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Old 01-15-2012, 10:45 AM   #1
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refrigerator freezing everything

After countless adjustments to the plastic thinga-ma-gig holding the little wire do-hickie on the aluminum fins in the reefer it still freezes everything from milk and tea to beer and salad dressing and lunch meat.

It's a Dometic mod# RM 2852 gas/electric in a 2002 FR Windsong MH.
On electric service it will freeze everything in 24-36 hrs. on gas it takes a few days but will freeze stuff.
Just can't find the right setting/adjustment.

Is this an exceptionally great reefer or something the matter and is it hurting the unit??

Any suggestions????

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Old 01-15-2012, 10:50 AM   #2
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Try turning your refrigerator off every other day
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Old 01-15-2012, 11:12 AM   #3
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are we talking hard freeze or just little ice in the liquids?
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Old 01-15-2012, 11:29 AM   #4
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we are talking SOLID!!!!!!
eggs frozen in the shell,picante sauce froze solid,balonga like hard frisbees.

That kind of frozen

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Before diving into the unit it's self, I would check to make sure there is a good door seal. If the door is open even the slightest bit, it will run continious and feeze up.
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Old 01-15-2012, 11:45 AM   #6
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seal seems to be good . no moisture or obvious gaps around seal.freezer is full and frig is about 1/3 full of stuff. maybe freezer so cold it is overriding temp control in lower compartment???

Just guessing now!!!!

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Old 01-15-2012, 12:02 PM   #7
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The little plastic slide is just a holder. The wire, with the bulb on the end, is really the sensor. You can pull the plastic thing off the ins, and make sure the bulb is mounted correctly, and in your case, near the bottom of the plastic holder. Also needs to be as close as possible to touching the fin. Reinstall with it at the bottom of the fins. This should be the warmest setting. If it still freezes after you do the above, sounds like maybe a control board issue. Might also want to get a cheap automotive Air Conditioner thermometer, and put in it, just to get a real reading on temperature.
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take a pic of your sensor and how its mounted
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Pics of Thermistor in Refer

As for a pic, do you know how hard it is to get a 35mm camera in a 5 cubic foot refer? I didn't, so I had to find out. I'll show what I can.

1. Pic of plastic clip on the fin. On mine, left side, and adjusted near the bottom.

2. is the thermistor itself. Just pulled it out of the plastic clip so you could see it.

3. Tried to get a pic of the thermistor bulb in the plastic clip.

4. One last pic of the bulb in the clip. ready for reassembly.

Just make sure that when you move the plastic slider, that the wire moves with it. The plastic piece is just a holder for the thermistor bulb. It is the bulb that has to move. Make sure the wire isn't binding somewhere, or pinched, and not moving at all. Hope you can see the bulb is small compared to the plastic holder. the bulb goes down for a warmer fridge, and up for a colder one.
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Old 01-16-2012, 03:07 PM   #10
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Thanks, windrider. I too have been having trouble with my fridge getting too cold, so I will check things out....might have to wait until spring, though.
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