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Old 02-14-2016, 12:28 PM   #1
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Dometic Fridge Temp Control Question

have found the temp feedback sensor that fits into the thermostat slide has fallen out. Result is fridge goes very cold. have reinstalled sensor end back into the slide, but should it be at the top, middle or bottom of the slide when I attach it permanently?

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Old 02-14-2016, 12:44 PM   #2
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Dometic Fridge Temp Control Question

It slides up or down for adjusting the temperature.

http://www.rvforum.net/SMF_forum/ind...?topic=25589.0

Definitely get a small refrigerator thermometer to see what is happening, if yours doesn't display the temperature.

We got one for the freezer too. First time we used it, the freezer went to 0, and we did not really need a deep freeze for camping! However, you have to balance the fridge and freezer on these units as they are controlled together. Hence two thermometers are quite handy.


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Old 02-15-2016, 04:23 PM   #3
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http://www.snip-the-tip.com/

I put one in my fridge it works great, I sealed the wires with shrink wrap tubes.


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have found the temp feedback sensor that fits into the thermostat slide has fallen out. Result is fridge goes very cold. have reinstalled sensor end back into the slide, but should it be at the top, middle or bottom of the slide when I attach it permanently?
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If your fridge is getting too cold you probably don't need an adjustable snip the tip thingie.

My advice is get some clear packing tape and tape the tip about mid way
up the fin. Try that. Check with a thermometer. Moving the tip up makes
the fridge colder. Moving it down makes it warmer.
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These are inexpensive. I bought four for home and RV. Two were spot on and two were off 1-2 degrees, measured with against an infrared thermometer, which is within the advertised range of accuracy of +/- 2 degrees. They are nice and compact and have a built in hanging hook.

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Buckeyegal, our temp sensor (thermistor) also fell out of the plastic sleeve and we had everything freezing in the refrigerator our last trip. We were not familiar with how the refrigerator temperatures were actually controlled so we didn't realize that the thermistor had fallen out of the sleeve until we got home and talked to a RV repair guy on the phone. The best I can tell from a couple of YouTube videos is the bulb goes mid-way into the plastic sleeve. I intend to put a tiny bit of silicone on mine, enough to make it sticky, and then put it back into the sleeve to prevent future issues. As lowering it on the aluminum fin is a warmer setting, we had previously struggled to keep the refrigerator cold enough when it was about to fall out, then it fell out, and now everything froze. One extreme to the other, but easy fix. Good luck!
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Old 02-16-2016, 10:26 PM   #7
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I added a refrigerator fan assy.to the cooling coils of the fridge.it helps circulate the air inside and keep the temp more constant.it clips on the coils.and you route the 12 volt wire thru the drain hose to a 12+ wire in back of the refrig.about $20buck
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Dometic Fridge Temp Control Question

Since every one has posted great advice to your problem. Just an FYI, because we had fridge problems also, I learned that the temps that are considered normal in an RV are 0 degrees for the freezer and 36 to 38 degrees F for the fridge section. What really surprised me was that Ice Cream is really supposed to be kept at 0 because it will not only get soft above 0 but will also expand.

Oh yea and beer at 36 degrees in a cold mug from the freezer is the best thing ever.
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