Well, this story just got better.
Last week we were back in the Vineyards campground.
This is a fabulous campsite, but my Dometic fridge doesn't like it - the fridge failed again in the middle of the night. This time the old unplug/replug didn't work. Same problem, absolutely no electricity - no lights on the front, or anything. It wasn't a mechanical problem, but an electrical one.
After an hour or so of checking fuses, I was about to give up.
That's when you start thinking logically. I figured it had to be something with the recent recall work.
I think they installed a second thermal fuse - there seems to be two in the stack, and one is very old. The other had new red wires.
I started trying to figure out if the new thermal fuse had gone bad. While tracing the wire with my finger, I hear the fridge 'click' on. Let go of wire, it 'clicks' off. Click, click, click, every time I touched it.
Traced the wire to a junction where the 12V
(I assume 12V
, but it was the power supply) comes it, with the thermal fuse as an interruptor. The thermal fuse wire hadn't been screwed down tight - just stuck into the hole. It couldn't be seen because that opening was in the back, out of sight.
Lots and lots of work on my part, just because the bozo who did the recall (at PPL Motorhomes) didn't tighten the screw!
Good thing I'm a decent backyard mechanic, or it would have cost me a bundle to get it fixed on the road!