Question about Dometic RGE400 Top Freezer Refrigerator
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.
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
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
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
Posted on Mar 31, 2010
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
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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