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Old 08-15-2009, 11:07 PM   #1
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Last week in Yellowstone our Dometic RM 2193 fridge quit working so we turned it off and went to our cooler.
Tried 3 days later still did not work on 12 volt or propane. We got home and I plugged the Scamp in and yesterday turned on to 110 volts the fridge got cool but not cold I am thinking that the flue tube needs to be cleaned , how hard is that to do ? or of anyone has any other ideas as to the problem.
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Old 08-16-2009, 09:11 AM   #2
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How long was the fridge on 110 volts? Sometimes it takes a long time to come up to temperture I'd leave it plugged in for a couple of days and check the freezer for frost.
Here is a link to some repair manuals they might help they also sell parts and cooling units.

http://gasrefrigeration.net/dometic_manuals.htm
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Old 08-16-2009, 09:15 AM   #3
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In our Document Center, we have a manual for the RM2193: Installation and Operating Instructions

Hopefully you'll find something that will help
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Old 08-18-2009, 11:43 AM   #4
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Thanks for your help.
I did take the fridge out and cleaned the flue and gas jet.
I also talked to some fridge people and they advised to turn the unit upside down for 12-24 hours before i reinstalled .
Will let all know the results.
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Old 08-18-2009, 10:06 PM   #5
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www.RVMobile.com has a wealth of general info on fridges. You really have to watch for 'Level'
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Thanks for your help.
I did take the fridge out and cleaned the flue and gas jet.
I also talked to some fridge people and they advised to turn the unit upside down for 12-24 hours before i reinstalled .
Will let all know the results.
Dave
My fridge also quit working completely, this year. After buying a new cooler and a load of ice, I finally got around to removing it this week and let it sit upside down for a couple of days. Today I righted it and connected the power cord to an outlet in the garage. on checking it after about four hours I found that the freezer section was very cold. So now I will finish cleaning the propane burner and reinstall the unit into the trailer and then test it on 12v and on propane.
Many thanks for the heads up.
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Old 09-09-2009, 09:24 AM   #7
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After removing the fridge and turning it up side down for 24 hours, reinstalled and the unit has never worked better also added insulation around the fridge when reinstalled.
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After removing the fridge and turning it up side down for 24 hours, reinstalled and the unit has never worked better also added insulation around the fridge when reinstalled.
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Thanks so much for the info on this guys.
My fridge has not been working for two seasons and I thought, after 30 years, it was toast.
After looking at the manual in the doc center I pulled the unit out and fipped it upside down overnight - and oh yes it's working now.
Who'd of thought it.
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