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Old 04-29-2013, 08:34 PM   #1
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1984 pace arrow dometic fridge not cooling

Hello, I recently made a post about my fridge not working. I removed all 3 batteries and had them charged and now the fridge light works. The fridge is a dometic rm 1303 fridge. When I follow the instructions turn on nob to on and the other to 4 the flame light apears but i get no cooling. now im at a loss of what to do? any help would be appreciated.
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Old 04-29-2013, 10:02 PM   #2
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Confirm flame at the rear of the fridge. Give it a few hours if there is flame there. If no cooling after that, it is probably the sealed system. But in order to confirm you must have either propane flame or 120v heating the absorption unit. No heat in the bottom, no workie.
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I have it hooked up to shore power from an extension cord to the house. is that what you mean?
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Fridge is a Dometic Refridgerator RM-1303 with aes, so it should manually goto 120v correct?
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Old 04-30-2013, 01:04 AM   #5
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Yes, 120v is needed to cool the unit, that or propane.

Open the outside access panel to the fridge and confirm that the bottom coils are being heated. Are they warm or cold? If cold, the heating element is not heating. It must heat the bottom to cool the top
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Quick question. Shore power is hooked up as I have no propane left, and the light inside the fridge turns on. I feel like a dufus, but do you think im not giving it enough time to cool before im assuming something is wrong? I only gave it approx 15-30 mins. Last time for whatever reason the house batteries died after someone left something on (perhaps my friend) without shore power. How long do these typically take to cool (or heat up as in the coils?). Once I recharged the house batteries and re-installed suddenly the lights work on the fridge (didnt before).
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Also, if I want to confirm the converter is working, should I read 13.6 volts when plugged into shore power and 12 volts when not?
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Also, if I want to confirm the converter is working, should I read 13.6 volts when plugged into shore power and 12 volts when not?
Yes, you should read around 13.6. If you are reading that high when plugged in then the converter is putting out good V and the batteries should be charging.
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do you think im not giving it enough time to cool before im assuming something is wrong? died after someone left something on (perhaps my friend) without shore power. How long do these typically take to cool
Try checking it out overnight (that's a little more realistic timeframe) especially if it's hot outside.
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