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Old 07-26-2009, 07:22 PM   #1
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Dometic Refrigerator Question

We have a 1996 33 ft. LY Motorhome. We seem to be having trouble with the Dometic Refrigerator - It takes about 12 to 14 hrs to get cold and even then not all that cold even on the highest setting.

Question: How long should it take for the Dometic Refigerator to reach a normal operating temperature? Any suggestions on how to speed up the process (we've been putting a bag of ice in at start-up to accelerate the process.

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Cooling my fridge in my 75 is an overnight process.
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We have a 1996 33 ft. LY Motorhome. We seem to be having trouble with the Dometic Refrigerator - It takes about 12 to 14 hrs to get cold and even then not all that cold even on the highest setting.

Question: How long should it take for the Dometic Refigerator to reach a normal operating temperature? Any suggestions on how to speed up the process (we've been putting a bag of ice in at start-up to accelerate the process.

Thanks for your help

Wayne Boyd
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Are you having trouble when on LPG? Is it OK on electric?

If the problem is on gas, the gas burner and orifice must be removed and cleaned.

You should also make sure the LPG pressure is at leasy 12 inches of water column.

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Cooling my fridge in my 75 is an overnight process.
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If the reefer is empty, it should get cold in a couple of hours.

Make sure the burner and orifice is very clean. That should be done every 3 to 4 years. The LPG pressure should be 12 inches.

Also, since you live in a place that has way too much heat, installing a cooling fan behind the reefer that blows cooler air up thru the coils, and out of the roof reefer vent cover, will definitely help.

You can get those cooling fans that operate on solar power, so you don't have a battery drain.

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Ours takes 8 to 10 hours. We always fire it up day before we plan to head out.

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Before the last trip I started the frig day before, digital thermometer wasn't showing much movement down after a couple of hours, switched it to gas and it was at operating temp in about 4 hrs, once at temp I switched it back to electric.
Also make sure you are relatively level.
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