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Old 11-29-2017, 09:17 AM   #1
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Dometic Refrigerator Question

What routine maintenance should I be doing on our Dometic Refrigerator? Doesn't seem like there is very much to do, which might be good but then I might be missing something important. Thank you for any guidance.

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As you said, there's really not much to do! Watch the fins to be sure it's defrosting so ice don't build up over the thermistor and cause wrong temp readings. Check the back side from time to time, looking for yellow residue that would indicate a cooling unit leak. If you don't use the propane side much, check the burner tube for mud dauber nests. Check the vent fans in back to be sure they are still working. That's about it!

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Old 11-29-2017, 09:50 AM   #3
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I'd screen the inspection door vents off.....just like every other opening, including the A/C cover, using aluminum screening....
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Old 11-29-2017, 12:03 PM   #4
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Mine is in a slide. I built a reflection shield at the top. To get the heat out. And a shield at the bottom to direct the air over the coils. Black piece is the bottom piece. The other, before and after. Top section of fridge vent. Also as mention, screen off the vents.
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Old 11-29-2017, 12:12 PM   #5
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You guys looking for air flow, do know that screens block up to 50% of it. The tighter the screen the less flow.
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Old 11-29-2017, 12:24 PM   #6
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The RV Doctor: Cleaning & Servicing the RV Absorption Refrigerator

Also check out this Dometic Fridge Manual........lots of good info that pertains to ALL Absorption Fridges. Pg 21 has Good Info on Ventilation
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Old 11-29-2017, 04:21 PM   #7
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I made my own screens for my vent covers. Formed to fit then hot glued them on. Here's a pic of the lower air deflector on the back of my fridge.
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Put a cooling fan back there to keep the fridge cool and blow the back out really good with compressed air once a month. Also regularly check and make sure all electrical connections are nice and tight. Check for cracked or loose wires.

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