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Dometic rv fridge heats up rather than cool down when turned on.

The motor home has been sitting still for 8 months before i bought it. Someone said to try shocking it by hooking up 110 and propane at same time. does anyone know how this is done.

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SOURCE: Dometic Rv fridge will get cold on a/c power but

does the flame ever got out if not ,the tsat is not the problem. It could be that the flame is not hot enough or the flue has a restriction

Posted on Jul 25, 2009

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SOURCE: Dometic RM2607 Sitting for 6 years now has cooling issue?

ae359t is right replace the board, its not the cooling unit itself nor does it need to be turned over upside down, you only mention the controls are wacky, get the bottom board for the $99 price, if that does not fix the unit replace the upper eyebrow board, very seldon do upper boards go out.

Posted on Aug 15, 2009

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SOURCE: last year my dometic rv fridge would run fine on

Here is an interesting possible problem to look in to

First a bit of background on LP gas

Your LP system operates on 1/2 lb of pressure Not much more than a breath of air. Keep this in mind for a minute.

A lot of RV's have been built over the years using rubber hoses to connect LP gas to water heaters, furnaces, and refers.
Over time rubber and LP gas create an oil, if you have a low spot in your rubber line that oil will collect in the low spot - - Remember the 1/2# of pressure from earlier? Does not take a lot of oil build up to over power the 1/2 # of pressure and now you are not getting LP gas to your refer.
This is one possibility. The lines will need to be removed from the refer and other low setting items like the water heater and furnace also from the LP tank regulator and the using NO MORE THAN 10 pounds of air pressure blown out. BE VERY CAREFUL this oil is some really nasty stuff - cover the ends of the lines with a cloth in a plastic bag with some holes poked in the bag and rubber band it on.

But first lets look at some other options

Your refer has to have 12 volt power to it to operate
90+ % of all 12 volt issues are grounding problems.
Make sure you have at least 12 to 13 volts to the refer and that you have a good ground.

Next Are you getting gas flow to the burner?
If you are getting gas try changing your thermocouple They run a couple of buck and is an easy test.

If you have 12 volt power and gas have you noticed an ammoina smell?

This model has been known to lose the cooling unit
Hope this helps
Coyote

Posted on Mar 31, 2010

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SOURCE: 3 way dometic RV fridge RM2612 won't work on propane or 12 V

Check any fuses/circuit breakers in harness from battery. That battery should supply 12 volts dc to fridge lugs/terminals at bottom of fridge on outside behind vent.
If battery is good and hooked up properly but no 12 volts to fridge, then you will have to trace back to battery for broken /bad wire. If you want to test quickly, just run 2 jumper wires from battery to those 2 lugs marked + and - Battery + to + (pos)at fridge, and - battery to -Neg at fridge. That should allow you to run it on propane or 12 volt. Remember, running it on 12 volts will kill that battery pretty quick, unless it's being charged. When you are plugged in, the converter supplies the 12 volts to your fridge, as well as should be charging your battery.

Posted on Jun 22, 2010

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SOURCE: i have a dometic dm2652 rv fridge. its new and is

The DM2652 comes with an optional cooling fan to help with cooling the amonia. The fan cycles on and off as required as it has a tempeature sensor (thermistor). We turn ours off at night by removing the inline fuse (glass tube fuse 3 amp) located in your outside acces panel. The fuse is located in a black fuse holder with a re wire connecting both sides.

Posted on Aug 18, 2010

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The procedure that you are probably thinking of entailed turning the refrigerator upside down for 24 hours, then righting it and turning it on. Though doing this will not hurt the unit try checking these things first,
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Sorry to give you the bad news. The ammonia smell is the the refrigerant
leaking out. Dometic uses ammonia that is heated and then condensed to cool. It will all leak out and quit cooling.
The fridge is wrecked. There are shops that rebuild the units. Beings as ammonia is corrosive one must assume there may be other leaks ready to appear. There are RV salvage yards that sell good used units.
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If your cooling unit is gurgling, then you have air in the system or a bad cooling unit. There is a process known as "burping" that should help repair this. It is a rather lengthy process and will require two people.

1. Access the rear of the refrigerator. Turn off the LP gas to the unit. Remove the LP Gas line and the 12Volt supply. Unplug the fridge.
2. Remove the screws in the rear at the bottom and then remove the screws from the inside.
3. Pull the fridge out and lay it down on it's right side for 8 hours.
4. Flip the fridge on it's top for 8 hours
5. Now the left side, then back to normal.
6. Reinstall the fridge and turn gas back on.

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Tuna, it sounds like your thermistor is bad. Once the fridge reaches 40 degrees, the thermistor is supposed to tell the board to stop cooling and maintain. You can test it with an Ohmmeter.

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