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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, 03:17 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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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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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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The repair was quite easy and took about 30 minutes.
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How you did the repair yourself?

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How you did the repair yourself?

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So, a long story as short as I can:

1) Looked up my serial number on the web page and it said I needed the recall done on my camper.

2) I DID NOT want to haul my camper to my "so called" dealer for reasons anyone who follows my posts would be happy to expand upon.

3) I looked up Authorized repair centers on the Dometic web page and was shocked to find one across the street (about a block away).

4) While you can't order the recall pack yourself, the "Authorized Dometic Repair Center" turned out to be a garage. When I went there to have them do the recall, the owner realized his own camper had not had the recall done and ordered two sets (one for him and one for me).

5) So the kits came in and it was so simple to do, the owner showed me the install instructions and asked if I wanted to try it. I said sure (of course) as the kit was free. I watched him do his (about 30 minutes from opening the box through applying the sticker) and went home.

6) Got home and found out mine was already done at the factory (The FULL model number was not RM but DM and had not realized there was a difference when I was on the web site).

7) Turns out my buddy Val needed the recall done to his Montana, so I used my kit to do the recall on his fridge. (OK it took me about 15 minutes more than the mechanic as I needed to hunt all over the garage for tools my dog hid.)

That's my story.
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Old 06-16-2014, 11:59 AM   #54
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Ok, Could you tell me as far as parts, What does the recall consist of?
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Consist of a metal shield that protects frig, air intake grill, and the wood from direct flame. A temperature breaker mounted to the boiler insulation shield abt 4 or so inches above the burner.
Ideally, if the boiler leaks and ignites, the gas burner will shut down and the will hopefully go out.
If the boiler developed a leak, The gas burner can ignite it and flare up.
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Thank you very much for the info.

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...OK it took me about 15 minutes more than the mechanic as I needed to hunt all over the garage for tools my dog hid...
I have the same problem with our dog. She won't put the tools up and just scatters them all over.
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I couldn't get the previously posted link to the recall working but was able to find the recall page here
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Old 06-17-2014, 07:04 PM   #59
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I have the same problem with our dog. She won't put the tools up and just scatters them all over.
Well at least she doesn't pee on them like out cat does
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Just to make sure I read everything right, here's my info. The fact that my model number is DM2862, should mean the recall has already been done, or my unit is not affected, correct? I know it's new, but wanted to make sure. Recall doesn't even let you select our model as a possibility, just the RM2862.
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