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Old 07-18-2003, 06:51 AM   #1
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refrigerator setting for maximum cooling

The gas control knob on my old 71 Dometic fridge has been replaced by a bolt...with no numbers on it.
For maximum cooling should I turn right or left
It never seems to go below 60 & a bottle of water doesn't freeze in the freezer compartment.
I never tried on electric. (none where it is parked)
Can I adjust the cooling from the rear of the unit too?

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Re: refrigerator setting for maximum cooling

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The gas control knob on my old 71 Dometic fridge has been replaced by a bolt...with no numbers on it.
For maximum cooling should I turn right or left
It never seems to go below 60 & a bottle of water doesn't freeze in the freezer compartment.
I never tried on electric. (none where it is parked)
Can I adjust the cooling from the rear of the unit too?

Hart
I have had Dometics that worked both ways, so the best guess would come from someone with that exact model. On one of my old Dometics, I could change the setting from the back with a pliers, but I'm guessing that may be model dependent, also.

If you find the limits of movement of the bolt and set it to center, it should get pretty cold.

Gas will cool it quicker than electric if the flue is kept clean. Gas has more BTU input than the electric element which results in more cooling.
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Old 07-18-2003, 10:16 AM   #3
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Hi,

I have a 72 Tradewind with a late 1971 manufacture date on the VIN # plate. I'm assuming my fridge would be the same as yours - it is the original Dometic. Turning the know clockwise gets it to the coldest.

Refer to the thread Domestic(sic) Fridge Problems for discussion on obtaining and keeping temperature. I have only run mine on electric once. It worked fine but no better than on propane mode.
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I also have instructions for how the clean and adjust the thermostat that is in the outside back of the fridge. They are located in the Owner's manual. If you have the manual, have you tried following those instructions? It made a little difference.
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Thanks guys for those tips

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We also have a '71 Dometic in our Safari. It works good on both electric and gas. Turn the know clockwise for colder.
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