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Old 03-12-2013, 09:43 AM   #1
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3170 Refrigerator

DW just called me. Says the refrigerator did not cool last night. We had it set to AUTO with the 3170 plugged into electric. We leave tomorrow to go to Washington, DC so I need to try and leave work early and go check it out. I asked her to check DC fuses found on panel outside the bed.

Looking for any ideas that she can try prior to my getting back home. This RV is 2013 so it is all new.

I am wondering: Should she see the LED lit if a DC fuse is open? I ask because a few weeks ago I was wondering why the LED is not lit for the bottom two fuses that are not populated.
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Old 03-12-2013, 09:47 AM   #2
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DW just called me. Says the refrigerator did not cool last night. We had it set to AUTO with the 3170 plugged into electric. We leave tomorrow to go to Washington, DC so I need to try and leave work early and go check it out. I asked her to check DC fuses found on panel outside the bed.

Looking for any ideas that she can try prior to my getting back home. This RV is 2013 so it is all new.

I am wondering: Should she see the LED lit if a DC fuse is open? I ask because a few weeks ago I was wondering why the LED is not lit for the bottom two fuses that are not populated.
Yes led light should be lit if blown.

If there's no fuse in the holder it will not light in regards to last two holders.

If the fridge light comes on when the door is opened you have 12v power to the fridge.
If there was a problem the check light would be on and flashing.

Is your slider for fridge temp at the bottom of fins or off?


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Old 03-12-2013, 10:16 AM   #3
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If the interior fridge light is not on, try turning the 12V main switch "on" at the bottom of the stair well.
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Old 03-12-2013, 12:45 PM   #4
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If everything seems okay except it doesn't cool, try switching to gas. If it cools then likely it's a failed heating element.
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Old 03-12-2013, 01:09 PM   #5
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If everything seems okay except it doesn't cool, try switching to gas. If it cools then likely it's a failed heating element.
Assumptions:

1) It was cooling on shore power before; but not now.
2) The popane tank is open and the range burners are bright and blue.
3) The "Auto" light on the eyebrow control is on.
4) The battery is charged and not dead.

If the shore power CB opened it should automatically switch to gas and keep cooling PROVIDED battery is good and gas is on.

If element is burned out OR the 120 VAC fuse is blown the auto feature will not switch to gas! MANUALLY switch to gas as ATVer recommended. The CHECK light should go out when the propane lights.

If it works you know what needs fixing.
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Old 03-12-2013, 10:35 PM   #6
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Ok, so here it is... DW was up late, and thought frig wasn't cooling. This AM she texted me first thing. She eventually made her way out to the RV and noticed it was cooling. So the lesson here is give these Dometics time to cool before you go looking for problems.

But the replies were great. Many thanks... I learned some new stuff. Awesome blog, no doubt about that. Everyone does their best to help and this is very cool...
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Ok, so here it is... DW was up late, and thought frig wasn't cooling. This AM she texted me first thing. She eventually made her way out to the RV and noticed it was cooling. So the lesson here is give these Dometics time to cool before you go looking for problems.

But the replies were great. Many thanks... I learned some new stuff. Awesome blog, no doubt about that. Everyone does their best to help and this is very cool...
Great!
And 12 hours minimum cool down time... more if you put food in right away.

Mine seems to cool down faster with fridge fans.
See next post.

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