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Old 02-28-2016, 10:06 AM   #1
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Correct fridge temp?

Hi, I have an auto temp dometic fridge, it is running 50 degrees inside temp is this correct? I thought the fridge temp should be at 40 degrees for food safety.

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Old 02-28-2016, 10:26 AM   #2
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It should be near 40F.
There is a thermistor in a plastic sleeve on the far right cooling fin at the back of the fridge. Make sure the thermistor bulb is at the top of this sleeve and the sleeve is toward the bottom of the fin.
Go here: http://www.fourwh.com/NewDometicRefrigeratorManual.pdf
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Old 02-29-2016, 06:39 PM   #3
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Thank you, The sleeve was at the top.
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Moving the thermistor down on the fin makes the refrigerator warmer.
Moving it up, makes the refrigerator colder.
Look for a sticker about thermistor adjustment.

I have a Dometic and keep the thermistor at the top of the far right fin. When the outside temps are above 80, it tends to go above 40.

If the thermistor is taken off the fin, it will run the cooling system longer and get the fridge colder. Put it back on before the fridge gets too cold.

Get a remote thermometer (Walmart has them) and you can monitor the temps without opening the door and letting the precious cold air out.

Food safety: less than 40 or higher than 140.
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Fridge below 40F, freezer as close to 0 or below as you can get it. I use the Accu-rite remote thermometer, I also use them on my home fridge too. If you want a cheap check get one of the $10 wired ones from somewhere like WM. That is what I used to use, did the job. However I find the wireless one to be less of a hassle.

Moving air around in the fridge box will help keep it cooler too. I am going to add a computer cooling fan attached to the fins. Also adding a 12v cooling fan in the outside compartment isn't a bad idea if will be camping in hot climates. With the absorption style fridges it is all about moving air.

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Old 03-01-2016, 07:50 AM   #6
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Thermistor to the top not the bottom!
Mack sure thermistor is at the top of the slider and slider is all the way up.

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Thermistor to the top not the bottom!
Y'all are right. My memory failed me, again.
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