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REfrig and freezer not cooling

My dometic refrigerator/freezer all of a sudden, stopped working. It will not work on elec or gas. Is there anything I can check before having to spend $ to find out it could be a small item I could have done myself?

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  • stinaf Jul 31, 2008

    Thank you for your help. The unit is level. We have not had a problem with it in almost three years, and have had the RV not quite level before.

  • stinaf Aug 01, 2008

    Ouch, someone needs a hug!

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These unit must be level to function. Never side to side tilt but it is permissible to have it tilted a little toward the back. This would be the first step.

Posted on Jul 31, 2008

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    James Helmer Aug 01, 2008

    Under certain conditions a complete separation of the working gases in these systems happens. The procedure to follow is: Remove the refrigerator from its mounting to a place with room enough to rotate it. Starting with the unit sitting on its base, rotate it to the door and wait five minutes. Next rotate it to its top and wait five minutes, then to its back and wait again five minutes, finally rotate it back to its base and wait five minutes. You can then apply power to the unit and see if the procedure worked.

    This procedure forces the water from its boiler to flow through the system in stages and finally returning to its original state. It forces the chemicals to mix so it will again work.

    As I said in my first post to you, it was the first step. You should not have rated it as thanks for trying at that time.


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