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Old 08-21-2016, 01:53 PM   #11
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We have just recently installed a temp minder in our Dometic fridge we have. We were at the Frog rally all week which was the first time we have used it since we installed it. Running on gas all week our fridge temps ranged from 31 to 44. I meant to check the freezer but forgot. Will do next time. Since the monitor is mounted on wall next to bathroom door I see it all the time. Check it out to monitor your temps. I really like it for the price and peace of mind. Will probably order a new sensor for the freezer now that I have seen it work.
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Old 08-21-2016, 02:13 PM   #12
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This summer I added a 7inch 12 volt exhaust fan To the top vent on the back my refrigerator.. it sucks enough air over the fins and out .. circulation is everything when it comes down to in slide refrigerators. Will probably add a second one this fall.. I stay in the the low 30's and 0 most days at 4 on the setting.


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Old 08-21-2016, 02:43 PM   #13
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Olsonm,,,,that's what was on my original unit,,,,then I added another fan and it made all the difference in this Texas heat. I know your success story, because I have the same story.
Like you,,,,my fridge stays in the low 30's...and freezer at 4-6 degrees....even on 100 degree days. Sometimes I have mild ice crystals in my water. Just like I like it.
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Old 08-21-2016, 03:06 PM   #14
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Ours was all over the board, mainly depending on outside temp. Usually fridge would run 36-49 and freezer 12-30. I added three fans behind the fridge which did help.

We got tired of having soft ice cream and high fridge temps when it was +95 outside. Just installed a new residential fridge and loving it. Someone gave us $700 for our 2015 Dometic so we made a profit as new fridge was $299.
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Old 08-22-2016, 08:42 PM   #15
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Does anyone care to share a few photos and how to do information on adding a fan or two to the back of the unit?

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Old 08-22-2016, 08:46 PM   #16
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Yes, I would also be interested in pictures on installing extra fans. Thanks everyone.
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Old 08-22-2016, 09:18 PM   #17
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I struggle to keep our refrigerator at or below 40 degrees... (we have the DM2652 in the slide).
I've move the slide with the probe on the fin to the coolest setting (however the cord on the probe doesn't seem long enough to reach quite to the top), I added a small battery operated fan to help with circulation.
In the past week the lowest I was able to get the temp in the refrigerator was 35 (freezer 11) and that was over night. Once the sun comes out and/or the temps start rising it's a loosing battle. I continually rotate frozen bottles of water from the freezer to the refrigerator daily to help keep it cooler, but that's the best I've seen. We are looking at adding additional fans as well...
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Old 08-22-2016, 09:52 PM   #18
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There's a lot of info in this thread (photos, links, etc...);

Dometic fridge wide temp swings
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I struggle to keep our refrigerator at or below 40 degrees... (we have the DM2652 in the slide).
I've move the slide with the probe on the fin to the coolest setting (however the cord on the probe doesn't seem long enough to reach quite to the top..
If you will follow the cord to the probe down to where it comes thought the back wall of the frig you can pull some additional cord through the seal and allow you to move the temp probe higher on the fin.
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I (to some extent) tried to pull it out further, but was hesitant to yank on it too hard and end up with it in my hand... 😱 we're going out again this weekend, I'll try giving it another firm yet gentle tug 😬
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