Dometic lights and cools on gas but stops cooling

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traildog08

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I have a RM 2351 Dometic that lights up on gas and after the refrigerator starts to get to a good cooling temp the cooling stops but the burner is still on. This unit is a 2014 model.
 

1dino17

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Maybe sound crazy but check if you are getting gas to the fridge if it stops it like no fuel to burn also check out door and look if your burner tube is blocked with debris
 

Lou Schneider

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How hot is it outside? If it's above the mid 90s the chimney effect that carries waste heat away from the coils on the rear of the refrigerator can break down. Same if the area behind the refrigerator or the top vent is clogged. If it's just heat related adding a small fan to blow air upwards past the ooils can restore enough air circulation to let the fridge start cooing again.
 

traildog08

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Maybe sound crazy but check if you are getting gas to the fridge if it stops it like no fuel to burn also check out door and look if your burner tube is blocked with debris
Gas flow is good given that the burner is still lit after the fridge stops cooling. The heat stack is all clear as well.
 

traildog08

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How hot is it outside? If it's above the mid 90s the chimney effect that carries waste heat away from the coils on the rear of the refrigerator can break down. Same if the area behind the refrigerator or the top vent is clogged. If it's just heat related adding a small fan to blow air upwards past the ooils can restore enough air circulation to let the fridge start cooing again.
It has been in the 90's and over 100 when this happened. Helping that heat out of the stack makes good sense. The stack is clean as well the area around the coils. Thanks.
 
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