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Old 07-11-2008, 01:09 PM   #15
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I just got back from having my recall work done. They didn't even have to disconnect the truck from the trailer and did the work in the service department covered entry. From what they said, all the did was put a metal plate over some of the refridgerator workings so that if they DID explode, the damage would be minimal. Took about 45 minutes.
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Old 07-11-2008, 04:45 PM   #16
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I got hit on the first wave of the recall. This sounds a bit more sinister though. I didn't recall them saying to not use the LP in the first wave, only that is was suggested that you be careful in LP mode. From what I read in Lew's post, it appears to be a bit more important than I got the first round this was happening.
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Old 07-11-2008, 05:05 PM   #17
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I recall the first recall was something to do with the electric element. This one is for fatigue cracking of the pressure tube.

In this recall, you must not operate with propane. You can only use it in electric mode if you check for leaks every week.
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Old 07-11-2008, 05:11 PM   #18
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Do you think it's possible that a 2008 CCD would have a '06 refrigerator in it?
Now I have to go home and check just to be on the safe side....we're headed for the Grand Canyon next Friday.
Thanks for the info.
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Old 07-11-2008, 05:23 PM   #19
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If you are passing through Anchorage, AK and find that you are on the expanded recall list, give Mobile Auto Service a call. I called one day and brought the rig in the following day. Like many have said on other threads, the kit is a simple installation is simple if the installer has done more than one. It was obvious that the owner had done several. He took about 15 minutes and I was on my way.

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I recall the first recall was something to do with the electric element. This one is for fatigue cracking of the pressure tube.

In this recall, you must not operate with propane. You can only use it in electric mode if you check for leaks every week.
The specific weak spot is the weld where the boiler tube attaches to the heater tube. This weld has been found to crack and cause a refrigerant leak. Since this refrigerant is composed of hydrogen gas, liquid ammonia and sodium chromate, a leak at this heater tube (read HOT) can cause a fire, either from the LP burner as a direct ignition source for the hydrogen, or from the hot 120VAC heating element for a more indirect heat source that would provide the ignition...

The auxiliary sheathing is designed to contain any flame within the area, preventing any flames from igniting anything within the area. In addition to the sheathing, a thermal fuse is added to the rear wall of the refer that will detect any excess heat (flame) and open the 12VDC connection to the control board.....effectively shutting down the unit, along with a thermo-disc mounted on the exterior of the boiler tube that is connected in series to the thermal fuse as an added layer of heat detection.

If your unit is not working and you can't seem to find where the problem lies, you should look at this thermo-disc, as it has a re-set button in it and will shut down your refer if it has popped.
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Old 07-12-2008, 01:07 AM   #21
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So if you have a 2007 build Dometic does that mean these improvements are already in place? We have a 2007 build RM2652 outside those serial ranges.
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So if you have a 2007 build Dometic does that mean these improvements are already in place? We have a 2007 build RM2652 outside those serial ranges.
Hi Scott,

I have seen the thermo disc already installed on newer units, and I would suspect that Dometic changed the design of the weld in question to improve the construction, removing the need for the additional shielding.
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Old 07-12-2008, 10:59 AM   #23
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This is more of an "product enhancement" than a recall.

That's what the gal on the phone told me when she said I would need to pay for part of the mobile service call.

I wonder what the NHTSA would say about that!
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Ok, I get back in from out of town and what do I find in my mailbox? A new recall letter for my fridge. It's gotta be a mistake right? I already had the first fix done last fall under the first recall letter I got last year..... A second round of fixes? Anyone? Anyone?
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Ok, I get back in from out of town and what do I find in my mailbox? A new recall letter for my fridge. It's gotta be a mistake right? I already had the first fix done last fall under the first recall letter I got last year..... A second round of fixes? Anyone? Anyone?
Eric, I don't think they've kept track of who has had the fix done and who hasn't. The latest round of letters expands the recall list. I got one letter directly from Dometic. I got a second letter from Airstream on Monday. I had the fix done last week. You should be fine.

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Twink,

They could send you a dozen letters, but the recall apparatus that gets installed on your refer is the same, so if you already have the recall done, you're good to go!


Scott,

If your serial # is outside the range of the new recall, you're safe!

millvalleyca,

It all depends on your serial #. I've seen 3 year old components placed in new RVs. Check the #'s to be certain
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The auxiliary sheathing is designed to contain any flame within the area, preventing any flames from igniting anything within the area. In addition to the sheathing, a thermal fuse is added to the rear wall of the refer that will detect any excess heat (flame) and open the 12VDC connection to the control board.....effectively shutting down the unit, along with a thermo-disc mounted on the exterior of the boiler tube that is connected in series to the thermal fuse as an added layer of heat detection.
I've got a RM2662. I got out my handy dental mirror. Seeing behind the sheating is difficult but I didn't see any other changes. Should they be apparent? Here's what was done this morning:

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Old 07-23-2008, 05:30 PM   #28
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This is crazy...

So as i understand it, they basically install a "flash shield" so that if the bad weld joint breaks the fire is contained and the sensor shuts it down. My concern is that if this potential bad weld joint is a known issue then if it breaks, yeah there is no fire but the cost is back on the customer to replace the cooling unit which in most cases is a wash to just replace the fridge.

I always have had good experiences with Dometic (especially german made products). They really should be replacing cooling units. The real bummer is for most of us the RV is a "getaway" or time off our regular routines, if we loose a two year old refrigerator this greatly restricts your amount of fun on vacation.
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