Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 06-09-2004, 10:16 PM   #1
71Overlander
 
Richard Murphy's Avatar
 
1971 27' Overlander
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 7
Dometic Refer Intermitent

I have used our Dometic Refer for a whole year since we got our 1971 Overlander on AC. THis year it seemed to be working fine and after a few days it started to pop the circuit breaker after about 20 minutes. Any suggestions?

Thanks in advance
__________________

__________________
Richard Murphy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2004, 05:37 AM   #2
Just a member
 
thenewkid64's Avatar
 
1978 28' Argosy 28
Tampa Bay , Florida
Join Date: Mar 2002
Posts: 4,539
Images: 21
Send a message via AIM to thenewkid64 Send a message via Yahoo to thenewkid64 Send a message via Skype™ to thenewkid64
Sounds like the 120 Volt heating element is shot. They can be replaced. It is the typical situation though a $25 part that takes 6 hours to replace, depending on the model of trailer you have.
__________________

__________________
Brett G
WBCCI #5501 AIR # 49
-------------------------
1978 Argosy 28 foot Motorhome

Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something. -- Plato


thenewkid64 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2004, 01:26 PM   #3
71Overlander
 
Richard Murphy's Avatar
 
1971 27' Overlander
Join Date: Jan 2004
Posts: 7
Thanks for the suggestion. How can I determine if it is really the 120 V element? If it is, any suggestions as to where I can purchase one?

I have a 1971 Overlander Land Yacht. The door to the back of the referigerator is on the street side and is about 18" by 12".

Richard
__________________
Richard Murphy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2004, 05:45 PM   #4
Just a member
 
thenewkid64's Avatar
 
1978 28' Argosy 28
Tampa Bay , Florida
Join Date: Mar 2002
Posts: 4,539
Images: 21
Send a message via AIM to thenewkid64 Send a message via Yahoo to thenewkid64 Send a message via Skype™ to thenewkid64
With the unit unplugged:

Look for the two connectors that are sticking out of the flue (round tube on the right looking from the back). They should have wires attached. remove the wires.

Using a test meter set on ohms (resistance) measure the resistance of the element by placing a probe on each blade connection that is sticking out of the flue.

If you have max resistance it signifies an open circuit or burnt out element. If the resistance is low (100-500 ohms IIRC) then the element is ok.

The refer has to be removed to replace the element but the element replacement is a cheap fix compared to the cost of a new unit.

Most of the major RV repair places will have some, not camping world, they will want to sell you a whole new unit. I would call around locally, if they don't have it they should be able to order it.
__________________
Brett G
WBCCI #5501 AIR # 49
-------------------------
1978 Argosy 28 foot Motorhome

Wise men talk because they have something to say; fools, because they have to say something. -- Plato


thenewkid64 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
Two Door Dometic Refrigerators Models, Parts, Data jaco Refrigerators 10 07-25-2009 04:12 PM
Dometic Refer question Mark Wiltrakis Refrigerators 5 04-03-2004 09:17 AM
dometic 3way refer. will Refrigerators 3 08-23-2002 04:52 PM
Source of "Vintage" Dometic refer parts? 74Tradewind Refrigerators 3 08-16-2002 08:42 AM





All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:52 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

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