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Old 01-09-2016, 08:41 AM   #31
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I do have a dometic....turned it off for the night and batteries are good this morning! I will look for the jumper and then see what elseems I can do. The other thread is from 4 years ago you would think they would have fixed this issue by now11!
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Old 01-09-2016, 10:22 AM   #32
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My model is a dmr702, it says the heater is used on ac....so is it really not being used during DC operation?
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Old 01-09-2016, 10:27 AM   #33
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The manual for your DMR is here in post #4:

Dometic dmr702 problem

Looking at the wiring schematic, it looks like you've got TWO sets of heaters in parallel with your inside light. You need to pull the wire on P6 on the control board.
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I pulled the 5A fuse that is saw in the manual, and disconnected the solar...so far it appears to have been the problem!
Thank you guys so much!!!
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Old 01-09-2016, 10:05 PM   #35
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I pulled the 5A fuse that is saw in the manual, and disconnected the solar...so far it appears to have been the problem!
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You hadn't mentioned solar, or I missed it.

It is quite possible that there are no blocking diodes on the solar system. If this is the case, the panels will actually drain the battery when there is no output from the panels.

Please elaborate on what solar installation you have.

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Already said pulling the fridge fuse solved the problem, nothing wrong with my solar.
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I pulled the 5A fuse that is saw in the manual, and disconnected the solar
I read that you both pulled the fuse AND disconnected the solar.

In this case, either one of them could have been the cause.

Hence my post regarding the possibility of the solar draining the batteries.

I realize your frustration, but a terse reply to someone trying to help is not needed.

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Disconnected solar to see if the drain on battery stopped after pulling fridge fuse....it did.
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My model is a dmr702, it says the heater is used on ac....so is it really not being used during DC operation?
I believe this is referring to the heater that powers the absorption cycle. The heaters around the door that we are telling you are always powered are powered by the same 12VDC that powers the inside light. So if you have the inside light coming on when you open the door, your battery or converter is supplying 12VDC to the door heater also. If you're on shore power, the 12VDC is coming from the converter and shouldn't impact your battery. If you're not on shore power, then the 12VDC is coming from your battery and would be why your battery is dying.

So pulling the fuses may have solved your battery problems, but now I suspect your fridge is probably not operating. I think you'd need to pull the wire off pin P6 to kill the inside light/door heater while still allowing the fridge to operate on gas.

While the manual shows the fuses, it doesn't really tell you what functions each fuse is for. It's possible that one fuse is just for the light/door heater, in which case you could pull it and still operate the fridge.
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Thanks for the help but again, pulled the fuse and it solved the problem...no light in fridge but also no more battery draining and fridge is running fine :-)
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