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Old 05-10-2015, 06:09 PM   #21
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Even it this was a 220 mishap, in regards to the fridge only.... If you did any damage it would most likely be limited to just the 110 heating element, not the 12 volt control board!

Other devices and appliances are another conversation.

The Dometic heating elements are very inexpensive, plentiful, and a snap to replace. Mine is fused....
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Old 05-10-2015, 06:22 PM   #22
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My 48 year old Dometic fridge is original and still working (knock on wood) fine. It has no electronics. The heating element is a simple Calrod clamped to the side of the heat chamber. Wasn't easy to get to when it went out, but easy to replace once the side of the refer was open. I think I bought the calrod from Vintage Trailer Supply, but it is a standard item so probably less expensive at an industrial supply house. There is no reason the loss of the calrod should affect gas operation.
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Old 05-10-2015, 11:06 PM   #23
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Have you tried

Damny, I may have missed it, just wondered why you thought the fridge is shot?
Before doing anything else, unplug the 110 fridge cord from your trailer and 1) check what is on your outlet now 2) plug your fridge into it and run it viaextension vord to house or shop outlet that upu lnow os gopd wait 12-24 hours and check fridge temp with a thermometer.
I would think even a new 110 heater could be retrofitted to your old fridge. There is no readon 220 v plug up would ruin the absorbtion portion of the fridge.
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Old 05-12-2015, 12:42 PM   #24
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Update: I fired it up on gas, 1st time in several years, worked great! So, good news there. Didn't see any tripped breakers or blown fuses so I'll have to take it in. But I sure appreciate all of your comments. And yes, I did positively plug into a 50 amp, 220 volt receptacle😩.
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Old 05-12-2015, 12:55 PM   #25
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Run on gas from now on, The trailer is 36 years old. How much more would it cost you to run on propane for the next 5 years. Most likely not more than the cost of a new heater element plus installation.
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That is a swell idea. I will heed that advice, thank you.
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Old 05-13-2015, 09:33 AM   #27
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Run on gas from now on, The trailer is 36 years old. How much more would it cost you to run on propane for the next 5 years. Most likely not more than the cost of a new heater element plus installation.
If this exercise just blew the heating element, they're not that expensive....depending on which one, looks to be $15 - $65.

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Old 05-13-2015, 04:38 PM   #28
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As Rich says.. replace the heater element.. you can also check that the 'circuit board' sends the voltage to the 'heater' element before purchasing.. if you are getting power at the wires, just replace the heater element...

Then offer up a hearty 'thanks' ....
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