Frig temp setting

Submitted: Thursday, Mar 17, 2016 at 10:40
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G'day after only 7 years of discussion with my navigator I now need some help:
We have a single door Dometic frig 9 years old: the question is "which is the coldest setting 1 or 7"?
For those that feel the need to treat me like a DS please do so. But I still need the discussion to cease.
PeteM Qld
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Reply By: Notso - Thursday, Mar 17, 2016 at 11:08

Thursday, Mar 17, 2016 at 11:08
7 is the answer.
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Reply By: Member - M&N's - Thursday, Mar 17, 2016 at 11:25

Thursday, Mar 17, 2016 at 11:25
Got told by a aged gas fridge repairer some time ago that 4 is the optimal setting for attaining the coldest temperature any higher number dose not achieve much.how about shouting yourselves a cheap fridge thermometer mick b
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Reply By: HKB Electronics - Thursday, Mar 17, 2016 at 11:42

Thursday, Mar 17, 2016 at 11:42
From an operational point of view, the higher then number the lower the internal
temperature.

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Reply By: Peter W - Thursday, Mar 17, 2016 at 12:42

Thursday, Mar 17, 2016 at 12:42
7 is the maker's mark as the coldest but generally we have the setting at around 3/4 so freezing of lettuce and the like does not occur.
You need also to set the fridge initially on 7 when changing over to gas operation.
Remember to then change your setting back from 7 after gas kicks in.
In 30+ temps all these fridges struggle and the trick is not to open the door too often.

Peter
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Follow Up By: Member - Peter M (QLD) - Friday, Mar 18, 2016 at 08:08

Friday, Mar 18, 2016 at 08:08
I didn't know that about the gas setting. That explains why I had trouble changing over to gas when the power went out yesterday.
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Reply By: Gundarooster - Thursday, Mar 17, 2016 at 15:05

Thursday, Mar 17, 2016 at 15:05
Peter,

I picked up a $20 fridge themometer from RTM (same company as Jaycar) and it works a treat, so good I went back and got one for the freezer as well!
You can set it to 7 wait and see how far down the temp goes and then tweek it back up as the fridge temp approaches zero. I have found that at mid 30 Deg C days you need 7 for DC and about 5 for Gas and 6 for AC to get it to about 2Deg C in the fridge which is about minus 15Deg C in the Freezer .

I'm about to fit one to my engel in the car as well!

Gazza
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Reply By: vk1dx - Thursday, Mar 17, 2016 at 15:22

Thursday, Mar 17, 2016 at 15:22
Hi Peter

What about getting a thermometer and make up a table for yourself. If you can get your hand on a 12V source preferably inside the workings of the fridge then install small device like the one below. And mount it on the outside of the fridge in some convenient but not obstructing position.

Or invest in a battery supplied wireless one with the display up front in the car or where ever the minister prefers.

Just a few ideas.

We have the one below stuck to the outside of the fridge where we can see it from outside the car. The temperature probe wire fitted through the existing probe's hole in the end of our Engel fridges. I got 12V from the fridge electronics unit. It cycles through temperature in the cabinet and 12V supply voltage.

Sorry I can't help with the direct question and one sorry for you if you have discussed, used or tossed out this avenue already.

Phil

Edit: Changed the ebay item.

Source @ $9.08 on Ebay: Red-LED-DC12V-Digital-Thermometer-With-Probe-60-125C-High-Low-Temperature-Alarm Red-LED-DC12V-Digital-Thermometer-With-Probe-60-125C-High-Low-Temperature-Alarm Red-LED-DC12V-Digital-Thermometer-Wit

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Reply By: LandCoaster - Friday, Mar 18, 2016 at 01:54

Friday, Mar 18, 2016 at 01:54
c'mon Pete,

We are all keen to know who won?
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Follow Up By: Member - Peter M (QLD) - Friday, Mar 18, 2016 at 08:17

Friday, Mar 18, 2016 at 08:17
WelI believe I was right at 4 because when we first got the van I was told by the dealer to set it at 4 for 24 hours when we first turned it on. BUT
The navigator has now told me that she had set it at 2 because things were freezing and when I pointed out that she had previously set it at 7 I was told that I was wrong and I must be imagining that she had done that.
So the correct answer is "I was wrong because I'm a man and men always believe the worst of females".
So always assume you are wrong and if a lady ever says "YEAH RIGHT" know instantly that she means "he is wrong again"!
Thank you all very much for your help. I will go on line and buy a temperature gauge as suggested.
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PeteM Qld
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Follow Up By: LandCoaster - Friday, Mar 18, 2016 at 10:48

Friday, Mar 18, 2016 at 10:48
ah yes, if we are right we are still wrong...lol
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Reply By: raincloud - Friday, Mar 18, 2016 at 10:26

Friday, Mar 18, 2016 at 10:26
"Frig" and fridge are entirely different meanings!!
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Follow Up By: Gramps - Friday, Mar 18, 2016 at 13:53

Friday, Mar 18, 2016 at 13:53
Not with the right fridge ;)

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