For Sale: Dometic RM211 Fridge - for repair or parts - Fiberglass RV


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Old 05-08-2014, 08:35 PM   #1
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Dometic RM211 Fridge - for repair or parts

3-way Dometic RM211 fridge from the '80s, with freezer!

Was keeping it as a spare, but looks like it just quit on me, and I have no room for it. Not exactly sure what is wrong with it, possibly just needs a new heating element, as I feel no heat coming from it when plugged to AC outlet. 12V and propane modes unverified as fridge is not installed - they did work at some point.

Cooling unit seems super clean (hardly any rust), and fridge itself hasn't been used in a few years.

Located in the Ottawa area... Local pickup preferred, at least for the next few days, but I could be convinced of shipping it if there are no local takers and if you make a convincing argument for it.

Not sure how much to ask for a dead fridge, but am open to offers.
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Old 05-09-2014, 12:41 PM   #2
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That cooling unit looks brand new! Can you do a check of the ohms on the 120 VAC plug?
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That cooling unit looks brand new! Can you do a check of the ohms on the 120 VAC plug?
Looks like open circuit on 120VAC and 12V. Fuse on DC wire looks good.

Hmmm, but don't these things have two separate elements for DC and AC? Can't remember from the last time I took one apart.

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If I had to guess, the electric element,(s) is your only problem. They are replaceable.

The fridge is in amazing shape.

Someone in the Ottawa area should jump on this.
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Hi, I live in oshawa, would you ship it there?
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Hi, I live in oshawa, would you ship it there?
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I'll ship anywhere in Canada in a few days once I've determined that nobody local wants to buy it... and save me from having to pack it up.
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Sold.

Thanks David for the positive assessment.
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If I had to guess, the electric element,(s) is your only problem. They are replaceable.

The fridge is in amazing shape.

Someone in the Ottawa area should jump on this.
Do you know a source for the heating elements Dave... my 211 in my "77 4500 draws the battery down in a day, but works OK on 110v (though propane freezes everything). Could be a short in the 12v heater?? Not that savvy on these, but everything else looks good...
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Do you know a source for the heating elements Dave... my 211 in my "77 4500 draws the battery down in a day, but works OK on 110v (though propane freezes everything). Could be a short in the 12v heater?? Not that savvy on these, but everything else looks good...
My two cents... 12V mode on absorption refer is definitely not meant to run on a battery for any prolonged length of time unless the battery is also being charged simultaneously while driving by a tow vehicle that provides a charge line to your trailer. It is actually running the heater (resistor with high power drainage) off your 12V power source, like running a hair dryer. This mode is also fairly inefficient and won't keep your stuff as cold as 120V or propane. For use while travelling only.

12V compressor models on the other hand draw less power and can run longer.

If your RM211 drains your battery it means it is working great! Just not using the right mode.
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Daniel is completely correct.
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thanks guys... I'm on the hunt for a Danfoss compressor model now! I have an Engel 12v/120 in my 1300, and its really loud, have to shut it off at night to keep the noise down.
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thanks guys... I'm on the hunt for a Danfoss compressor model now! I have an Engel 12v/120 in my 1300, and its really loud, have to shut it off at night to keep the noise down.
I myself would consider LP mode again. There is typically a separate thermostat for it, perhaps yours is set too low, or you can have it looked at. Lasts for weeks on a propane tank, 100% quiet, no battery. And safe too as long as you check lines for leaks periodically with soapy water, and keep spiders in check.
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