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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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Old 06-13-2018, 04:26 PM   #2
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I believe you need to turn it upside down for 24 hours for best results.

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Old 06-13-2018, 05:13 PM   #3
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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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Old 06-13-2018, 05:35 PM   #4
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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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