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Old 05-24-2012, 11:14 PM   #1
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Dometic Auto Temp Fridge question

Hello,

I just noticed something with my Dometic DM2862 fridge while I was loading up today for the Memorial Day trip were about to take.

My wife purchased a basic thermostate for the fridge today so this is the first day using it. The issue I'm needing feedback on is that the fridge is only hitting 50F. This is also the first time we noticed there was a temp issue, as we never really noticed prior to using a thermostat. To be fair, we have only camped 3 times this year and we never owned a TT before.

When I connect power from my house to the TT, I have to use a 15' extension cord and it goes to the 1' 120watt to 30amp conversion plug, which then connects to the 30amp shore cord from the TT.

I know I'm fishing here, but is using the extension cord the problem perhaps? Causing a dip in power?? I don't know if that could be an issue.

The DM2862 uses that stupid slider for temp adjust and its connected to the little plastic sleve that attaches to the metal fins in the fridge. its set up properly, but could there be any additional issues that I could check w/o having to take it in for service?

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Old 05-24-2012, 11:20 PM   #2
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How long has it been running?

It could take 12 - 24 hours to reach freezing depending on airflow inside the box and the temp outside.

I "pre-soak" the fridge with bags of ice in the freezer the day before I need to load it.
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Old 05-25-2012, 12:00 AM   #3
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Thanks Lou!

Since 4pm today. I just never noticed the actual temp until we added the internal thermostat. That was why I wondered if the extension cord could be the issue. I hate having to take something in if I might be over looking a simple fix...
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Old 05-25-2012, 12:19 AM   #4
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Thanks Lou!

Since 4pm today. I just never noticed the actual temp until we added the internal thermostat. That was why I wondered if the extension cord could be the issue. I hate having to take something in if I might be over looking a simple fix...
Do not stick warm beer or pop in it either. Or hot food that will raise the temp dramatically
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Old 05-25-2012, 12:34 AM   #5
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Make sure you are level ground.
If outside temp is high like 80 plus degrees it will take longer to cool.
Did you set the slide to 5 initailly?
Yes it take 12-24 hrs to cool down especially if you are only on electric and not gas.
I'm sure when you read this it will be down below 50 if you had it set to 5
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