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Old 09-27-2014, 09:13 PM   #1
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Dometic fridge quit

Our fridge quit during our last trip. Its the Dometic 1350 4 door. We have an extended warranty and are awaiting the solution now.

The fridge nor freezer would not cool. Fan works. Same results on gas or shore power. Believe it to have a blockage.

Anybody experienced this?

Looks like they have to pull the windshield to get the new fridge in. Yikes!!!
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Old 09-27-2014, 09:16 PM   #2
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Any error codes showing up?
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Old 09-27-2014, 09:18 PM   #3
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No code

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Any error codes showing up?
No codes. Acts normal just not cooling.
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Old 09-27-2014, 09:24 PM   #4
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Haven't heard that one before. If mine ever goes out I think I will make the switch to a residential model. If you are still under warranty they might give you credit towards a RR.
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No codes. Acts normal just not cooling.
I've read it here in the forum that rattling the rear coils can sometimes breakup a debris blockage inside. You want the evaporator bends behind the freezer but because of the close quarters in that space maybe the lower coils in the bottom is all you can reach. Its free and might work. Use a wood dowel such as a broom stick and shake as high as you can reach.
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Old 09-29-2014, 06:46 PM   #6
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This may sound crazy, but when we went to Daytona last year for the 500, my buddy's refer quit working. He called a on site service tech. When the tech came out he told him he see's this all the time. He also stated that a lot of younger guys and dealers won't try the method he was going to do because 1. They don't know about it and 2. They don't make as much $$..... He took the fridge out and turned it upside down, let it sit for an hour then put it back in place the proper way. Told my buddy to wait about two hours then turn it back on. Had been working ever since. Sometimes you will get a air bubble in one of the tubes and prevent it from cooling properly.... His would not cool at all, freezer or fridge... It is very easy to pull it out and flip it up.... Worth a try and save some $$. If it works...

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The attached details how to use the control panel to perform diagnostic tests. I recently had my RM1350 start acting up. It would run on LP but not AC. Blew two of the 5A glass fuses. Turned it off, let it come to ambient temperature, replaced fuse and now its working fine. Didn't have to use the diagnostics.
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I've read it here in the forum that rattling the rear coils can sometimes breakup a debris blockage inside. You want the evaporator bends behind the freezer but because of the close quarters in that space maybe the lower coils in the bottom is all you can reach. Its free and might work. Use a wood dowel such as a broom stick and shake as high as you can reach.
Worked well on my unit. Tech rapped (pretty sharply; smacked it pretty hard) on the coils with a rubber mallet.

That was two years ago, and no problems since.

BTW, I've been told that a total replacement on mine would be around $5K. OUCH!!

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Thanks. Tried banging on it, and all sorts of other home remedies. Looks like its toast.
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