Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 10-02-2003, 09:09 PM   #1
Rivet Master
 
Tin Hut's Avatar
 
2005 28' International CCD
Southlake , Texas
Join Date: Aug 2003
Posts: 794
Images: 1
Is my refer working?

Just tried turning on my 3 year old Dometic for the first time today on AC. I'm used the my home fridge and expected to hear some noise when I turned it to electrice and moved up the thermostat. No noise. I checked and it is getting power and some of the components in the back are hot to the touch. After 20 minutes I did not notice it getting cold. Is this normal? How long does it take and should there be fan or condenser noise similar to a house refer? Thanks
__________________

__________________
Tin Hut is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2003, 09:17 PM   #2
Rivet Master
 
1987 29' Sovereign
Sparta , Tennessee
Join Date: Mar 2003
Posts: 506
Send a message via Yahoo to wingfoot321
Mine is quite a bit older but, I hear nothing when it is operating on electric. 20 minutes is not long enough to test. I started mine today on gas and it took about 2 hours before I really noticed the freezer plate getting very cold. It took about 6 hours to get down below 30 degrees.
__________________

__________________
wingfoot321 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-02-2003, 09:17 PM   #3
2 Rivet Member
 
mkeith54's Avatar
 
1976 26' Argosy 26
New Florence , Missouri
Join Date: Jun 2002
Posts: 80
Images: 4
Send a message via AIM to mkeith54 Send a message via Yahoo to mkeith54
With a gas refer you won't hear any noise on start up. It can take over 24 hours to cool down so keep checking. Gas(LP) will cool faster that electric mode.
__________________
Mike Keith
75 Argosy 26'
96 Ford F-250 PowerStroke
mkeith54 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-2003, 08:43 AM   #4
Rivet Master
 
davidz71's Avatar
 
1986 25' Sovereign
Southern Middle , Tennessee
Join Date: Mar 2002
Posts: 3,103
Images: 23
jfsjr,
Since others have asked the same question previously, I wrote down times and temps for both my frigerator and freezer from startup while camping a year or so ago. I did a forum search but did not run across the statistics. I did find another of my posts mentioning that on propane I waited for at least 5 hours before the refrigerator and freezer were cold. mkeith54 is correct in that there is no noise from the refrigerator unless someone has added an auxilliary fan in the outside compartment to keep the external coils cooler thus increasing your refrigerator's efficiency.
__________________
Craig

AIR #0078
'01 2500hd ext. cab, 8.1 litre gas, 5 sp. Allison auto
3.73 rear end
Mag-Hytec rear diff cover
Amsoil Dual by-pass oil filtration system
Amsoil synthetics all around
265 watt AM Solar, Inc. system
davidz71 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 10-03-2003, 03:49 PM   #5
4 Rivet Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Posts: 303
Images: 7
No cool

Our 32 year old Dometic has been working good on both electric and gas. However, a week ago I turned it on electric and it worked for about a day then the next day it was warm inside. Used it on propane at a rally and it was real cool. Hated to replace it and then remembered that we had a storm the night it quit working. Lucky us, the ground fault plug on the side of the house had tripped. Reset it and now things are cool again. Hoping for another 32 years.
Dan
__________________
Dbraw 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
Level sensors - not working drboyd Waste Systems, Tanks & Totes 3 12-06-2003 08:16 AM
Antenna coax down refer vent. dsrtquest Audio, Video & TV 1 09-01-2003 04:24 PM
Refer heat / venting JaceBeck 1999 Safari 3 08-21-2003 09:40 PM
dometic 3way refer. will Refrigerators 3 08-23-2002 05:52 PM
Check , Check and Re-Check a new refer saga. thenewkid64 Refrigerators 13 06-24-2002 10:54 AM





All times are GMT -6. The time now is 01:04 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