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Old 06-29-2011, 12:08 AM   #1
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Refrigerator on Auto/electric

i have yet to get the fridge tocwrk without gas button on. is this normal? i think the auto electric side is malfunctioned from factory. anyone?
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Old 06-29-2011, 05:26 AM   #2
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on my dometic, i have to switch to auto and it will select elec first and if that isn't available, it will switch to gas.
in the back of the frig, there is an A/C power cord, make sure it is plugged in and the breakers aren't tripped. if it isn't getting A/C, it will assume no shore power and switch to gas. the control circuits are all DC.
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Old 06-29-2011, 08:04 AM   #3
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Dometic Fridge Manual

While it certainly possible you have a bad fridge; my money is on a poorly conducted pre-delivery inspection and briefing to you on how it works.

There are many threads here that will explain it all in detail, but a few minutes with the manual will work wonders.
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Old 06-29-2011, 08:36 AM   #4
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i have yet to get the fridge tocwrk without gas button on. is this normal? i think the auto electric side is malfunctioned from factory. anyone?
Gas button "out" effectively locks out the electric.

To clarify, are you saying the the fridge will cool only in "Auto mode" and not cool when in "gas only" mode?

To allow the fridge to choose between AC or Gas:

  • On/Off button is depressed to "on"
  • Gas button needs to be pushed in.
  • The "auto" light will light up and it will choose AC first and then gas if AC is unavailable.

If I wanted gas only and not AC:

  • On/off button is depressed to "on"
  • Gas button needs to be out.
  • The "auto" light will not light up.
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Old 06-29-2011, 01:39 PM   #5
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i agree with the others, that you probably didn't get good instructions on how the fridge buttons work.
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Old 06-29-2011, 03:08 PM   #6
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My refrigerator (DM2652) quit cooling less than a month after I got the trailer. The auto light stays on no matter what since it is 12V. I found the GFI had tripped and no 110V was even getting to the unit. When I did reset the GFI I still thought the unit was not working because the compressor would not kick on immediately. Be patient. For some reason it does not come on immediately. Give it about an hour and you will know if the unit is cooling properly or not. It takes several hours to get to the proper operating temperature.
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Old 06-29-2011, 03:17 PM   #7
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There is no compressor on a rv fridge, it will take at least 8 to 12 hours before you notice it cooling, but no compressor, you might have a cooling fan in the back.
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Old 06-29-2011, 03:17 PM   #8
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When I did reset the GFI I still thought the unit was not working because the compressor would not kick on immediately.
Most RV fridges don't have compressors.....they are absorption systems.
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That tells me why whatever kicked on doesn't kick on immediately. Our old trailers fridge always made a sound to indicate it was running when you plugged in the shoreline without having to go around and look at whatever lights were...or werent...working.
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On the DM 2652, there is a cooling fan for the coils near the outside of the fridge.....that might be what you are hearing.
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