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Old 12-19-2009
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Dometic Refrigerator rm 3601 quit a while back and got time today to figure it out,,

anybody use this website to fix thier fridges?

http://bryantrv.com/index.html

anyway--got a manual and went to testing..its a 3 way with no yellow residue so the coil aint bad..good sign

checked all 3 voltages good to go

got propane ck

got green lights on eyebrow but when pushing the test/mode button no red light or anything......hum

look on internet for a while and nobody has posted about this problem and manual dont say nothing so heck....................

found 2 fuses on the unit after taking of some shields on back-both good dang.......

ok now to get serious and start jumping stuff and make it work..

jumped 12vt heater and it worked
jumped 120 vt heater and it worked

now what runs everything in a fridge???????

had a DUH moment an jumped the simple thermostat inside the icebox/propane and WOW---had a my light back SUCESS~!~!

left it jumped and it got the freezer down to 15 in 3 hrs..

turned it off and I bet it all works tomorrow on the other power sources

just a FYI as I dont what to buy a 1300$ fridge untill I have too!

DO YOU????

thermost is 56 bux delivered

we can FIX anything if we want to right


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that looks like an automotive T-stat,did yu check NAPA?

Today Rob and I changed the cooling unit in his fridge,we bought a new unit and took his fridge out and changed out the unit,and put it all back in.
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Dometic Refrigerator rm 3601 quit a while back and got time today to figure it out,,

anybody use this website to fix thier fridges?

http://bryantrv.com/index.html

anyway--got a manual and went to testing..its a 3 way with no yellow residue so the coil aint bad..good sign

checked all 3 voltages good to go

got propane ck

got green lights on eyebrow but when pushing the test/mode button no red light or anything......hum

look on internet for a while and nobody has posted about this problem and manual dont say nothing so heck....................

found 2 fuses on the unit after taking of some shields on back-both good dang.......

ok now to get serious and start jumping stuff and make it work..

jumped 12vt heater and it worked
jumped 120 vt heater and it worked

now what runs everything in a fridge???????

had a DUH moment an jumped the simple thermostat inside the icebox/propane and WOW---had a my light back SUCESS~!~!

left it jumped and it got the freezer down to 15 in 3 hrs..

turned it off and I bet it all works tomorrow on the other power sources

just a FYI as I dont what to buy a 1300$ fridge untill I have too!

DO YOU????

thermost is 56 bux delivered

we can FIX anything if we want to right


I had the same problem this past January, on my way to Q. Thermostat fixed it. I pretty sure I posted about that adventure.
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Dometic Refrigerator rm 3601 quit a while back and got time today to figure it out,,

anybody use this website to fix thier fridges?

http://bryantrv.com/index.html

anyway--got a manual and went to testing..its a 3 way with no yellow residue so the coil aint bad..good sign

checked all 3 voltages good to go

got propane ck

got green lights on eyebrow but when pushing the test/mode button no red light or anything......hum

look on internet for a while and nobody has posted about this problem and manual dont say nothing so heck....................

found 2 fuses on the unit after taking of some shields on back-both good dang.......

ok now to get serious and start jumping stuff and make it work..

jumped 12vt heater and it worked
jumped 120 vt heater and it worked

now what runs everything in a fridge???????

had a DUH moment an jumped the simple thermostat inside the icebox/propane and WOW---had a my light back SUCESS~!~!

left it jumped and it got the freezer down to 15 in 3 hrs..

turned it off and I bet it all works tomorrow on the other power sources

just a FYI as I dont what to buy a 1300$ fridge untill I have too!

DO YOU????

thermost is 56 bux delivered

we can FIX anything if we want to right


As Woody said earlier in another thread "A man built it, a man can fix it"
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Way to go Woody! I'll remember to check the T-stat when mine fails. "a man built it, a man can fix it". Especially true about a BB, few if any plastic parts. It's like working on a classic automobile, old-style construction - nuts and bolts. Very serviceable. Even my '02 is this way.
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