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Old 07-25-2015, 03:04 PM   #81
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I have not found a need to change my sensor. I pulled my sensor out of the mounting bracket to get it away from the coil and out in the air. Before I moved it 3 bars would get me around 42 degrees. With the sensor in this position and not sensing the coil temp but now sensing the air temp instead the fridge runs around 37 on 3 bars. No other changes or mods as this was done long after I had long finished my mods. It's not like moving your thermostat to different walls at your home and still sensing the same air temperature. You sensor is no longer sensing the coil temp but now is measuring the air temp.

Also mine runs runs 31-32 on 4 bars and 28-29 on 5 bars. Yelp I did say 28-29 degrees.

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Tom going to move my sensor outside too , out of the holder with my fan blowing up on it . Pat
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Old 07-25-2015, 03:27 PM   #82
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Tom going to move my sensor outside too , out of the holder with my fan blowing up on it . Pat
It will be interesting to see how that works. I've spent too much time on the outside of the box but have some inside fans not in use. The plastic shelves in the RMD look to restrict air flow much more then the steel ones, time for inside fan(s) too.
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Old 07-25-2015, 03:34 PM   #83
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I do not believe the sensor is sensing the coil temperature as it is not attached to the coil but sits in a plastic holder, insulated from the coil. I believe it is only sensing the air temperature unless there is conductivity between the coil and the sensor, to which plastic does not. But read my name again.
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It will be interesting to see how that works. I've spent too much time on the outside of the box but have some inside fans not in use. The plastic shelves in the RMD look to restrict air flow much more then the steel ones, time for inside fan(s) too.
Klem I have same fan as Tom . He helped me to do this before . I am meaning to take sensor out of it's holder . It will still be in frig , with my little fan blowing on it inside frig . I still haven't tested everything else I have done yet , coming soon and will post my results . Pat
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Just sharing my experience after playing with this fridge for 2 years. If the sensor is 1/8in from the coil its affected greatly by the coil temp.

This is the fan and guard I used that I found works best. As you can see it is a very low CFM (13) fan. If you use too high a CFM it can work against you (Been there, done that). I have tried it blowing both directions and find it works best blowing down and not on the sensor.
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This is the fan installed. I have removed our chrisper and have a lower shelf instead I have it mounted to but it could be mounted on the shelf above just do not blow it on the sensor.
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Close up. Just zip tied to the shelf.
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If the sensor is 1/8in from the coil its affected greatly by the coil temp.

This is the fan and guard I used that I found works best. As you can see is a very low CFM (13) fan. If you use too high a CFM it can work against you (Been there, done that). I have tried it blowing both directions and find it works best blowing down and not on the sensor.
Forgot Tom you told me about 3 times now fan blowing down . Sorry Pat
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No problem Pat.

I had to go dig through my box to find this stuff. Guess I was hoping I would never have to deal with it again.
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