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I have a Dometic RM2510. When I light the burner, the freezer part works fine but the refrigerator will not get much below ambient temperature. The same happens when hooked to 120V electrical current. This is inside a Lance slide-on camper.

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Hello,

Inspect the gasket for dirt or debris that could prevent it from sealing. If you find any, remove the large debris, then wash the gasket, using a scrub brush and warm, soapy water.
Check the gasket for cracks or tears that can let cold air escape. If you find any, replace the gasket.
Check the seal: Open the door, insert a dollar bill partway and shut the door on the bill. Try to pull out the bill. You should feel some resistance. Repeat the test at several points around each door. If the bill slips out easily, replace the gasket.

Take care.

Posted on Jun 07, 2010

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  • Sulaimon Jimoh Olayemi Jun 07, 2010

    Hello,

    If there is any
    circuit breaker, reset it.

    Check for thermostat problems. It
    could be off or won't cool properly
    (too warm,). If it can't be fixed with a simple adjustment,
    call a professional.

    Check for coil problems. The compressor can
    overheat due to dust
    buildup on condenser coils. If so, vacuum the coils.

    The above
    are the likely problem and the solution.

    Take care.






  • racerone Jun 07, 2010

    This is an ammonia absorption refrigerator.It has no compressor. It works by heating ammonia either from propane or electricity. Ther is niothing wrong with the gasket. This is in an RV.I cannot figure out how the freezer works fine but the refrigerator part won't get past room temp.

  • Sulaimon Jimoh Olayemi Jun 07, 2010

    Hello,

    it sounds like there is an air flow problem from
    the freezer to the refrigerator section. The easiest things to check for
    are on the back wall of the freezer look for snowy frost. That
    indicates either a defrost issue or a possible evaporator fan issue.
    Unfortunately this may be a job for a service company to repair. check
    your controls also so that the damper is open, letting air come into
    the refrigerator section from the freezer.
    Check your damper control in the refrigerator section, might be broken shut.
    If ok and works, replace the thermistor in the fridge.

    Take care


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