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Posted: 05/20/08 09:02am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Dometic refrigerator keeps freezing! I have model RM2652. Was told try replacing the thermister. They make a replacment Kit called a Thermister Kit. Has anyone outthere had this problem,and did this fix the problem? If so is this replcement something I can do or does it involve having a shop install it.

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I have the same model Dometic refrigerator as you and noticed this weekend that the coils were icing up on them. Is this the same issue you have? If so I will keep an eye on this thread for a solution.

By-the-way, My unit is under the Dometic recall and if I remember correctly, being low on refrigerant will cause the condensor coils to freeze up. (It has been a long time since I have done any refrigeration work) So if that is the case maybe this could be something to do with the recall. Hopefully someone with a little more knowledge in refrigeration will pipe in.


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Posted: 05/20/08 09:33am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I have the same model and was told to slide the sensor up or down on the cooling fin inside the refrig. Just went and checked.. the temp is 34.7 on top shelf of the door. Haven't had any freezing problems with mine since I slid it approx 4 years ago and it hasn't been turned off since so it must work?


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D. Steiner, Thanks for the advice. Will try that.

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Try not to place anything that will touch the fins in back of fridge. I seem to recall someone mentioning a Thermister on our clubs web site, but I'd have to go back and look.


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Posted: 05/21/08 05:59am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Dsteiner51 which way did you slide the sensor up or down , my is also freezing things


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By sliding it up or down that is the adjustment for colder or warmer. In other words that is how you adjust the temp. Think up is warmer and down is colder but hopefully someone will correct if I am wrong.


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Posted: 05/21/08 06:13am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

snowfighter wrote:

Dsteiner51 which way did you slide the sensor up or down , my is also freezing things


Old age... I don't remember. Last I messed with it was approx 4 yrs ago.

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I have replaced the thermostat ($100 for the part) in a Dometic. It is not hard but does involve sliding the unit out and pretty much a total disassembly of the controls. The only "hard" part is getting the sensor back up into the frig compartment without damaging it. The thermostat may be working fine but the knob may not be. If the control knob turns with almost no resistance then it may not be turning the thermostat adjuster. If you decide to go into it take lots of pictures as you go along and label the wires.

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Thanks for all the responces I tried moving it down which is what Dometic support had told me to do to keep it from freezing, but with no success. I ordered the thermister Kit, now waiting 5 days for it to be shipped. I'll try this and will let everyone know the outcome. Thanks

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