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Old 07-31-2011, 08:16 PM   #11
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I dont care for the slide adjuster either. I would love to see if someone puts in a control knob too see if it actually works and the temp actually can be adjusted.
Come on guys someone do it!!!!!! I cant do any mods for thirty days I am on suspension..

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Old 07-31-2011, 08:16 PM   #12
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I second the "Thanks for the links". I'm currently testing my fridge, since our rig is new to us, to see how well it cools. I haven't decided if I need a "fix" yet. But in the event I do, now I know there are some good options out there. Thanks again.

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Old 08-01-2011, 01:10 AM   #13
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Word of warning, the little thermistor bulb is just king of hanging in the plastic slider, You may be moving the slider, but if the wire is tight, the thermistor is not really moving very far, if at all. I can make my fridge in to a freezer, in 100 degree weather. I pulled the whole plastic thing off, moved the thermistor to the top of the slider, put the slider back on in the middle, and used a thermometer over 3 days of adjusting, to get my temp to 36 degrees, perfect beer. My adjustment is still very close to the middle, and 1/4 inch makes about 5 degree difference. Just wait 6 hour before you adjust again. The other thing, we use an electric for most our drinks, so we don't open the refer much. Takes several hours to cool back down from a 1 minute door opening. If you are one of those that opens the door and has to look for 5 minutes, you are never foing to be happy with tge temp, especially if you do it every hour.
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Old 08-01-2011, 04:55 PM   #14
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Right windrider. It is a good practice to know exactly where is the location of your food so you dont loose minutes with the door open and start all over again to cool the fridg compartment.
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Old 08-04-2011, 09:11 AM   #15
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Dometic Refrigerator

We had a 2008 Flagstaff 5th wheel with a Dometic Refrigerator. It was freezing thinks solid even in the crisper. The problem ended up being caused by the thermister wich fell off of the slider and was dangling down below the upper shelves. I put it back on the slider and that corrected the issue.
The control does work, how it works is a mystery to me.
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Old 08-04-2011, 07:37 PM   #16
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This thermistor is quite flimsy and very easy to come off the grill. For me I will go with a real thermostat. I am just waiting for one of our friends rv'er to install one so we can see the result!
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Old 08-04-2011, 07:46 PM   #17
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My 1999 Terry had a Dometic. Never did see any way to adjust the temperature, but it was cold enough so a gallon of milk was good for over a month.
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Old 05-07-2013, 08:42 PM   #18
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The sensor in mine is sitting on top of the fins instead of being inside of that plastic slider thingy. Is it supposed to touch the fins?

I have been playing with mine for almost a week and the lowest I can get it is 40.

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Old 05-07-2013, 08:55 PM   #19
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I let my sensor dangle below the fins and will often see the temps (propane or 120V) drop to 33F. Make sure your thermometer is reading correctly. I spoke with the manufacture (Dometic) and they said to expect only a 3 degree variation no matter where the slider is placed.
"If everything seems to be going well, look around, you've obviously overlooked something."
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Old 05-07-2013, 09:32 PM   #20
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The sensor in mine is sitting on top of the fins instead of being inside of that plastic slider thingy. Is it supposed to touch the fins?

I have been playing with mine for almost a week and the lowest I can get it is 40.


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