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Old 06-02-2011, 01:34 PM   #41
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Just made an appointment to get mine done too. I just bought a used 23SS and the previous owner didn't have it done.

Turns out part of the recall is done at the factory for some models depending on when it was manufactured. On mine the thermal fuse is installed on the boiler cover, but the new shrouds are not.
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Old 06-05-2011, 12:55 AM   #42
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We just bought a 2001 Fifth wheel with a unit in the recall. Is there anyway to tell if the previous owners already had this done.. Also it's freezing everything in the fridge compartment ect on the bottom shelf! How do you adjust the temp????
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Old 06-05-2011, 07:20 AM   #43
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We just bought a 2001 Fifth wheel with a unit in the recall. Is there anyway to tell if the previous owners already had this done.. Also it's freezing everything in the fridge compartment ect on the bottom shelf! How do you adjust the temp????
Check post #30 and 36.
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Old 08-14-2011, 09:42 AM   #44
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I had the same recall on my Dometic. Mine died 1 year and 2 weeks after buying my trailer pre-owned. Dometic and my dealer would not do a thing. My solution is a Kenmore, 9.6 cubic foot refridgerator. It matches the other appliances, fit perfect-I had to re-enforce the support decking. For $276 as opposed to the $1600 the dealer wanted-it works great! More room and with 7 kids we need it. We never "dry camp" so it works for us.
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Old 11-06-2011, 02:17 PM   #45
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I almost forgot all about this recall posting!

I just wanted to thank the members of this forum for posting the information on the Dometic refrigerator recall. Thanks to the posted information I was able to have the recall work performed on our Sierra TT at the end of last summer. No more worrying about possible fires while out for a weekend!
Again, thank you to the members of FRF!
My understanding of the "fix" is that they do not repair or replace the underlying problem, they merely install components to shut down the unit in the event the weld cracks, the refrigerant leaks and a fire starts.

Personally I would feel better replacing the cooling unit with the bad weld, or the whole refrigerator (maybe with a Norcold ??!!). And perhaps sueing Dometic for the cost.
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We just bought a 2001 Fifth wheel with a unit in the recall. Is there anyway to tell if the previous owners already had this done.. Also it's freezing everything in the fridge compartment ect on the bottom shelf! How do you adjust the temp????

Call Dometic at 1-888-446-5157 and have Model # and Serial # ready, they will tell you if yours is a recall.
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Old 06-14-2014, 09:55 AM   #47
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My understanding of the "fix" is that they do not repair or replace the underlying problem, they merely install components to shut down the unit in the event the weld cracks, the refrigerant leaks and a fire starts.

Personally I would feel better replacing the cooling unit with the bad weld, or the whole refrigerator (maybe with a Norcold ??!!). And perhaps sueing Dometic for the cost.
you are exactly right. mine had the recall work done several yrs ago. the cooling unit failed in Sept last year. it made 11.5 years. (it wasn't on gas at time of failure so the fire didn't happen).
other than it not cooling, there was a yellow liquid that had come from the boiler.
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Old 06-14-2014, 06:40 PM   #48
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How to tell if the recall has been done:

There is an overheat circuit breaker in the flue and there is a flame shield on the outside of the flue tower (may or may not have a sticker on the flame wall - depends on the guy that did the recall - many owners just sent for the recall kit and did it themselves).

If the model number is DM instead of RM The recall was performed at the factory (even if your serial number is in the recall range).
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When you call they will tell you if it was done.

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I'm trying to get mine done, I would like to know what they do and what they add to it myself.

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