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Old 06-20-2013, 07:41 PM   #1
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12 volt fridge problems

My Dometic RM2601 doesn't work on 12 volts. There is power to the outside connection. I assume there is a 12 volt heating element. Any ideas? It works fine on 110 an LP. Shad
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Old 06-20-2013, 08:02 PM   #2
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Yes there is a 12v element , been a while since I had a rig with 3 way fridge, so I can't remember if there is a fuse in the control circuit for the element alone . The 110 & 12v elements will be side by side in the chimney above the burner, covered by a tin plate and insulation. Check for 12v power with a multi meter and then resistance through the heater element. No 12v power , backtrack to the control panel looking for a fuse or defective switch.
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Turns out to be a sticky switch. If I wiggle it and twist it it comes on, so I hooked up a small LED so I can tell when it is on. I mounted it outside behind the the fridge access panel. I was easier this way and I can check on it when I stop while travelling. Shad
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There is a product that may help, " Tuner Contact Spray ", if there are any openings in the switch, that can allow the spray in side it can clean up the contacts. I've used this product in 110volt switches and it was originally developed for TV tuners , so it's safe.
I think I've seen it in Walmart, and Radio Shack, for sure.
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