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Old 01-30-2013, 09:09 AM   #1
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my fridge seems to be not getting cold when its on electric but gets cold when i switch over to propane. any ideas?
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Old 01-30-2013, 09:19 AM   #2
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Electric heating element is probably burned out. Could also be a fuse, but the element is relatively easy to replace.
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If the heating element shorted out, it most likely popped the fuse. You might need to replace both. I would start with the fuse. It should be located on the control board. If it's blown, I would next use an ohmmeter and check the resistance of the heating element. If it reads <1 ohm, it is shorted and has to be replaced. I think the common element resistance is about 60 ohms. if the elementis good, it may just be the fuse. good luck.
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my fridge seems to be not getting cold when its on electric but gets cold when i switch over to propane. any ideas?
Definitely the heating elements...we just had the same problem.... there are 2 elements & they are a special order from Dometic ($110)....good thing you can use the fridge on gas until they arrive.
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my fridge seems to be not getting cold when its on electric but gets cold when i switch over to propane. any ideas?
Might want to take a look here Results for AC Heating Elements **************** as the prices looks great
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