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Old 07-24-2010, 10:56 AM   #15
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If you were sitting on a slope and the refrigerator was not level, this definitely could be your problem. Burping may be the best chance you have of reviving it at this time.
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Old 07-24-2010, 11:16 AM   #16
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So to "burp" it do we have to turn it upside down?
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Take a look at this thread:
http://www.airforums.com/forums/f425...dge-33735.html
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Old 07-24-2010, 11:39 AM   #18
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Thank you very much for the help Richard; we'll try that after lunch.
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Well, so far we have nada. Lots of heat in the back and no cooling in the fridge......
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Ok, so it looks as though the fridge is dead. Hubby refuses to pay $1000 for a new one.
We found a Frigidaire almost the same size as our Dometic for $279.
Can you put a regular electric fridge in? Will it get enough air circulation?
We seldom boondock so that wouldn't be a problem.
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i don't think you let it sit long enough for the bubbles to 'burp'. hanging something like a small fan on the coils, to gently vibrate them, might help.
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Well, we put it upside down late yesterday afternoon and will check it again today. I have my fingers crossed!!
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Well, we put it upside down late yesterday afternoon and will check it again today. I have my fingers crossed!!
A little fine tuning on the coils with a mallet might help as well.

As far as putting in a house refrigerator, it is something that I would never consider in my trailer. We camp mostly without hookups which would mean camping without a refrigerator. I also think that the money you would be saving on an electric refrigerator would be lost if you were to sell your trailer.
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Related Refrig problem

I'm currently working thru a similiar problem to yours. Hope this may help.

Mine also quit running on elec while on the land line and the gas was the only source that would work. When I contacted our local rv dealer, I was told that the "heating element" had failed. I just received it yesterday and have questions on the install.
What is the function of a "heating element" in telling the elec to be the priority over the lpg?
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the electric element heats the ammonia, inside the coils, to cool the fridge while on shore power mode. when in lp mode, the flame from the burning gas does the heating.
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Thanks, I'll make the exchange and give it a try.
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Burping the Refrigerator

I have also heard that you can burp the refrigerator, by leaving it in the trailer, and then driving the tow vehicle like you are testing the brakes. Short jerky stops are supposed to burp the bubbles formed from having the refrigerator unlevel. Place a level inside of the refrigerator, when parked, and be sure it is level front to back and side to side. Good Luck.
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Well, I replaced the 'heating element' and found that it didn't correct the problem. The 'probe' I removed seemed firm and the replacement fit loosely. Couldn't find anyway to fit it snugly against the metal 'tube'.
Anyone have any suggestions? Will Dometic answer my questions on Monday?
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