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Dometic rm2652 heating element is hot but no cold in refridgerator or freezer

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Disconnect thermistor from back board let run overnite if cold replace thermistor if not replace cooling unit or fridge

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SOURCE: Refridgerator and freezer is no longer cold

evaporator freezer fan motor has low voltage. Amana M # SCD22NW S # 9403120669. Could use some help. Thanks

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The thermister for the temp control is a likely culprit. Eric

Posted on Jul 07, 2009

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SOURCE: need directions to remove and replace 110 element in Dometic 2652

Get to the back of the fridge. On the right hand side, there is a metal tube about 4" in diameter which starts at the bottom and goes up. This is a piece of thin sheet metal, which holds insulation against the refrigerant line that goes up the right side of the fridge. The 110 volt heater is located inside of that, near the bottom. The heater sits inside of a small tube, welded to the refrigerant line, and is easily replaced. To get to it, remove any flat sheet metal parts that block your view of the 4" tube (you will need to have a clear view of the bottom of it.) Then you can see the heater. It is on the left side of your 4" tube, metal, about 5/16" in diameter, has 2 wires attached, and sticks out an inch or so to the left. Trace the wires back to where they are connected on your fridge, and remove them, (probably with a small straight blade screwdriver.) It may be necessary to remove another cover or 2 to get to that connection, so remember where all your cover plates came from. Digital cameras are great ;-) . Then, on your 4" tube, unsnap and open the "door" (the metal piece which is a couple if inches wide and 7" or so high,) Grab a hold of your old heater, and pull it up. It probably wont come up all the way so you can lift it completely out, so you will have to unsnap some of your 4" tube above the door. When you remove the old heater, note its position relative to the insulation and refrigerant tube, 'cause the new one goes right back in the same spot. Pull the old one out, and put the new one in. You will know you have it installed correctly when it is snug in its own little tube (you wont be able to see that part,) and there is no side to side play. Then reverse the directions, and put everything back together again. When you re-attach the 2 wires to your unit, don't worry about getting it wrong, it doesn't matter which wire goes with what connector.

Posted on Jul 26, 2009

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SOURCE: DOMETIC RM 1350 FRIDGE GET HOT AND COLD

Ok, I realize I'm a little late on chiming in here, is this unit located in a slideout, and/or the top outside vent is in the wall not a roof located vent?

If so then the issue is that there are fans that are necessary to circulate air thru the hot coils. And there is probably a malfuntioning thermostat to turn these fans on/off. I had this issue with same fridge in a Gulfstream motorhome, and the temporary fix was to pull the faston connectors off the thermostat and tied them together with a 12V fuse, and taped it up with electrical tape to keep it from shorting on fridge chassis and parts. Replace the thermostat at your conveniance, as these fans are now running whenever fridge is on, and will run your batteries down if not plugged into shore power.


Posted on Aug 24, 2009

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SOURCE: trying to purchase a heating element for a Dometic Dm2652

Try calling All Seasons RV Appliance Parts & Service. There number is 1-800-344-0673. there not a dealer just a service department, they might be able to help.

Posted on Feb 16, 2010

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