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Old 08-23-2015, 12:19 PM   #11
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Thanks Jim I'm going to get those fans. Does Camping World sell them? My refrigerator also freezes food sometimes especially if I haven't opened the door in a while and when traveling my ice cream gets soft. Guess that's just something I will have to deal with. Cyndi

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Old 08-23-2015, 12:22 PM   #12
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Cyndi,,,,,your ice cream will get harder after you put the fan in the freezer,,,,,It pulls the cold off the back wall where the evaporator is. I'm sure you can get them at Camping World,,,,get the whitish/greyish ones. The blue ones aren't worth a flip....not enough air flow.

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Old 08-23-2015, 12:25 PM   #13
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Gfarmcafe....there is not an automoatic defrost on these units,,,,BUT if the temperature was satisfied at the thermostat, it would have shut off and the frost on the fridge coils would melt. If the fridge is at a normal operating temp,,,,check to make sure the drip tray is properly mounted and that it's not clogged up at the drain causing it to overflow.
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Old 08-23-2015, 12:27 PM   #14
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Thanks again for the great information. I will get the ones recommended.
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Old 08-23-2015, 12:43 PM   #15
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Just got back from a 3 day camping trip. The fridge temp. was perfect at 40 degrees but the freezer stayed at 10 degrees, which should be at 0. Is there any way to adjust the freezer temp. without making the fridge too cold?
Actually 40F is not perfect. It's the top end of safe food storage temps.
Mid 30s is better.
While these new dometic fridges are not adjustable you can purchase an
adjustable thermister on Ebay.
Dometic Thermistor Repair DM2652 DM2662 DM Models RM2601 RM2820 | eBay

Be sure you order the one for your model refer.
My fridge would never go below 40F until I installed this adjustable thermister. First night's test it went down to 28F in the fresh food side.
Fridge was empty -- just a test.
After nudging it up over a 3 day span I've got it cooling to mid 30s.
I assume the freezer compartment will also be slightly colder but have not
put a thermometer in there to test.
It's literally a 10 minute install.
Be sure and shut off all power to the fridge.
You want the interior to be very dry so it's helpful if the unit is off and warm inside.
Cut the tip off the old thermister
Cut the wire on the new adjustable thermister- it comes very long.
Splice on the new one using your own butt splices or the supplied tiny wire nuts.
Peel off the sticky back of the new adjustable thermister and stick to the
wall near the cooling fins.
Use a piece of clear packing tape to secure the wire to the wall neatly out
of the way.
Re-power the unit and give it a test run.

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Old 08-23-2015, 01:13 PM   #16
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Thermistor Adjuster for Dometic

I found this last night when contacting Dinosaur about the 702 fridge to see if they had a better control board. Check their products list and at the bottom was "Thermistor Adjuster for Dometic refrigerators" that plugs in between the sensor and the board.

I have had occasion to purchase two of their boards for different products and they did what was advertised. It's worth a look see if an adjustment is needed.
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Old 08-23-2015, 01:17 PM   #17
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2015 Cruise lite, standard trailer fridge, auto control, no adjustment. Lucky to get 10 degrees F. Ice cream only on the bottom and only 1/2 gallons. Novelty ice cream doesn't stand a chance.
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Old 08-23-2015, 01:18 PM   #18
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I made my own circulating fan. I purchased a small (2") computer fan and wired it across the refrig light switch. I just nylon tied it to a shelf. Whenever I close the door the fan runs circulating the air. Works great. I got the fan for $5 at a surplus sales.
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Old 08-23-2015, 02:15 PM   #19
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Your wife is correct. 👍🏻 my fridge goes through an occasional cycle to remove frost from the cooling fins. 😎
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Old 08-23-2015, 08:23 PM   #20
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Thanks for the information. After the frost melting late last week, we haven't had another problem. I think the door was "cracked open" that caused it, but totally not sure. We've had the camper out in all types of weather and it hasn't happened before.

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