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Old 04-20-2016, 09:14 AM   #1
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Domestic refrigerator may not be working

We have an older Coachman with a Dometic refrigerator. It seems like it might not be working and we are supposed to go camping today. Any ideas?

It is backed up into our driveway right now and my husband has changed it from electric to propane at this point to see if it will get colder.
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Old 04-20-2016, 11:19 AM   #2
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They take a while to cool off.
We have fast cooled ours by adding bags of ice, but you generally need 24 hours for them to cool.
If it is getting near the top or back of the fridge (depending on construction ) then it is likely working. You can also check the coils on the back they should get earm...
Again it takes a day for them to cool.
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Test the 192V outlet where the frig is plugged in. Plug in your sweeper/ can opener/mixer, anything with a cord to see if it runs. It could be the breaker is tripped or has failed.
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Test the 192V outlet where the frig is plugged in. Plug in your sweeper/ can opener/mixer, anything with a cord to see if it runs. It could be the breaker is tripped or has failed.
I hope the voltage isn't that high!!
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The propane burner may be clogged and preventing a good flame. Sometimes rust flakes from the chimney will fall on the burner. Remove the cover and see if there is a good bluish flame.

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We have an older Coachman with a Dometic refrigerator. It seems like it might not be working and we are supposed to go camping today. Any ideas?

It is backed up into our driveway right now and my husband has changed it from electric to propane at this point to see if it will get colder.
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I hope the voltage isn't that high!!
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Refrigerator now working

His and unplugged motorhome and washed it. Then, he turns refrigerator on using electricity. Now, it's working like nothing was wrong. Motorhome is scheduled to go to the shop tomorrow for a checkup onside and out. We are still taking it to be sure everything chicks out okay. Thank you all so much fr your suggestions.
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I hope the voltage isn't that high!!
Good catch, thanks! Sometimes my brain and fingers do not play well together.
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