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Old 10-27-2012, 07:34 PM   #1
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Dometic fridge problem

I bought a used 206LTD pop up. When I pluged into 120 I heard the fridge running. of the Later noticed that the fridge was not cool. Checked the switches and noticed that both 120v and 12v switches were in the "on" position. Still felt heat comming from the rear of the fridge. Did having both switches on harm anything? Im New to campers. Thanks for any info.
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Old 10-27-2012, 08:25 PM   #2
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I bought a used 206LTD pop up. When I pluged into 120 I heard the fridge running. of the Later noticed that the fridge was not cool. Checked the switches and noticed that both 120v and 12v switches were in the "on" position. Still felt heat comming from the rear of the fridge. Did having both switches on harm anything? Im New to campers. Thanks for any info.
I doubt you heard it running, 99% of RV and Marine Dometic reefers are heat engine driven, they have no moving parts, no compressors. From your description it sounds as though it may have lost its charge of refrigerant. If you provide the model, it can be looked up and confirm its operating method. Maybe quicker for you you can call Dometic direct and ask for customer service for your model. Both power supplies on shouldn't hurt it, usually one source has priority of the other.
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Old 10-27-2012, 08:43 PM   #3
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your fridge doesn't "run". you probably heard the fan from the converter.

RV fridges/freezer are absorption cooled, not compressor cooled like your home's fridge. that's why the sealing is so tight.

also, it takes hours for a fridge to cool by 120v and even longer on 12v.
propane is much faster but even on a popup's fridge, it'll take hours to cool down.

you need to turn the 12v switch off.
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I bought a used 206LTD pop up. When I pluged into 120 I heard the fridge running. of the Later noticed that the fridge was not cool. Checked the switches and noticed that both 120v and 12v switches were in the "on" position. Still felt heat comming from the rear of the fridge. Did having both switches on harm anything? Im New to campers. Thanks for any info.
Hello and to the forums! Is the fridge working now?

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Old 10-28-2012, 01:17 PM   #5
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I did not have it pluged up very long. I'll wait and see what happens. Thanks to all of you.
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