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Old 04-12-2015, 06:28 PM   #11
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Originally Posted by gbaglo View Post
Googled RM2510 exploded view and found this: Laurelhurst Distributors Parts Breakdown - Dometic Refrigerators.
From the Exterior Components view it looks like taking the front panel (index# 34) off would still leave you looking at the steel base frame of the cabinet (index# 23)... not helpful.

The Control and Burner Components view is from the back, and it shows that the working bits are a long way from the front-panel knobs, connected by the long rods that I mentioned earlier (#120 - #122). It looks like the switch (#87) is best reached from the back (trailer exterior). This is the same view I saw in an earlier manual for the RM2500.

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Old 04-13-2015, 10:54 AM   #12
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I don't know if this helps anybody or not but when I shut the propane off my fridge, for what ever reason, I shut it off FIRST at the fridge, then at the tank. It seems that when, and if, I shut the tank off first the line has to empty, via the fridge, making start up again somewhat more time consuming and difficult as the line has to once again fill with propane. Running the stove top first, when starting the fridge, I've been told, helps get the propane moving again but that has never been a help, most likely because the stove top always gets turned off at the stove top and not at the tank.
That's my 2 cents worth (and in Canada that rounds down to zero).

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Old 04-13-2015, 11:22 AM   #13
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Originally Posted by Brian B-P View Post
I only have a manual showing the parts of a RM2500... not quite the same. Even it doesn't clearly show how to disassemble the lower area.

In the RM2500, the knobs are in front but they are on the end of long rods because the actual switches are in the back. I would take off the outside intake vent/cover for access to clean contacts.

The danger in turning screws is that sometimes something behind the panel falls off, and there's no way to get to it. I'm always a little cautious about that, but in this case any exposed screw that looks like it is holding the panel on is likely doing just that - appliances like this are often fixed by people who don't have the full factory manual. Unfortunately, I doubt that removing that panel will help.
I had an older Dometic fridge in a camper. I had some problems with the selector knob so I took things apart. If those long rods that Brian mentions come out of place they can be difficult to get back in. Take care.
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Old 04-13-2015, 01:36 PM   #14
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My selector knob isn't particularly positive when setting to gas. It turns a good quarter turn past the gas setting. Not sure if the reason is at the front, where the knob attaches to the shaft, or if it's at the back where the contacts are. I'm just going to let it ride for now.
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Old 06-14-2015, 05:42 PM   #15
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rm 2510 problem on electric

this posting seems to refer only to propane operation....anyone have problems with running on electric (120 vac)?

ours runs fine on propane, but not on electric. unfortunately, we are traveling and our meter broke....any quick fixes or ideas?

we have checked the breaker, plug...the obvious items....

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Old 06-14-2015, 07:13 PM   #16
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Did you check the outside fuse? It can be seen and reached via the exterior fridge access panel.

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