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Old 09-12-2013, 04:40 PM   #1
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Refrigerator on indicator

I have a 2005 Safari Bambi 19' with a Dometic, I believe RM-2452, two way. After several months of non-use, the fridge in electric mode does not indicate it is on, when in fact, it is. The indicator works fine on the propane mode. Any solutions for repair.
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Old 09-13-2013, 03:48 AM   #2
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If I recall correctly, the only time you see an indicator is when the error light comes on when the refrigerator fails to start on propane after several attempts. I think if the propane burner lights successfully or the refrigerator is running on 110 VAC, there are no indicator lights illuminated. I'll verify this tomorrow and repost, if this information is incorrect.
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Old 09-13-2013, 07:27 AM   #3
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Thanks for the reply. However, there are no lights on this model. The 'on' indicator is a needle that goes from one side of a scale to the other side. It had worked in the past on AC as well as Propane, but now does not. I guess I can live with it. I just hate to add it to the list of indicators that no longer work along with the tank monitors.
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Old 09-13-2013, 01:09 PM   #4
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Interesting... Even though we have the same year and model Bambi, we do not appear to have the same refrigerator (or at least the same control panel).

The control panel on our refrigerator looks like the black panel for two-door models on page 2 of the link below. However, we have a one-door model that looks like the RM2452 on page 3; and it does NOT have the control panel shown above that photo.

http://www.dometic.com/374c99cb-d075...4925ff91.fodoc

Also, there are no obvious temperature controls for refrigerator. We change the internal temperature by moving the thermocouple that is clipped on the cooling fins. So, it appears that this panel has been changed since 2005 (or whenever our refrigerator was manufactured), as is probably the case with yours, too.
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Old 09-13-2013, 06:33 PM   #5
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Our model is similar to the single door model but knob differences. Like I said, I can live with it. Our closest dealer is Traverse City, Mi. Nice people, howevere, hourly rates are high with no hint as to what it will cost on non obvious issues.
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Old 10-02-2013, 01:52 PM   #6
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Dometic refrigerator 2009 Bambi

I turned on my refrigerator to run on electricity (frig ON and gas off) and I can hear the electronic ignitors sparking as if it was going to operate on propane. A few hours later I checked to see if it is working and unit is not cooling down at all (no heat is being generated on the working side of the refrigerator). Any advice on things to check? I think the frig will work on propane no problem.

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Old 10-02-2013, 01:58 PM   #7
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You are connected to shore power (or genny), right? Your frig will not run on electricity unless you are connected to a power source. If you are not plugged into shore power (or a generator) it defaults to propane. And then if you have the gas off, it will not cool.
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Yes, I am connected to shore power but the unit acts as if I was not grid connected.
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Old 10-02-2013, 02:29 PM   #9
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In unit do you mean the entire trailer, or just the refer?

The refer should be plugged in to a standard three prong electrical outlet in the area around the burner and control board.

I would check the breakers, which are collocated with the converter inside the trailer.

Another test would be to plug some 120 volt device, like a shop light or drill, into the same outlet as the refer and confirm power is available.

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I am dealing with the same issue right now as well. The needle indicator comes on during GAS operation, but during AC I THINK the fridge is operating, but that dang needle isn't moving. I have an appointment with the Airstream service next week and am going to get it looked at. (Yes it is plugged in in the back, shoreline power on and breaker switch in correct position)

Gene- did you get this issue resolved?
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Old 03-05-2014, 11:43 AM   #11
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I resolved the problem by realizing the fridge works fine on AC but the needle does not.
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