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Old 06-21-2014, 08:38 PM   #1
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Heating element for 1964 Dometic

Hi all,

My fridge fires (out of the trailer) on propane. I took it to a local Amish place that works on propane appliances, and they cleaned everything and got it running like a cold winter on propane. I think it set me back about $20. The thing hadn't run in 30 years.

It does not get cold on electric. I suspect the electric heating element. Any ideas on what part # I may need to replace this? I see plenty of sources for Dometic heating elements online, but I wonder if these would work in such an old fridge?

Thanks for any direction the membership can offer.


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Old 06-21-2014, 09:17 PM   #2
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All you need is the wattage of the old element.
Don't get a higher wattage unit thinking it will do a better job. The refer is designed for the specific wattage.
Pull out the old element. It will probably be stamped on the end with the wattage rating.
Check the physical dimension of the new one as compared to your old one. They need to be close to fit.
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