Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 07-25-2005, 06:05 PM   #1
4 Rivet Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 307
Dometic cuts out

I have a 11 year old Dometic. Last night I found out that the freezer and the main section have defrosted. All the ice in the freezer melted. I turned it off and back on. Today the freezer is normally cold but the main section is at 70F and has been for the whole day.

Why did it defrost, is that a normal cycle or is it going bad? How long until the main section gets cold again?
I haven't moved the camper or anything.

What is going on and what can I do about it?
__________________

__________________
Justice - When you get what you deserve. Mercy - When you don't get what you deserve
Grace - When you get what you don't deserve
ipso_facto is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-2005, 07:28 PM   #2
Still Working
 
smily's Avatar
 
1994 36' Classic 36
North Charleston , South Carolina
Join Date: Jul 2002
Posts: 1,651
Images: 19
Gas or electric

Which are you running it on?
If gas, battery may be low or ignitor is not working properly,

If twelve volt, maybe battery is low.

If electric, maybe lost power and the auto roll over moved to gas / battery see answer one and two
__________________

__________________
smily is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-2005, 07:34 PM   #3
4 Rivet Member
 
Join Date: Feb 2003
Posts: 307
Electric.
It has been really hot today, above 100F and I've had it set it #3 setting, not max cool. I upped it to the coolest setting, let' see if that works. I realize that sometimes ti takes Dometic 24 hours to start cooling.
__________________
Justice - When you get what you deserve. Mercy - When you don't get what you deserve
Grace - When you get what you don't deserve
ipso_facto is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-2005, 08:17 PM   #4
Rivet Master
 
1994 30' Excella
Mississauga , Ontario
Join Date: Jun 2004
Posts: 939
I have a 94 dometic rm3807 two way fridge freezer(two door) and it did the same thing. Found an article on the internet that said the control boards are no good. They are epoxy filled and overheat. Circuit opens and no cooling. Once it cools down it works again.
If you pull the board and it is yellow inside, that's the one. I replaced it with a new board and it works great. Replacement was a "dinosaur" (brand name)
Al
__________________
BigAl is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-25-2005, 09:30 PM   #5
3 Rivet Member
 
jim8860's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Posts: 137
Send a message via AIM to jim8860
Make sure that the unit is level. Also Clean the flue. I clean mine 2wice a year. Good luck Jim
__________________
jim8860 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-26-2005, 01:39 AM   #6
Rivet Master
 
Condoluminum's Avatar
 
1988 25' Excella
Sunnyvale , California
Join Date: Jul 2003
Posts: 1,858
Images: 13
Send a message via AIM to Condoluminum
If it runs and then stops: Control Board

Just to add, ours (1988, Dometic R2605 series..) would run for 6 to 18 hours (gas or electricity) and then cut out and stop.. Did trouble shooting (no broken lines, no ammonia smell, no leaking fluid, and good wiring to back of fridge..) and answer was defective Dometic Control Boards..

Bought Dinosaur Board (components not buried in epoxy and don't overheat..) and replaced, and have no refrigerator issues since (1 1/2 years..). You can do Google search on Dometic and Dinosaur and control boards to find dealers (mail order works OK) and ID model number for your unit, if that is problem..

John McG
__________________
Condoluminum

In Theory, there's no difference between Theory and Practice, but in Practice, there is usually a difference...
Condoluminum is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2005, 06:59 PM   #7
New Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Posts: 3
Air Flow

There is something very wrong with the design of the vent chamber; I think it is too large to create the proper draft. All you have to do is add an exhaust fan. I bought a 12 volt fan at Wal-Mart for Eight dollars and faced it out thought the lower lover door. You may also want to think of adding a baffle from the outside wall to the coil, so that air is forced to flow though the coils.
__________________
funky is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-04-2005, 09:11 PM   #8
2 Rivet Member
 
Austin , Central Texas
Join Date: Jul 2005
Posts: 37
Clean the Flue

How does on go about cleaningthe flue?
__________________

__________________
FlyFishInn is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Charging old Dometic Reefer smily Refrigerators 9 09-18-2017 03:50 PM
1977 Dometic refridgerator overlander Refrigerators 30 03-14-2015 01:08 PM
1961 Dometic Refrigerator - Best Repair Shop? Andy R Refrigerators 18 03-21-2011 09:07 PM
removing Dometic Refrigerator smily Refrigerators 16 08-18-2010 04:36 AM
Yukon AC cuts out towing.... dscluchfc On The Road... 10 07-27-2002 12:01 PM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:06 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.