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Dometic RM2862 Can you reset the thermo fuse? Current going to it but nothing going out and wouldn't this cause the unit not to work at all?

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My Dometic Model RM 2862 will not ignite the propane fuel for my refrigerator.

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It probablby has a timer in it. You can reset the timer by turning it clockwise, and the compressor would come on again. It is usualy located under the concoles where the setting button is located. Look for a small hole under that console. If a thermal breaker is making the compressor cut off, it is usually located on the compressor where all the wiring are going in, along with the starting capacitor. Usually if the compressor is overheating and making the thermal breaker go off, there is a problem with the compressor, or it is low on refrigerant. A low refrigerant will make a compressor overheat. Furthermore if the compressor has been being overload by low refrigerant, it will be damaged sooner or later, by overheating the elecmotor inside and causing a short. If resetting the timer don't work and it is indeed the thermal breaker, unplug the machine and get it service, which I hope the compressor is still okay.

Posted on Jun 27, 2009

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    Dometic refrigerators DO NOT have a compressor. Thermal switch does have a reset button between the two terminals. It is located to shutoff the 12v power source in the event of high temperature to prevent a fire. The circuit boards on these refrigerator require 12v power to operate in both operation modes, LP or electric. Once you reset the thermo swithch you need to monitor the operation of the refrigerator to ensure that the cooling unit is not getting too hot.



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The first thing you need to do is to check it on both gas and electric so you know which area to troubleshoot. You should also give us all indications and paramenters. Like the status of your propane tank - just filled; almost empty, etc.
Did you completely defrost the unit and when.

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