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Old 04-12-2015, 05:22 PM   #1
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5.0 RM2510 fridge issue

Was out testing systems this afternoon. Ran stove burners. Got furnace lit and working. Water heater working.
Light that is supposed to flash when fridge is turned to gas is not lit. Tried moving the selector to electric and back to gas several times, but still no flashing light.
Had a spill a couple years ago and some probably got into the gas/electric selector area, but it was still working.
I'm tempted to take the cover off this area to see what is behind that might be causing the problem. No instructions for this or suggestions for the light not flashing to be found in the manual.
There are two holes in the cover that allow access to screws. Wish I was positive that if I undid those screws, the cover would come off, and nothing else.
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Old 04-12-2015, 05:36 PM   #2
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No instructions for this or suggestions for the light not flashing to be found in the manual.
Do you have a service manual, or just the owner's manual?
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Old 04-12-2015, 05:49 PM   #3
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Just have owner manual, but I looked up troubleshooting manual. It didn't help because I am hopeless when it comes to electric circuits. However, I turned the selector knob to gas one more time, and the light flashed. I've lit the fridge and will check it in about four hours.
I still would like to get the cover off though, so I can clean up any debris. There is a screw cap at the far left that may reveal a screw, or there are the access holes in the cover ( one just right of the LED ).
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Old 04-12-2015, 06:01 PM   #4
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I have an older RM2300 in my Boler. I know the contacts on the rotary selector for gas/electric gets dirty and corroded occasionally. I found just rotating it repeatedly a number of time the contacts will get cleaner due to them rubbing together. To clean them properly with contact cleaner I had to remove the fridge to access the switch.

Not sure if this will work on yours but
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Why not ask Reace at Osoyoos, he would know and you can then watch him take it apart.
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Hoping to go somewhere couple of weeks from now. I do have a expensive can of electrical contact cleaner, but not the access.
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Then I'd go ahead and remove the screws, what harm would it do.
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Then I'd go ahead and remove the screws, what harm would it do.
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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.
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Googled RM2510 exploded view and found this: Laurelhurst Distributors Parts Breakdown - Dometic Refrigerators

Still unsure.
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