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Old 09-26-2007, 09:07 PM   #1
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Camping Tomorrow and Fridge flashes E0 Communication Fault

Hi, My 6 month old Safari with a Dometic fridge does nothing but flash E0 even though the propane tanks are full, the batteries are charged, and I am plugged into shore power.

I ran the diagnostics in the manual and all I get is "Communicaion Fault". Does anyone know what this means or how to fix it so I can go camping tomorrow, preferably with the fridge working?

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Old 09-26-2007, 09:56 PM   #2
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Try cutting the power to it then jucing it back up to see if it will reset itself.
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Old 09-27-2007, 05:25 AM   #3
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I tried that and put it in store mode for an hour. As soon as the power came back on it continued to flash E0. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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Old 09-27-2007, 06:27 AM   #4
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What a pain when your trying to leave - try giving them a call should open shortly I'd think.

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Initially, it sounds like a board, but I have learned it may be a wire loose coming from or going to the board. If you have an ohmmeter, you may be able to track it down, otherwise, you may need a new board.
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Old 09-27-2007, 08:24 AM   #6
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Went out about 5:30 this morning after leaving it plugged in overnight and it was at 57. By 7:00 it was at 54 so it seems to be working fine (fingers crossed).

Called Dometic and they really didn't have an idea except to say it was a communication problem between the lower board and one of the two upper boards. Their suggestion was to take it to the dealer for a board replacement.

Thanks to everyone for the assistance.
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Old 09-27-2007, 10:26 AM   #7
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Went out about 5:30 this morning after leaving it plugged in overnight and it was at 57. By 7:00 it was at 54 so it seems to be working fine (fingers crossed).

Called Dometic and they really didn't have an idea except to say it was a communication problem between the lower board and one of the two upper boards. Their suggestion was to take it to the dealer for a board replacement.

Thanks to everyone for the assistance.
wj,

The e0 fault is generally caused by a loose wire, creating a 'communication' problem between the boards. The trick is to determine where the loose wire is, or finding the offending board that has failed.

You 'might' want find it by removing the upper eyebrow that conceals the upper boards and check and jiggle the connectors and look for a stray wire. It is far easier to get to the board at the rear to do this.

If you're not comfy with this, find a qualified Dometic service center to do it for you.....they don't have to be an Airstream dealer.
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Went out about 5:30 this morning after leaving it plugged in overnight and it was at 57. By 7:00 it was at 54 so it seems to be working fine (fingers crossed).
That doesn't sound like "working fine" to me...seems the fridge should have been down in the 30's if left on overnight...unfortunately, it looks like you may need to bring along an ice chest for this trip. It's really not good to keep food at 54...35-38 is recommended to be safe ~

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