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Old 08-06-2012, 07:02 PM   #11
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Cost of absorption unit

Haven't replaced it yet but if you replace it yourself which I plan to do an absorption unit runs from $395 to $595...

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Old 08-06-2012, 09:48 PM   #12
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Dead fridge

What is the refrigerator serial number?
Reason I ask is my 2006 Sunseeker fell in the recall serial number sequence.
Check here Official Dometic Recall - DometicUSA and see if your refrigerator is on the list. If it is contact your dealer about the recall and see if they will take care of things.

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Old 08-06-2012, 09:53 PM   #13
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The recall had nothing to do with the absorption unit.
It had to do with the chimney and the burner assembly.

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Old 08-06-2012, 10:05 PM   #14
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I recalled an issue with your Dometic fridge and decided to re-familiarize myself with it. Those fridge units and other Dometic models had a recall for fridges built in the late 90's and expanded to the mid 2000's models. The recall was for a fire hazard and the reset is an overtemperature switch and was retrofitted as part of the recall kit. Its purpose it to remove 12VDC from the circuit board thus disabling the refrigerator in the event of an overheat or fire condition. Very dangerous before the recall as I understand.

Because it is the thermofuse that is popping to protect you from a potential fire, I believe your unit has a failed cooling unit and that you should take it in to get repaired. You can try to get Dometic to replace but I really doubt they would do that. Worth a try, though.
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Old 08-06-2012, 10:05 PM   #15
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I believe the recall was to install a shield over the chimney and install the Temp sensor in case of fire..In other words they have a defective burner that is prone to cracking and causing a fire but all they were required to do is shut off refrigerator if fire occurs..NOT repair the burner cracked and leaked out refrigerant just as yours and thousands of others Dometic should be required to at least replace absorption unit for half price or less..but not waiting for that to happen...
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Old 08-07-2012, 10:35 AM   #16
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I am out of town but will check the recall when I get back tomorrow just in case. Thank you all for the great info.

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