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Old 06-30-2014, 01:31 AM   #1
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Fridge gets too cold

This past week on our trip, our fridge (dometic 2652, I think), the fridge comartment got cold enough to freeze most everything except the beer. I was forced to tuen the fridge off overnight before coming home but that wasn't enough for everything to thaw. Since there are no controls for setting the temp, I'm at a loss on what to do. Suggestions?

There is a nifty warmer/colder arrow stuck on the inside wall that would be useful if there was some kind of lever to go with it.
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Old 06-30-2014, 05:42 AM   #2
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This past week on our trip, our fridge (dometic 2652, I think), the fridge comartment got cold enough to freeze most everything except the beer. I was forced to tuen the fridge off overnight before coming home but that wasn't enough for everything to thaw. Since there are no controls for setting the temp, I'm at a loss on what to do. Suggestions?

There is a nifty warmer/colder arrow stuck on the inside wall that would be useful if there was some kind of lever to go with it.
I have a Norcol not dometic, but the last trailer did, there should be a slide on the fin that you move up and down to adjust your temp..... look for that it's just a slide that will move. Mine is set by temp being 1 the warmest and 5 the coldest on the door or really between the door. After putting in additional cooling fans it stays on 1. If it gets to cold and starts to freeze my eggs I just leave the door open for awhile to raise the temp, nothing else I can do. I set my accustate alarm to 32 and when It go's off I open the door for awhile. Just do not like frozen eggs. best investment I made gives me the real temp in both the freezer and refer. with warning alarms. If I'm really worried I take the read out controller in my TV with me, and yes it will show my temps, no wires.
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Old 06-30-2014, 07:15 AM   #3
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This past week on our trip, our fridge (dometic 2652, I think), the fridge comartment got cold enough to freeze most everything except the beer. I was forced to tuen the fridge off overnight before coming home but that wasn't enough for everything to thaw. Since there are no controls for setting the temp, I'm at a loss on what to do. Suggestions?

There is a nifty warmer/colder arrow stuck on the inside wall that would be useful if there was some kind of lever to go with it.
Your Thermistor must be in the wrong place (Is it even installed?)

It must be on the fin; and if it is at the top like this one slide it down.
If it is missing completely, you will need to call someone.
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Old 06-30-2014, 10:06 AM   #4
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You can try repositioning the thermister if you have one. Mine froze eveything and the thermister was bad. You can buy a simple kit to replace the thermister - just a new thermister with pigtails to attach to existing wires.
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I noticed mine was not connected to the slide, is the end at the top of the slide or towards the middle?
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I think we've found the problem. There is nothing attached to any of the fins. The thermistor, I assume, is lying on the shelf under where it comes through the back wall of the fridge and can be partly seen at the bottom of the picture.

Without the actual slide clip what could I use? A small binder clip perhaps?
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I have the same issue, but my stuff isn't freezing. My thermistor is kinda propped up in the general area where it needs to be....

This thread gave me an idea to look around and found this option...

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I think we've found the problem. There is nothing attached to any of the fins. The thermistor, I assume, is lying on the shelf under where it comes through the back wall of the fridge and can be partly seen at the bottom of the picture.

Without the actual slide clip what could I use? A small binder clip perhaps?
Yep. That would work as the thermistor only measures the air temperature at that height in the fridge. No wonder you are freezing solid.

If you want the correct part:

Spare Parts - Dometic

The part you need is #36 in the IPB - 3851088025 Bracket, Thermistor
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