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Old 07-11-2013, 09:46 AM   #1
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Sandpiper 345 domectic fridge not cooling on 110

Was camping last weeked .Had it plugged in before we left was working fine even when we got home after 4 days.Left it plugged in for this weekends trip and fridge was getting warm.
Unplugged and plugged it in again.Heard the fridge trying to ignite but had the gas off.turned the gas on it seems to be working.But not sure yet..If I turn the fridge power button on it will be lit but then it goes to auto check light too.
Any ideas.
Seem to be level in the driveway .
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Old 07-12-2013, 12:51 AM   #2
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If you are hearing it trying to ignite it's on the gas setting. Make sure you have it set to auto while plugged in.
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Old 07-12-2013, 06:44 AM   #3
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It is on auto .Not sure why it won't cool on 110v
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If it does not cool on 120 vac, check for a tripped breaker in electrical panel
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Breaker was good too.
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There is a fuse behind the outside fridge access door, under a cover with 2 screws. There are 2 glass round fuses, one for 12v for the auto-striker, and one for 120v, that is a 2.5 volt fuse, I believe. That should fix it. Be sure to turn the power OFF first, to avoid shock, and be sure your gas push button on the fridge control panel is in the off position- should be out, I think. Randy
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I don't want to rain on your parade, but we experienced the same thing with our 11-year-old Dometic before our last trip.

Open the outside cover and look around the base of the flue/chimney. If there's any sign of a yellow-colored flour-like substance there, you're headed for a cooling unit failure. It's sulfur powder and results from a reaction between the ammonia that's supposed to be in the cooling unit's closed loop plumbing and the combustion by-products from the propane burner.

We spent a hectic two weeks on the Oregon Coast in May, stopping at just about every Fred Meyer store on 101, buying bags of ice. After we got home, $1800 got a new Dometic fridge installed. The repair shop said I'd done well to get 11 years out of the original unit since most of them die at about 8 years.

Our new one has temperature control - what a concept! The old one was a Scandinavian-built unit, even though it carried the Dometic name. Their attitude was "we know what temperature your food should be at, so we won't let you change it."

We could have done without having to spend $1800, but that's how things tend to go for RV owners! We're on pins wondering what next (after I've fixed the Onan generator and maybe the chassis dash air and the living room overhead a/c, not to mention the rock rash I got on the left-side stow-bin doors at Harris Beach SP). Isn't this fun?
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