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Old 05-25-2018, 02:47 PM   #1
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How a Dometic fridge compartment is cooled?

Been less than satisfied how my Dometic fridge cools the refrigerator compartment. Am I correct in my understanding: The freezer section actually does the cooling (freezing, if you prefer).
There are no vents between the freezer and fridge compartments.
The "aluminum fins" in the refrigerator compartment, that the thermister attaches to, "absorbs" heat in that compartment. So, as heat is removed (absorbed), coolness replaces the absence of heat.
The freezer section seems to work well, but am less than satisfied with the fridge section.
Am I right or wrong, or somewhere in between on my understanding of operation?

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Old 05-25-2018, 02:57 PM   #2
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You are correct.

There should be a little white pill shaped "thermister" on a slider on one of the fins.

Slide that thing all the way UP.
Note- they can easily move themselves back down due to vibration on the road.
It really will make a huge difference in cooling in the fresh food section.

The freezer is not adjustable.
It will get colder if the fresh food section is calling for cold and running the cooling unit longer.
Adjust the slider up for more cold in the fresh food section and the freezer will take care of itself.

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Old 05-26-2018, 06:25 PM   #3
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I located the thermister, just hanging down. Attached it back to the fins at the top. Will let it run and see.
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