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Old 07-03-2008, 08:50 AM   #1
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Help - Dometic what does the check light mean - on the road with no manual!

At our campsite and our Dometic fridge (model RM2551) check light is on. What does that mean?

We have gas and we have batteries.

I do not have the manual handy - can anyone help?

Much thanks in advance!

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Old 07-03-2008, 09:50 AM   #2
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It usually means it was running on gas and for one reason or another the flame went out. Turn the unit off for about a minute and then turn it back on. That resets everything and it will try to run on whatever is available, electric or gas. Make sure the "AUTO / GAS" button is in the AUTO position.

If you ran out of gas, it may take a couple of off/on resets to get the gas back to the ignitor.
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As above. If that was just working on gas did you just change the gas bottles? Sometimes air will get in the line while changing tanks and when that air hits the burner the ref. goes off.

Was the ref. working on gas just before this happened or has it been off for a while at home? If it has been sitting for a while you may have a spiders nest in the burner tube. First see if it will work on electricity. If yes remove the burner tube and check it for a nest.
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I would check level also...
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Well Bill since you brought that up did you ever have to ROLL your ref?

Yes some of the older ones if the flame is good and the electric works but the box still does not get cold they have to be rolled. Remove the ref. and turn it over side to side at least 3 times. I have never had to do this but I know several that did have to.

Theory is the ammonia crystallizes in the return tubes and blocks the flow.
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Roll the Refer

For a time I worked for a rental houseboat outfit in the Sacramento River Delta. They had 104 houseboats. It was not uncommon for a boat to come back in with the refer not working. They were all propane only. In most cases the boat had been anchored against a levee and when the tide went out, became stranded at quite an angle, then the refer quit, and not get cold again. In those cases we would pull the refer out and give it a good "roll", including turning it up-side-down, replace it and it would again work just fine.

Don't know the physics involved.
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Well Bill since you brought that up did you ever have to ROLL your ref?

Yes some of the older ones if the flame is good and the electric works but the box still does not get cold they have to be rolled. Remove the ref. and turn it over side to side at least 3 times. I have never had to do this but I know several that did have to.

Theory is the ammonia crystallizes in the return tubes and blocks the flow.
yep...done that...it is usually a temporary fix for a unit on its last leg
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It usually means it was running on gas and for one reason or another the flame went out. Turn the unit off for about a minute and then turn it back on. That resets everything and it will try to run on whatever is available, electric or gas. Make sure the "AUTO / GAS" button is in the AUTO position.

If you ran out of gas, it may take a couple of off/on resets to get the gas back to the ignitor.
Turning it on / off did the trick. Guess I just had to reboot the fridge! - thanks!
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Kind'a like my co-pilot re-boots me..

just turn me upside down a couple times and I'm good for another year.
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