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Old 04-21-2016, 06:39 PM   #1
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Dometic refrigerator propane failure

We are having problems with the propane staying lit when traveling. It does fine when the RV is parked. Has anyone else had this problem?

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Old 04-21-2016, 06:52 PM   #2
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Could you provide more info for your post , fridge model number and age and type of RV.

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Our RV is a 1997 National Dolphin .... The refrigerator is Dometic model #RM2852. The refrigerator is working fine, since we are parked. We also noticed last night that the water heater had gone off on its own. So it must be something with the propane...
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Have you verified a good flame at the burner?. Sometimes rust flakes fall from the chimney and partially clog the burner, making the flame susceptible to blowing out when driving.
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Check the burners first. You could have something as simple as a spider web and it blocks the flow of propane. Bugs could have built a nest.

Let us know if this helps.
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If your having problems with both the fridge and water heater it is very likely a problem with the pressure regulator coming off the tank. If it were mine, I'd take to a reliable shop and have it checked out. Many problems are simple to repair but when it comes to flammable gas, I think it's best left to people with more expertise and experience than me.

Here's an article with some specific information about RV propane systems.

The RV Doctor: What the Pro's Do - Propane System
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Thanks for the responses. The refrigerator & the hot water heater are working fine while we have been parked since last night, and they worked fine during the 1st 500 miles of travel this trip. But on the 300 mile travel through the Smokies is where the trouble began.

We will monitor the situation on the way back home, and will have the pressure regulator checked when we get back home.

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