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Old 09-03-2017, 05:21 PM   #1
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Refrig Dometic RM2354 not working

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Just arrived at Deception Pass WA and my refrigerator isn't cooling. I'm hooked up to electric which is working everything else. Odd thing too, the freezer seems to be working. Any ideas? Thanks Jan.
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Old 09-03-2017, 05:42 PM   #2
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Need more info.
Does it work on gas, 120vac?
Need to describe the "isn't cooling", did you try gas and electric?
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Thank you . Tried gas and 120 v and didn't cool. By that I mean the lower referigerator is not cold inside. The "fins" are somewhat cool to the touch but not cold enough to cool the box. The freezer is cold though. To be honest, I did not try the gas option for more than 15 minutes because it did not seem to be responding. Does that help?
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Old 09-03-2017, 06:12 PM   #4
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It does take awhile, if the freezer is freezing then it is working, check your batteries in your sensor, I some times reverse the sensors to make sure they are working correctly.
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Thank you! I've not worked with the refrigerator much yet, can you say more about where the batteries in the sensors are located?
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Try the gas for an hour or 2, use a thermometer if you have one and see if it's dropping. Try the same with electric. Make sure the fridge is set to it's coldest.
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I was referring to the thermometer batteries, sorry about the confusion.
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I plug in my trailer at home and run the fridge for a couple days on AC prior to leaving on the trip, gradually adding previously chilled and frozen food ( and beer ).
Just before leaving I switch it on to propane.
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Old 09-03-2017, 06:51 PM   #9
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Thank you all! Will give all this a try.
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Old 09-03-2017, 10:36 PM   #10
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Hello all.
We had the 2354 fridge in our 2005 17 footer for eleven years before moving up the line.
Never had a problem all those years.Give it a little time to cool down.This summer is one of the warmest in a long time.
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Old 09-04-2017, 12:43 AM   #11
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If you have AC (120V) hookup, then leave the fridge on AC to see if it gets cold. Once these fridges get warmed up, they take a while to cool down again. If you had your fridge chilled before you left home, I am guessing that it was not cooling while travelling (on propane?), and may take some time to cool down again once back on AC.

I would check the AC operation before propane, as there are more ways for propane operation to fail - such as not lighting, insufficient flame, etc. I have had them all. If the AC element works (as you said there is some chilling effect), then your fridge should get cold eventually on AC. In warm weather. most cooling seems to happen overnight.

If you have a cooler, empty your fridge contents into your cooler while the fridge cools to let it cool faster.

Contrary to Baglo, my fridge is finicky on propane, so I make sure it is working on propane rather than AC before leaving home. I have the newer model - RM 8551.

Hope you get it working again soon.
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