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Old 08-21-2012, 08:47 AM   #1
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Refrigerator Question

We thought the fridge went out we were plugged in to power . tried it with the generator still nothing . it was sitting at a tilt We were not staying in the coach. then when we hit the road for home the fridge started working again on the generator. stopped for the night & hooked up to power and the check gas lite comes on .. the fridge is still cool but not sure its running . any ideas on why the fridge stopped cooling? does it have to be level to run ?
its a Dometic brand fridge
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Old 08-21-2012, 09:00 AM   #2
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The fridge needs to be close to level to operate properly. If it is way off level the cooling will be dramatically reduced. Do you have the controls set to AUTO so it switches back to gas when no power is available? You should not get a check gas warning connected to power if you are in the auto mode.
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Old 08-21-2012, 09:02 AM   #3
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was itt turned on when it was sittingg at a tilt and if so how long and how MUCH of a tilt? how old is the frig? dors it cool little bit? did you smell amonia or any yellow residue on the back of the frig?
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The older units are more sensitive to being level. But you can ruin one trying to run it too far off level.

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Without knowing how old the refer is we all are just guessing. If it's a few years old, mysterious shutdowns can often be traced to lack of maintenance. Cleaning the flame area, removing and replacing the connectors for the thermocouple, checking the air flow would be places to start.

As mentioned, running the refer when tilted more then 5 can cause it to stop cooling. Rule of thumb, according to the manufacturer, if it's uncomfortable to walk in your rig, then it's tilted too far for the refer.
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We thought the fridge went out we were plugged in to power . tried it with the generator still nothing . it was sitting at a tilt We were not staying in the coach. then when we hit the road for home the fridge started working again on the generator. stopped for the night & hooked up to power and the check gas lite comes on .. the fridge is still cool but not sure its running . any ideas on why the fridge stopped cooling? does it have to be level to run ?
its a Dometic brand fridge
Thanks
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Old 08-21-2012, 03:17 PM   #7
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Thanks that answers my Question about being level .. it is working just fine now running down the road ..yes it is on auto when getting the check light when pluged into power..& running off the gen. We are home now and the check light is off pluged we may never know ...
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