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Old 08-19-2016, 02:27 PM   #1
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What fridge temps are you seeing?

Hey everyone. I have a dometic standard 8 cu unit and was asking what temps do you all have.

Freezer at -13 & fridge 50. Have interior fan circulating and 3 fans outside. This is on electric and will test propane when we get to campground. Thermistor is as high as can be.


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Old 08-19-2016, 02:36 PM   #2
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Hi,

Standard two door, gas/electric model.

I measured on electric it last week during a central Illinois heat wave. One additional external fan at the bottom of the outer compartment, but no internal fan.

Set on the highest setting (5) on the controls over the door, the refer was repeatedly in the high 30's. The freezer was +5 on the top shelf and -7 or so on the bottom shelf.

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Old 08-19-2016, 03:09 PM   #3
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If the thermistor you are talking about is the plastic "do-hickey" that you can slide up or down on the fin, you can also take it off and the frig will get colder yet. If that gets to cold for me I might cut it in half and use either one or both halves depending on outside temps.
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Update- getting unit ready for this weekend so was able to check on thermistor position. Although the slider was at the top of the fins, the thermistor was almost falling out of the clip. Repositioned both- now getting 39 in the fridge and -19 in the freezer! Might have to thaw the ice cream first!


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Old 09-01-2016, 04:27 PM   #5
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Update- getting unit ready for this weekend so was able to check on thermistor position. Although the slider was at the top of the fins, the thermistor was almost falling out of the clip. Repositioned both- now getting 39 in the fridge and -19 in the freezer! Might have to thaw the ice cream first!


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Thanks for reporting back. Your explanation making the distinction between the thermistor and the clip that holds it should help other posters.
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I have a frig thermometer hanging on a shelf of my frig which I look at a few during the day but don't record any temps because it seems to have a wide range deplending on ambient temps. This week it has been below freezing in the AM when we get up but it often will we 40+ during the day, esp. on hot days and after we've opened the door a number of times.
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Update- getting unit ready for this weekend so was able to check on thermistor position. Although the slider was at the top of the fins, the thermistor was almost falling out of the clip. Repositioned both- now getting 39 in the fridge and -19 in the freezer! Might have to thaw the ice cream first!


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Could someone explain how the "thermistor position" affects the temperature inside the fridge. Mine is in the slider on the fins but looks like it could fall out very easily.
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Old 09-04-2016, 08:30 AM   #8
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thermistor

Take the plastic slider off and make sure the thermistor (the wire with the nub on the end) is some where in the middle or above in the slider. The slider only keeps the themistor at a particulr height in the frig. The coldest setting is with the thermistor as high as possible in the frig where it is warmest. When it is set lower from the top it turns the burner off as it cools off (burner makes the frig colder, go figure). For about $35 there is a add on kit that uses a dial adjustment if you like, but I have not seen the need. Dont be afraid to use some tape or paper clip to keep the slider where you want it.
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