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Old 08-03-2014, 07:14 PM   #161
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If I recall, on other refer's I've owned in rv's, in order to change the temperature, warmer or cooler, there was an item attached to the rear metal fins that you would either slide to raise or lower the temperature. Is the thermocouple/thermister that item that is attached to the rear of the refer on one of the fins. It is attached with a screw? I tried to slide it up and it will not move. Is this the culprit causing the unit to shut off before reading proper temperature? Why not remove the screw and slide it up or down
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Old 08-03-2014, 07:29 PM   #162
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I recal the same deal on other trailers. Sliding the thermistor up and down the fins to adjust output of the fridge . We were out this weekend and the fridge compartment held on at a couple degrees above freezing with using the little battery fan but the freezer was barely keeping things frozen . Popsicles were barely frozen . It was around 30 Celsius outside and fridge side of the trailer was shaded .
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Old 08-03-2014, 07:35 PM   #163
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Just wondering if this Dometic Thermistor Adjuster would work.

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Old 08-03-2014, 08:00 PM   #164
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"I have not heard of anyone getting sick from eating bad food from their camper refrigerator, ever. Just my -.02$ worth."

Maybe not, but a lot of us have thrown out the food before we learned to rely on a cooler with ice !

"For that matter, if the weather is not comfortable, stay home. Weather plays an important part in my camping decisions. Torrential rain, snow, thunder storms and extreme temperatures all need to be avoided while camping if possible. Full timing is one thing, but recreation camping has choices."

Not all of have the opportunity to camp when we want to. We need to take advantage of the time slots that are available ! Those are our choices ! Staying home is a poor compromise for equipment that does not work adequately.
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Old 08-03-2014, 10:50 PM   #165
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So much for that theory. I suppose, even without holes to the freezer, the Fridge Fix fan could be pulling colder air down to the thermistor. It's a mystery to me.

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Hi Jack

As previously mentioned, I had the same results with the Fridge Fix fan, and at that time, I did not have any holes drilled in the freezer section.

I think at this point, the best result I am going to find is by tapping in to the freezer for extra cooling. So far so good.

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Old 08-03-2014, 11:01 PM   #166
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I recal the same deal on other trailers. Sliding the thermistor up and down the fins to adjust output of the fridge . We were out this weekend and the fridge compartment held on at a couple degrees above freezing with using the little battery fan but the freezer was barely keeping things frozen . Popsicles were barely frozen . It was around 30 Celsius outside and fridge side of the trailer was shaded .
I wonder if moving the thermistor up/down is to adjust the relative cooling between the freezer and main compartment? The closer to the freezer the warmer it would keep the main area. (If close to the freezer it would measure some combination of freezer and main temperatures?)

I don't think moving the sensor up/down is to adjust the overall temp. All 'fridges I've seen have a knob/button for overall adjust. I hear there are some which don't adjust, thus the Dinosaur Dometic Thermistor Adjuster.

If moving the sensor up/down is to adjust the relative (freezer/main) temperatures, that would explain the two adjustments. But my last theory didn't pan out too well. Oh well.

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Old 08-04-2014, 06:22 AM   #167
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An RV tech guy told me the movement of the thermistor was to decrease or increase the overall temperature of the fridge- mine wasn't cold enough inside - he moved it all the way up and it seemed to work.
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Old 08-04-2014, 08:29 AM   #168
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That is what I'm thinking, maybe Dometic will allow us to move it up via a tech release of some sort and a new way of attaching it. Chapitre, what model refer is yours and how was it reattached?
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It is a 3.0 cu ft - it was basically free moving on the left side of the fins.
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Old 08-04-2014, 08:45 AM   #170
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Yes, I had some that were free moving but this is the first one I've owned that has a screw holding it in place.
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