Troubleshooting a Dometic Propane Refrigerator

Dometic is a company that makes a series of different products that supply the marine and RV industries. Dometic propane refrigerators are designed for use in an RV, and run off propane gas and electricity. A malfunctioning refrigerator in an RV can cause a lot of expense in spoiled food, especially if you're in a remote area. Try a few different troubleshooting tips if your Dometic propane fridge isn't working right, so you can keep your food fresh.

Step 1

Plug the power cord securely into the socket to ensure it's working properly if the fridge or freezer isn't cold enough. Check the socket with a different appliance if you aren't sure that it's working properly.

Step 2

Scrape away any frost that has formed on the fins of the refrigerator, ensure the door is closed completely and check the thermostat to see that it's set at a cold enough level if the fridge is warmer than you'd like.

Step 3

Position the burner on correctly and clean out the flue tube if you notice an odor from the gas fumes. Remove the cover from the burner housing, then take out the burner mounting screws and burner assembly. Take out the flue baffle and wire from the top of the flue tube and then clean out the flue with a flue brush.

Step 4

Switch the refrigerator off and on three to four times to remove air from the gas line if your fridge isn't working in the gas operation mode. Change the gas bottle if it is empty.

Step 5

Unclog the burner jet or fill the gas bottle if you receive an LP warning signifying that gas ignition has failed. Remove the burner jet and soak it in wood alcohol before blowing it out with compressed air, to clean it.

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