Originally Posted by PODGE
I bought a brand new fifth wheel last December. Just took it out for the second time last weekend. The refrigerator would not work. I went thru the troubleshooting guide, did everything in it. Which wasn't much I could do.. check the gas, check the electric to it, other than that, shut it down and get it serviced... cost me $180 to find out it has a reset switch and after that, it worked. Since there wasn't anything wrong with the fridge, no warranty coverage.. But, since I did everything the manual said, I feel I should be reimbursed. They feel otherwise. No parts under warranty were not replaced.
Podge, can you explain in more detail what you did in checking it? Without knowing which model fridge you have, I am assuming you have a 3-way model that can be powered by 120 volt, propane, or 12 volt. You said you checked the electrical to it....which I am assuming you meant 120 volt and had the trailer plugged into shore power...........or did you just mean you checked the 12 volt DC side to it?
If you were only having problems on the propane side, this fridge, like several other LP appliances in your trailer (water heater, furnace) has a safety gas shutoff in case the appliance doesn't light the propane. (Your fridge has to burn propane to cool, and it messes peoples minds up trying to grasp this).
The dometic manual does state how to reset the propane system in case of a "failure to ignite" system shutdown.