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Old 08-12-2015, 02:06 PM   #91
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I just added my 'J" trap to my condensate drain today, but now have to remember to winterize it.
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Old 08-12-2015, 02:21 PM   #92
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With a flexible line, you likely wouldn't have to worry at all, Jim. Though, easy to do.
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Old 08-12-2015, 02:22 PM   #93
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I may just uncoil for winter and then recoil next spring.
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Old 02-13-2018, 02:28 PM   #94
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Robert,
I just had this same problem and Dometic solution was to take it to an AUTHORIZED service center and wait for the parts and installation.
Really glad the Forum and you all are out there to help. This was such a small issue to interrupt a trip for.

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You're welcome Barry. Although it's not documented on this thread, the cause of the beep was condensation inside the fridge light cover interfering with the wire that plugs in the light. It shorts it somehow and so then the fridge light doesn't send the signal that the door is shut, and the alarm sounds. The "permanent" fix is to add a dab of sealant to the plug under the light cover, so condensation can't affect it.

We didn't figure this out until a year after the first problem. It started beeping again with the new light assembly that Reace had replaced a year before. I knew enough to pull the wire from the light so it would silence, but it was very puzzling that it had now happened again. I sat and thought for awhile about when and where it happened the first time. We were in Oregon and it was very damp with lots of rain and high humidity. This time, a year later, we were on the Texas gulf coast where it was also very damp and rainy. I started examining the light assembly with a penlight and found the little drops of water all around the plug area. I dried all the water, plugged in the light and voila - no alarm. So as it turns out, the first light wasn't faulty at all. The common denominator was condensation under the light cover, and this only happened in extremely damp conditions. When it's very damp/humid, and the fridge is of course cold, the heat from the tiny LED light is enough to cause condensation under the cover, even though the light is only on when you open the door.
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Thanks...great info. I hope you past this onto Reace.
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Thanks...great info. I hope you past this onto Reace.
We did pass it on. It's kind of a moot point now with the 2nd Generation trailers and the Americana fridges however, because their fridge light is a different design, and I haven't heard of a similar problem. This seemed to be unique to the RMD or RML 8 series.
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Although it's not documented on this thread, the cause of the beep was condensation inside the fridge light cover interfering with the wire that plugs in the light. It shorts it somehow and so then the fridge light doesn't send the signal that the door is shut, and the alarm sounds.
A bit off topic but somewhat related, on more than one occasion after extended operation with infrequent opening, I have been unable to operate the latching mechanism on the RMD 8555’s freezer door. Directing heat on the outside of the door where the actuating mechanism has resulted in a couple of tiny drips emerging around the latch button (that which is depressed to open the door). The latching mechanism will then operate freely. I attribute that to the freezing of a small amount of condensation which “gums up” the internals and essentially freezes them in place.

Disclaimer: For the those who would presume to know the intent of my statements, I am not being “judgemental.” I am merely stating MY OPINION based upon MY experiences, which is what I typically do when posting responses to others. I do not assume that which is applicable to me applies to everyone else.
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Old 02-17-2018, 06:29 AM   #99
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Thanks for the additional information. It did fix the problem

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