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Old 07-13-2009, 08:41 AM   #1
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Refrigerator is too cold

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curious about the evnvirment switch, my refer is dometic and has a switch in the same place, it is labeled auto clmate control. Does it do the same thing? Bought the unit second hand and do not have a manual for the fridge. I have been having a drain on the battery while storing the TT that I have not been able to find. Could be that. Finally installed a dissconnect on the the battery to keep it from going dead while not in use.

Also, there seems to be no temp control for the fridge and its to cold, some items begin to freeze while using, is there any fine tuning to adjust the temp? Its in a 2000 model camper.
Hi again Bikeman,
Can I call you Bike for short??
Some refrigerators have a lever up high inside the
fresh food compartment on the right side. It's not really
a dial like you may be looking for, do you have one??
OR some have the ability to move the little temp
sensor higher or lower inside the compartment. I guess
that moving it lower would make the refer slightly less
cold and moving it up would make it tend to run more
and get colder.
Do you have this setup??

If you have an environment switch, I'd shut it off any
time you are on battery power.
It should not do anything if the fridge itself is off but
it's going to use more than twice the battery power
when it's on.

Finally, I've heard about an aftermarket control board
for Dometic refrigerators. It is adjustable I believe.
Can't give you a link right off hand but I bet someone
will.

The battery drain you refer too is pretty common.
Every trailer I've owned would eventually run down
the battery unless I installed and used a battery
disconnect switch.
The power center/charger itself is a drain when the trailer
is not plugged in unless you shut off the battery switch.

Hope this helps!
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Old 07-13-2009, 01:18 PM   #2
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Thanks for the help, I'll look for the control but I'm pretty sure there is not one. I will try moving the temp sensor thing down and see what happens.

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Old 07-13-2009, 05:07 PM   #3
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The climate control switch all it does is turn on or off the heating element in the seal of the fridge so it wont sweat and does drain your battery if left on
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Old 07-13-2009, 07:29 PM   #4
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Our fridge could be a bit colder also, is the sensor that KyDan is talking about the cardboard looking chart that is attached to the fins on the inside of the fridge..? We bought our trailer used and alot of the books arent there. I was gonna look for the switch that he was talking about just to see if we had one..I have wondered what that thing was attached to those fins...We are always learning new stuff everytime we get on this forum, thanks for all your expertise...
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Cardboard looking thing???
A photo here would be helpful!

Also you can find most owners manuals online.
If you have your make and model number (of the appliance
in question) you can find manuals to read or download.
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Blue eyes The switch is right under the top edge of the freezer
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thanks chevy 2 I will check,
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