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Old 06-13-2018, 04:23 PM   #1
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Dometic rm211 fridge.

I'm trying to get the old fridge working that is in our trillium the thing probably has been sitting for at least 10 years if not more.

I pulled the fridge out of its spot and have been laying it from side to side and tipping it upside down to get the fluid moving.


I have now plugged it in to 110v but it does not cool, or at least the fins in the back don't get warm.

I have checked the fuse and it seems fine.
would this mean the 12/110 v heating element I shot? Anyone ever replaced one of these?
I'm sure some of you have worked on these before.
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I believe you need to turn it upside down for 24 hours for best results.
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Ohm out the heating element, that will tell you real quick if it bad.
Go to utube for instruction on how to check and repair.
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Mensie,

If you follow suggestions of Jack L and mszabo, and the heating element checks out as good, then:

- use a multimeter to verify that (1) you have power at the outlet and (2) the fridge is drawing power

- level the fridge and plug it in again, then wait at least 2 or 3 hours, THEN touch the coolant tubing around/in the freezer to determine if its getting cold

EDIT: Takes 24 hours for the fridge to get cold
EDIT: Also, make sure the fridge is set to 110vac electric mode
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I had some time to fiddle around with the fridge again, it turns out that it works on propane but not on electric so that tells me that the heating element is toast.
Anyone knows where to get a new one? and is it easy to install?
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I had some time to fiddle around with the fridge again, it turns out that it works on propane but not on electric so that tells me that the heating element is toast.
Anyone knows where to get a new one? and is it easy to install?
Most RV dealerships would have one of the 110 elements. Easy to install

Did you check the chiminey flue, is the spiral ribbon piece hanging from a wire? Also a good idea to vacuum off the dust and that from the tubes at the back of the fridge and blow some air around the chimney. Small spiders and flies love the smell of propane and love to crawl inside of the chiney. Wasps do too.

If you are going to dumble the fridge, you have to turn it from side to side, not front to back, just keep rolling it over. One roll, leave it for awhile, then another roll. Not complete rolls just 90 degrees at a time
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