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Old 07-01-2021, 12:57 PM   #1
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Temperature setting on fridge

I defrosted my fridge , the temperature prob on that little plastic slider , that slides up and down on the fin to make fridge colder or warmer, fell out of the slider, now I can’t seem to get the fridge to get cold, I’m not sure weather that temp prob should be at the top of the slider or bottom , once I have it figured out the placement , I will use a cable tie to hold the prob in place ,
Any one know where the prob should be located ?
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Old 07-01-2021, 01:05 PM   #2
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Up is colder, down is warmer
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Old 07-01-2021, 01:11 PM   #3
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Up is colder.
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Old 07-01-2021, 01:16 PM   #4
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Up is colder, down is warmer


That’s not what I asked , I know up is colder , down is warmer , not sure if I explained well in English
Where should the prob be before I slide the slider up or down ?
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Old 07-01-2021, 01:17 PM   #5
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I have to place my probe (thermister) at the very top of the sliding plastic clip and then push that all the way to the top to keep my fridge temp between 35° and 40°.
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Old 07-01-2021, 03:31 PM   #6
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That’s not what I asked , I know up is colder , down is warmer , not sure if I explained well in English
Where should the prob be before I slide the slider up or down ?
You explained it fine the first time. I went to check mine since I had to set mine all the way down as it was freezing stuff in the fridge section when on LP. Shocked to see nothing but the plastic slide! No probe. WTH?
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Old 07-01-2021, 03:39 PM   #7
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You explained it fine the first time. I went to check mine since I had to set mine all the way down as it was freezing stuff in the fridge section when on LP. Shocked to see nothing but the plastic slide! No probe. WTH?


On my fridge the probe comes out the fridge wall below the fins , maybe the probe came off and is laying in the drip tray
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Old 07-01-2021, 03:47 PM   #8
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On my fridge the probe comes out the fridge wall below the fins , maybe the probe came off and is laying in the drip tray
Yep, found the probe. Thanks! Came out the sidewall below the drip tray and was hanging straight down and out of sight. I got it mounted in the slider and will have to see where to set it now. No telling how long it’s been like that.
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Old 07-01-2021, 07:16 PM   #9
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might explain why your refer is freezing order a new themoster and set it to the top of the plastic slider and then experiment with location to get the right temp in the refer
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Old 07-02-2021, 10:47 AM   #10
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Aha!

It pays to read every thread! Freezing everything has been my fridge problem, and I thought it was just a lousy thermostat design. So now I'll go search for that missing thermal thing. One question: Where/how does it connect back to the slider?
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Old 07-02-2021, 10:57 AM   #11
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It just clips onto it. You'll see where.
Also, you may not have a "slider", some of the newer ones don't and I see you have a 2018.
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Old 07-02-2021, 11:05 AM   #12
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I was able to pull the cable a little bit more through the back wall of fridge to give me more slack. Before that, if I slid clip up fin too far, it would pull the probe loose. I'm thinking of replacing probe with one of those 'snip the tip' kits that allow you to dial the temp. Tire of monkeying with this thing. During normal camping, freezer compartment is sub zero most of the time, and fridge is in low 30's, even at bottom of fin. Camping someplace hot like NC, and all bets are off with fridge side in direct sunlight, hard to keep temps low enough. Yes, I have battery operated fan on bottom of fridge and make sure I don't block off shelves with plastic stuff, that helps a lot.
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Old 07-03-2021, 05:39 PM   #13
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Temp setting on fridge

In our 2015 Catalina 333retts the manual reads to move the clip sensor to the left or right on the fins not up or down.
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Old 07-03-2021, 06:09 PM   #14
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Probe should be at the top of the plastic holder and I use a binder clip to hold it on the fin.
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Old 06-15-2022, 03:32 PM   #15
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Glad I thought to look at this thread. Our fridge has been freezing a lot of the food. I slide the plastic thingy but didn’t notice that the temp probe was laying at the bottom. Now I have it back to normal. I had to pull 2” of cord so that it won’t come undone when adjusting downward. I have the probe about 3/8” above the plastic. Does this look correct?
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Old 06-15-2022, 03:40 PM   #16
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in my opinion, I would move the slide up another inch at least
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Old 06-15-2022, 03:43 PM   #17
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Done, was more asking about the probe not the slider. Since my milk and soda have ice in them, thought I’d run it warmer for a bit.
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Old 06-15-2022, 03:50 PM   #18
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The probe looks plenty high, too high if anything, but whatever works to get you the temps you desire is the correct position for the probe and its holder, IMHO.
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Old 06-15-2022, 03:57 PM   #19
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Put the probe (on the slide) wherever it needs to be to get the temps you want.
We use on of these to check the temps.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1
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We had a devil of a time using the OEM thermistor. We finally gave up and replaced it with a Snip-The-Tip Articca Thermistor. Rather than moving a probe up and down one of the cooling fins, the Articca mounts to the side of the fridge. Much like a miniature old-style home thermostat, the temperature can be easily adjusted with a small rotary variable resistor.
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