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Old 07-22-2015, 12:09 PM   #41
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The down side of having the buss block and the fuse on the top of the unit is having to remove the front fascia if one suspected a blown fuse.
At least the fuse holder in Myrons junction box faces forward. The fuse holder in my junction box faces toward the rear of the fridge. Is there no standard installation procedure ?
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Old 07-22-2015, 01:54 PM   #42
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At least the fuse holder in Myrons junction box faces forward. The fuse holder in my junction box faces toward the rear of the fridge. Is there no standard installation procedure ?
Small solace. Suppose you were someone who had never worked on your refrigerator, how would you know there was even a fuse THERE? You shouldn't have to do that kind of work to check a fuse, strikes me that the installation wasn't correct in the first place.
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Old 07-22-2015, 04:48 PM   #43
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This problem has surfaced only after I did the work listed in my initial post. My batteries, etc etc are all fine. I did plug it directly into shore power. Results are same. It waits an hour and a half, then shuts down, starts blinking red. Never happens on propane.

The question of standard installation - more specifically the "very odd" differences in Dometic's assembly, and locations of parts for the same model is very interesting. Here's a pix of my fridge controls display. Dave1, who got his 4.3 a month before me, has a completely different display.

Got a month left on warranty...I'm taking the thing to a Dometic authorized repair shop. My earliest appointment: Monday 3Aug. Meanwhile....
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Old 07-22-2015, 06:33 PM   #44
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Your display is different the mine too. I had not notice that before.
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Old 07-22-2015, 10:01 PM   #45
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The problem is solved.

In speaking to my trailer service guy this afternoon, telling him this tale of woe, he suggested before bringing the trailer in I should try removing that Snip-the-Tip aftermarket adjustable thermistor and re-attaching the original Dometic one.

I did it. At 5:40 PM temp in fridge was 82F, in trailer 91F. Pulled Snip-the-crap out, turned fridge onto shore power, 5 dots.

At 7:30 PM I creeped nervously back to the trailer to check the status. Fridge temp now 64F, trailer temp 87F and... NOOOO red blinking light! All is good again.
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Somebody should start a museum of after market devices for Dometic.
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Oh well, another Dometic "fix" bites the dust. I notice that the guy with the blue "fridge fix" fan hasn't been around lately either.
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The problem is solved.

In speaking to my trailer service guy this afternoon, telling him this tale of woe, he suggested before bringing the trailer in I should try removing that Snip-the-Tip aftermarket adjustable thermistor and re-attaching the original Dometic one.

I did it. At 5:40 PM temp in fridge was 82F, in trailer 91F. Pulled Snip-the-crap out, turned fridge onto shore power, 5 dots.

At 7:30 PM I creeped nervously back to the trailer to check the status. Fridge temp now 64F, trailer temp 87F and... NOOOO red blinking light! All is good again.
Myron also bought the snip the tip . Didn't install though . Followed Reace advice and try what I did first . I am sure glad I didn't now . Glad your frig is OK now and you don't need service . Pat
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Oh well, another Dometic "fix" bites the dust. I notice that the guy with the blue "fridge fix" fan hasn't been around lately either.
Yup, they made their $ and disappeared.....
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