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jhat2020

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dometic fridge issues
« on: August 19, 2017, 03:03:02 PM »
2018 outback 312bh. So we bought this thing for our summer vaca at the beach. Camped several weekends before fridge worked no prob. last week turned on the fridge on electric on Thursday at the house. we we're out of town Friday thru Sunday. Not camping. Start loading the camper, same day Sunday. and it's not cold at all, no moisture, no evidence it had been cold. We head out hoping it will maybe work on gas. Nope nothing. The burner did get warm on both gas and electric. turn off and on several times. let sit a day. nothing. luckily it has a outdoor kitchen and we used the mini fridge, still had to cooler drinks. Sorry this is long. Anyway, get home today and somehow the fridge was turned on, kids or wife idk. freaking thing is working! Anyone hear of such?

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Re: dometic fridge issues
« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2017, 05:02:34 PM »
Never heard of such however you might have a loose connection. Check the control board and wires. Even on LPG, it needs 12 volts to run.
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Re: dometic fridge issues
« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2017, 08:34:43 AM »
The fridge needs 12v power to function in any mode, and 120v power for electric mode. Those power sources are the first thing to check.  If the control panel lights and interior light in the fridge come on, you know it has 12v power.

You stated the "burner did get warm" in both modes, so that suggests that power was applied.  However, the area around the heater (gas or LP) should be more than warm - the fridge operates at about 350 F. so the burner & boiler tube ought to be too hot to touch.
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