Your instructions were comprehensive and very understandable for a novice electronics person like myself. Sometimes I get tunnel visioned and you gave me a fresh view of the numerous terminations. Your separated instructions regarding the Thermal Fuse were especially appreciated and helped me grasp the function of this Fuse.
Prior to reading your post, I had managed to get the wiring corrected to the point that the refrigerator was back working properly, although the Thermafuse (high temp sensor?) leads were not connected, which precipitated this thread.
I have two questions;
1. You stated that one red wire goes from the Fuse to J1, then you listed J1 and 12V DC terminal as being connected. Would not this defeat the purpose of the FUSE wire by having a separate wire going to the hot side of the DC block?
2. I tested the red leads from the Thermal Fuse and there was NO continuity. After having pressed the middle reset button on the Fuse, I should have a complete circuit (similar to other fuses)? This Fuse may have been my problem all along. Or, in the past someone may have bypassed the defective Fuse and consequently the circuit board was damaged later.
Also, I have attached a photo of some thing that was glued to the cover of the old Dometic circuit board cover. I don't know what it is and Dinosaur instructions do not reference it. Is this something related to the ice maker operation? Whatever it is, the refrigerator works with or without it being re-connected (I previously removed the ice maker due to a busted water supply line).