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Old 01-30-2015, 09:03 PM   #1
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Dometic DM2852RBFX not cooling

My fridge turns on propane however the fridge is not getting cold. Any ideas?
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Old 01-31-2015, 06:37 AM   #2
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Usually takes about 8 hours for fridge to get cold. Is the freezer OK?
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Old 01-31-2015, 08:42 AM   #3
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My fridge turns on propane however the fridge is not getting cold. Any ideas?
When you say it "Turns On" what do you mean? The light indicating "Auto" mode illuminates? Or you are actually hearing the igniter spark and then the sound of the propane flame indicating ignition actually occurred and there is a flame heating the liquid tank?

Does yours have the option of selecting "Gas" only by depressing a button or do you only have the "Auto" option?

Does the "Check" lamp come on after a few minutes?

Are you hooked up the shore power while you are checking for propane operation?

And, as previously asked, have you given it sufficient time to start feeling the effects of cooling down?

All of this information may help someone here help you.
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Old 01-31-2015, 08:54 AM   #4
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What he said plus--
does it cool on electric?
Have you visually verified that it's actually got a flame on LP mode?
Age make and model would also help.
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I am dry camping in Glamis. When I turn on the fridge on auto, I hear the propane spark and hear flame burning. I turned on the fridge last night and 10 hours later fridge and freezer are warm.
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I am dry camping in Glamis. When I turn on the fridge on auto, I hear the propane spark and hear flame burning. I turned on the fridge last night and 10 hours later fridge and freezer are warm.
Well, based on that information, in my opinion, which may not be worth much, you have a major issue that is not gonna be resolved with a quick fix out in the field.

Someone else here may have a different outlook, but it would seem to me if you have the burner working/heating and you're not getting the cooling effect/heat exchange then there is a problem that could be major repair time.

Did it cool at home on electric before you got out on your camping trip?

Have you smelled or saw any type of ammonia leak?
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Is your unit level? Is the Flue hot?
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We leave our trailer in storage out here so do not know if unit works on electric. Hopefully this will be covered under the warranty. I pushed the second year warranty when we bought this trailer.

The trailer is level
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Have you checked your battery voltage with a multimeter...need to be above 12 volts for proper operation....Is propane supply adequate?

Here is manual in case you don't have...

http://www.manualslib.com/products/D...2-2821469.html
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