great time for a proper test.
So I as soon as I returned home from work switched the unit on automatic setting set at 16 degrees and promptly left it to cool the van.
Resisting temptation to go in the van I did keep popping my head outside the front door too evaluate the noise that the unit was giving off from the outside and was pleased that the unit was very quiet from the outside.
On my third noise check I was concerned to note that the unit was so quiet it actually was not running at all.
So into the van to investigate !!!
Still red hot inside the van and the mains trip switch inside the van had tripped.
Switched off the unit at the newly installed switch , reset the mains trip switch and as soon as I switched the unit back on at the new mains switch located in the cupboard it tripped the mains switch out again.
Switched everything off. And decided to call the installer the following day. I actually sent an email on that evening and the installer called me promptly at 8.30 the next morning concerned about my issue.
The unit resets itself after about 2 hours allowing it to be run.
The installer has subsequently contacted Dometic and has been told of a modification of installing some extra insulation pads to stop condensation???
Needless to say the pads did not arrive from Dometic in time for the installer to arrange an install before we headed to the south of France for our 2 week tour.
Having been in warmer climates testing the unit I have discovered that I believe that it is indeed condensation causing the issue, I have been able to run the unit on the 2 lower fan settings without any issue, ( which has cooled the van sufficiently in 32 degrees)
As soon as I switch the unit to 3rd fan setting the I did actually notice a drip of water from the vents.
I never ran the unit above second fan setting discovering this water drip.
Now after my rant, my questions are,
Has anybody else with Dometic units had similar problems?
Surely this modification is not standard and I should be insisting on a replacement unit rather than a modification as condensation is obviously getting to the electronics and shorting then out which will not be good for the long life of the unit
Thanks in advance