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Old 06-06-2017
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Hi all. Started my pretrip yesterday for Shippshewa and discovered only the freezer side of the fridge is. Cooling down. Checked the 2 glass fuses in the control module all ok. Coach stationary slight angle. Tried it again tday drove down to the Blue Beacon for a bath. Run time approx 1.5 hr. Still not cooling on fridge side. Temp setting #4. ANY ideas appreciated.
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I have been having the same symptoms, so I am interested in this too. Currently my Bird is at United RV in Fort Worth, waiting in line for at least two weeks. I had to leave it there and they will not let us stay in it, not even just to sleep overnight.

Does anyone (Ernie?) know of a place around Fort Worth that would work on a Dometic refrigerator without having to leave it there while waiting in line?
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Jimmy, If your a full timer and they are making you leave your coach to keep a place in line I would find another place. No reason for that at all. Get on the phone and find an RV dealer that services your brand refer. Might even be able to find someone on line.
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James have you tried gas and electric ?
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Electric only. Seems to be cooling now.
I hate it when they fix themselves
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Hi all. Started my pretrip yesterday for Shippshewa and discovered only the freezer side of the fridge is. Cooling down. Checked the 2 glass fuses in the control module all ok. Coach stationary slight angle. Tried it again tday drove down to the Blue Beacon for a bath. Run time approx 1.5 hr. Still not cooling on fridge side. Temp setting #4. ANY ideas appreciated.
Since your going to Shipshewanna Id stop at Leons and have him take a look. He can replace the cooling unit if needed...

When I was there last year he mentioned that the first sign of failure is lack of cooling... YMMV, but Id take a close look at the tubing behind the fridge.


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Electric only. Seems to be cooling now.
I hate it when they fix themselves
Next time start it a day or two early, before leaving. When you start them up on electric they take longer usually. Gas seems to work faster, but is still slow. I never left the same day I started the fridge. It always took a couple of days, especially if you put warm items in it. I always cooled stuff down in the house fridge and then took it out to the bus. The warm stuff sucks all the cold out of the fridge real quick.
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