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Old 09-25-2016, 09:18 AM   #11
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" The control is backwards to our thinking. It's because warm air rises. Therefore higher up (in the cooling fins!) is actually warmer air which makes the thermistor think it's too warm and call for more cooling. Lower is cooler so the thermistor thinks it's colder so doesn't call for so much cooling. Weird, right?"



Not sure what's weird about this. You move the thermistor in the direction you want the air measured so your refrig can correspond correctly.
It's backwards. One would not normally move a temperature control into the cooling fins to ask for more cooling. You would think it's colder up there, not warmer. At least I sure would. To ask for more cooling, I would move the controller out away from the fins into the middle of the box where I would think it is warmer.
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Old 09-25-2016, 01:06 PM   #12
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Maybe it's just me, but the temp control on the Dometic fridge has a real redneck engineering feel to it...but it does work.
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Works for some .... but still not me. Will be traveling through Minneapolis and on to Sioux Falls to register, etc this week so will have to stop and have a service center look at it. Hope it's an easy fix.
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Works for some .... but still not me. Will be traveling through Minneapolis and on to Sioux Falls to register, etc this week so will have to stop and have a service center look at it. Hope it's an easy fix.
If you can stop at Shorewood RV, they really take care of the customer! They are on the north side of town outside of Anoka towards Ramsey. You would need an appointment for sure. They prefer leave and come back job, but will do some service while you wait if you make that clear when you make the appointment AND when you arrive.
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Thanks, I'll look into that tomorrow
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I guess it's how you look at things as it makes perfect sense to me. I'm moving the Temp Sensor, not the Temp Controller! The sensor moved to a cooler place in the frig will call for less cooling, therefore, reducing the temp in your frig. It's not really Rocket Science. I think the issue is most likely some are viewing the temp sensor as a temp controller which is not the case. The TEMP SENSOR is simply providing info TO THE TEMP CONTROLLER which controls the temp.
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