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Old 07-30-2011, 09:59 PM   #1
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Dometic Refrigerator Temperature Slider

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We recently purchased a 2012 Flagstaff Shamrock 19 hybrid TT that has a Dometic refrigerator with automatic refrigerator temperature control. I noticed on the inside wall of the refrigerator a blue vertical arrow indicating "cooler" at the top and "warmer" at the bottom. The only thing I can see that would slide vertically is a 3" metal piece supporting a temperature probe, clipped on to the metal fins. Can sliding this temperature probe only
a distance of 2"-3" really made a temperature difference in the refrigerator/freezer?
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Old 07-30-2011, 10:07 PM   #2
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Greetings All,

We recently purchased a 2012 Flagstaff Shamrock 19 hybrid TT that has a Dometic refrigerator with automatic refrigerator temperature control. I noticed on the inside wall of the refrigerator a blue vertical arrow indicating "cooler" at the top and "warmer" at the bottom. The only thing I can see that would slide vertically is a 3" metal piece supporting a temperature probe, clipped on to the metal fins. Can sliding this temperature probe only
a distance of 2"-3" really made a temperature difference in the refrigerator/freezer?
In my experience, not a heck of a lot...Maybe 3 degrees F.
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Old 07-30-2011, 11:28 PM   #3
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i believe that's called a "thermister". i don't know how much it changes, since we've never had to adjust it since we bought our hybrid back in '06.

by the way, there is a Shamrock sub-section, under the Expandables/Hybrids section here at FRF. you posted in the regular TT/5th wheel section.
since you have a hybrid, you might want to post future questions there and since the Roo is the twin sister of the Shamrock, you can also check the Roo sub-section for other 19 owners.
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Old 07-31-2011, 06:35 AM   #4
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Bigger audience

Thanks for your suggestion. I thought since all TT and 5th wheelers had refrigerators, I'd aim for a bigger audience and possibly get a better answer.

I'll have to put a thermometer in the refrigerator and do some experimenting with the slider.
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Old 07-31-2011, 04:09 PM   #5
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I wish these fridgs would have a real thermostat instead of this slider that look very flimsy and fall down with nothing.Cost is probably the answer.
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Old 07-31-2011, 04:44 PM   #6
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Dometic, I think does sell a dial that you can splice into the thermister wires. I have no first hand experience with this dial yet. Maybe someone has installed one in their refer and can tell you/us if it works better than the one that slides on the metal cooler fin.
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Old 07-31-2011, 05:03 PM   #7
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This is one of two that Dometic uses.
Dometic Thermistor Repair Kit
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Old 07-31-2011, 05:13 PM   #8
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Here are two more sites with a different style control dial:


Dometic Thermistor Adjuster

Dinosaur Electronics Thermistor Adjuster for Dometic Refrigerator RVPartsNow.com
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Thanks for the links! It has always annoyed me that I couldn't adjust the temp.
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Old 07-31-2011, 09:11 PM   #10
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Ours has that slider thingy and I don't like it either. The fridge is staying cold though so I guess it's working like it's supposed to. I do have it almost to the top though.
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