How to Adjust the Temperature on a Dometic RV Refrigerator
Every time the refrigerator is opened to take out some frozen food or drink, few people think about the true importance of this essential element for their lives and even less about how the technology works in them. Refrigeration is one of the basic safety principles in our lives, as it is the most widespread and widely applied food preservation treatment, both in the domestic both house or RVs as well as industrial areas.
To achieve cooling, electrical energy is consumed through a system of compressors, thermostats, pressure regulators, valves and other elements that fulfill the function of keeping and cooling our food at our disposal. We instantly remember its importance in our daily lives when there is a power outage or the unit fails, which endangers the safety of our food. Bacteria exist everywhere in nature (that includes water, air, soil, etc.) So, when a refrigerator has the wrong temperature it more likely bacteria will grow faster, and when this happens and if we eat the food it is very possible that we get sick because of it. There is no question on why it is very important to have the right temperature while you are traveling on your RV. Especially if you are planning on cooking your own meals you need to make sure everything is working correctly. Since most RVs carry a Dometic style refrigerator it changes a little bit compared to home refrigerators.
Tests have proven that the temperature in which bacteria grow faster is between 4.4ºC to 60ºC. In a short time of half an hour, they can grow so much that their numbers will be doubled you have to act fast.
We will give you instructions on how to adjust the temperature on a Dometic RV refrigerator for your convenience, it is extremely easy so you don’t the need of a professional and you can do it yourself just following these simple steps.
- First of all, you need to be familiar with your refrigerator and its functions. You will need to locate the thermometer button or icons. It should be located next to other icons that have symbols of different shaped crystals.
- Press the thermometer button, you will see the crystal symbol change in sizes each time you press it. It should show a bigger size as you go.
- Each size represents the power of your domestic fridge cooling. The bigger the symbol it means the stronger the cooling strength is. Since we are still dealing with basic technology, the temperature changes will not be noticeable right away and you will have to wait at least up to 24 hours to take full effect.
- After the 24-hour process, you should be able to keep and maintain that temperature, so it’s always a good idea to prepare beforehand before you go on a trip and you plan on bringing food that needs cooler temperature than usual.