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Old 08-12-2006, 07:24 AM   #1
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I read someplace you can fine tune the temp range by moving the thermo sensor up or down the cooling fin. What I can't recall is to lower the temp, do you move the sensor up or down the fin. Anybody know?
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I read someplace you can fine tune the temp range by moving the thermo sensor up or down the cooling fin. What I can't recall is to lower the temp, do you move the sensor up or down the fin. Anybody know?
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Old 08-12-2006, 07:33 AM   #3
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On the Dometic I used to own, I think you move the sensor higher on the fin to cool it down. Move it lower to raise the temp. In theory, hot air rises, so the top of the box is the warmest. Putting the sensor in the warmer area forces the fridge to cool longer, bring the overall temp down. It does not take a lot of movement to make it happen, only an inch or so.

Also, try Bryant RV, scroll down the page to find your fridge model number. You can download the complete service manual there. It may also mention moving the sensor to control the temp.
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Old 08-12-2006, 03:53 PM   #4
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On my Dometic, it is <STRIKE>different</STRIKE> the same as Tom. Move the sensor down to <STRIKE>lower</STRIKE> raise the temp in the refrigerator part of the unit. I have found all the way up or down there is only about a 2 degree difference. Move the sensor very carefully. The wire attached to the sensor is tiny and breakes easily. Do not ask how I know this.
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Regarding your refrig...

In the past I did some internet research on "thermistor" placement in Dometic reefers found in RVs. My research gave me the following info..
Research indicated the thermistor location set at the factory is usually the on the last fin on the right as you look at the reefer. Move it up for cooler and down for warmer. IF you move it, move it in small, small increments and allow 24 hrs. for the reefer to adjust temperature in relation to the move of the thermistor. Takes 24 hrs. for temp to stabilize.

Also from info gleened on the internet, the right side of the cooling fins, as viewed from the front of the fridge are the coldest, therefore moving the sensor a fin or 2 to the left may help those whose reefers are NOT cold enough.



Oh, in regard to your in refrigerator thermometer, place it in the center (top to bottom, side to side). A positive device to have is a small electric or battery powered fan in the bottom of the reefer that circulates the air in it. Having a fan like this will help keep your reefer from having uneven temp. ranges in it.



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Ever wonder about the door switchs on your Dometic reefer.......

Regarding the amount of electric that is used by your refrigerator.... You can cut down electric use of a refrigerator by turning the refrigerator door warmer off unless you absolutely need it to be on. Go to your refrigerator, open the door and look for the switch at the base of the door. Turn it off. This door warmer can be a source of electric usage when you think you have everything in the rig turned off.

This from the Dometic service manual:
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Hi Bill,
After reading your post I double checked with the wife (they remember everything) she said you are correct. I went out to the coach to see what I put on the inside of the refer and you are correct, I was wrong.

Guess I was having a senior moment and got my up and down confused. I appreciate the post and aplolgize to any who were confused by my previous post.
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Yeah, all my wives... I mean X wives remembered everything also.. ho, ho, ho..
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Does adjusting the position of the thermistor have any bearing on the freezer temperature?
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Nope, just the refrigerator part of the unit.
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Thanks to all who posted. I will adjust it later today and see how it works. Thanks again!
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You might try one of these. Purchased one 3 weeks ago and am very satisfied with it.
For my purposes I made a few modifications.
1) My fridge has a hot and ground wire to the light. I added a ground wire from where the alligator clip is and replaced the hot wire with heavier gauge then used shrink wrap tubing to enclose both wires.
2) added a second alligator clip at the bottom of the fan assembly.

The alligator clips supply enough tension to hold the fan in place when they are3 pushed between the fins as opposed to clamping on them. This allows for easy placement or re-positioning of the fan as needed to keep the fr4ost off of the fins.

I have a side by side freezer/fridge so the re-positioning is necessary to cover the entire fin area. Of course I could buy another fan and solve the repositioning once and for all.
I would like to see a wire guard added to protect the fan blades.

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