Dometic Fridge Problem

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  1. Jill

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    Hi guys,
    We've been using our van almost every weekend, normally wilding off grid with no problems.
    We were on our way to Cardiff on Saturday (to a site, thankfully) when there was a buzzing noise coming from the rear. I got up to see and the noise was coming from the fridge. I turned it off and checked the control panel which showed both battery as flat! No figures at all showing.
    We got to campsite plugged into hook-up and the fridge was working fine.
    As we were leaving started the engine tried it again on 12v and watched as it drained the battery again.
    Any solutions gratefully received.
    Jill
     
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    How old is the fridge?
     
  3. Jill

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    The van is an '07 and we've had it 5 years.
     
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    I wonder if the buzzing noise was the hab 12volt power relay cycling on ad off fast, but that is normaly nder the bonnet?
     
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    It could be that with time you've got a loose connection somewhere on the 12v system. On 12v the fridge should run via a relay from the van battery, not the habitation battery (my understanding anyway). Have you checked the fuses? You may have to contact Dometic to send out an engineer. (I asked it's age 'cos Dometic fridges have a 3 year warranty) or take it back to your dealer if you bought it from a dealer.
     
  6. Jill

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    Thanks.
    We haven't had chance to check anything yet. I was hoping for some pointers to save a little time starting from scratch. Hubby is a mechanic and we have a garage but electrics aren't his strong point lol.
     
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    Hi we took our fridge
    dometic to bleanavon caravans
    repairs salvage they repaired
    and serviced it .ours is from a 1996
    Van . away 2 days.
     
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