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Old 08-08-2006, 11:59 AM   #1
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Troublshooting Dometic 1303

Where should I begin to find out why my refer is not working? Actually, I have only tried it on 12 volt and shore power since my propane system is not connected yet. I get the green power light near the floor, and the interior light, but no cooling and nothing in the rear is getting warm. I have heard the problem may lie in the circuit board. Where is the board and how do I check it? I have also heard the contacts may need cleaning. i think I know where they are. This fridge looks brand new, so I can't imagine it being "worn out".
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Old 08-09-2006, 03:53 PM   #2
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Wow, that's a broad question with lots of directions to go to find the problem. First, try to get a schematic of the box. Briefly, the electric function of the cooling unit depends on getting power to the heating element, having a functioning element and a functioning cooling unit. A volt meter would help with this.

I'm sure others will add to this simple beginning. Good luck.

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Old 08-10-2006, 11:13 AM   #3
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If I knew where to look for the circuit board I would have a head start. I can't tell just be looking at the back where the board is. I heard that one can test the refer by jumping some places on the board. Anyone else heard that?
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