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Old 08-02-2020, 05:47 PM   #1
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Dometic RM 2510 issues

Bought the rig back in February and just now finding time to check all the systems since I figured out that most of what the seller told me was false.


So far all systems tested work with the exception of the fridge (stove/oven, AC, Heater). Will test the Hot Water heater last.

When I had the fridge plugged in with the electric the finned plate did not get cooled at all (did not think to check the freezer though - will do another test tomorrow for that). When I ran it on gas after an hour the finned plate was not warm, slightly cool but no coldness in the fridge. I did think to check the freezer this time and it was quite cold, a wet finger would have stuck to the sides.

Also the parts on the outside where all quite hot, not sure if that matters or not.

Anyone have any ideas as to what I can check for the fridge to get cold?

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If the freezer is getting very cold, the fridge is working correctly. It takes a day or more for the refrigerator section to get cold. It does not work anything like a home refrigerator. It is called an absorbtion system. It does not pump cold air in, like a home unit. There is no compressor or fan or any moving parts. It uses recirculating ammonia to pull heat out of the air in the fridge. Give it at least 24 hours to cool before you use it.
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And yes, the outside parts do get quite warm. Make sure the drain line from the outside rear of the fridge is intact and runs to the outside of the exterior panel for defrosting.
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I put a battery operated fan like the ones that you can hang around your neck in our refrigerator when I first turn it on. I just use the lanyard to temporarily tie it to one of the lower racks. It seems to speed up the cooling process.
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I've been using this since last year. Works well.



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Here is the picture of the fan I mentioned. It's pretty small which is always a bonus. Once the refrigerator is cool I just take the batteries out and store it in the drawer.
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