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Old 03-25-2015, 11:16 AM   #41
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All the wires are in one contact wire, one of those flat thin ribbon wire connections with the 4-6 wires inside. I believe there is a tab connector to disengage the wires. If you wanted to try this approach, just offering some info.
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Old 03-25-2015, 11:21 AM   #42
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All the wires are in one contact wire, one of those flat thin ribbon wire connections with the 4-6 wires inside. I believe there is a tab connector to disengage the wires. If you wanted to try this approach, just offering some info.

I believe that will completely kill the control panel and nothing will work.
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Old 03-25-2015, 11:35 AM   #43
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I believe that will completely kill the control panel and nothing will work.
What I was thinking, but I do appreciate the brainstorming.
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Old 03-25-2015, 12:05 PM   #44
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You've more patience than I have. I think by now I would have put a blob of 5 minute epoxy into the center of the beeper Hopefully factory advice to solve the issue sooner than later will end this annoyance.

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Old 03-25-2015, 12:45 PM   #45
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Aloha Jack,
We will be going through Cortez in July and staying in the Dolores River Campground for 2 weeks. I'd be interested in knowing the contact info for the RV tech you mentioned just in case. We pick up our 5.0 "Ka`a Hale" on June 26th and head back to Nevada to get it licensed. Then on to Colorado. Can't wait to start the journey.
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Update: Reace is taking apart the control panel of an RMD8555 in hopes he can find a way to disable the audible alarm sender. Stay tuned.
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Old 03-25-2015, 01:15 PM   #47
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I believe that will completely kill the control panel and nothing will work.
I realize that, but I assumed Robert wanted to "reboot" the control panel, unplugging the power did not seem to work, but I thought unplugging the control panel while on may reboot the alarm when reattached ? Anyway, perhaps Reace can figure which wire is the alarm.
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When I took mine in, they replaced the heating element AND the control panel...both were bad.
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Problem solved -- for now--

Reace found what others have said-- that there is no way to disconnect the alarm. BUT, the sender that produces the alarm for door open is in the door switch, not the control board. He was able to silence the door alarm by simply unplugging the fridge light. So, I just unplugged the light and the alarm is GONE! Thanks to all. We'll get a new door switch/etc once we get back to Texas.

By the way, getting the cover off the light is hard to do without breaking it. I found if I slipped a thin screwdriver under the front of it near the plastic dimple that holds it on to the front, and then pulled from the back, it popped off without damage.
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Old 03-25-2015, 02:25 PM   #50
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Robert,

What a relief! We were all getting worried about your sanity for the remainder of the trip, with a constant beeping sounding off.

At least I'll know a temporary solution in the event ours has an alarm when we pick it up on Friday. Our fridge is the smaller one however.

Safe travels.

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