Dometic Fridge

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  1. glenn2926

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    Hi all,
    My Dometic fridge is not getting cold. I have set it to the coldest setting and left it for 24 hours. Still not cold. Having removed the vent I can feel the heat exchanger is quite warm, so the fridge is trying to cool. Can the fridge be re-gassed? Does this sound like it could be the problem. Does anyone know of an engineer in the Bradford, Skipton area?

    Thanks
     
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    Should be getting noticeably cold within the hour.
    Mine is two years old this august and finally getting a new cooling unit fitted this week as it has always been on maximum cooling and never achieved the desired effect.
    Dometic engineers are scarce for warranty issues. I am using JMR caravan services under warranty. They cover our area
     
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    Are you running it on gas? and is it the same on mains?
     
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    Hi Techno,
    Tried it on gas and 240 doesn't seem to make any difference.
     
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    There is no means to regass, but a fridge engineer may be able to install filling valves.
    if it has leaked there should be a yellow powdery/crystaline substance behind the inspection vent of the fridge

    Another "favourite" trick is remove the fridge and turn upside down for a few hours.
    this has the effect of remixing the gas and carrier medium which seperate and settle at the bottom of the coolant pipework.

    Time consuming but worth a try before spending big bucks
     
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    Thanks for the replies so far. I think it may be another trip back to the dealer I bought it from. I have only had the Motorhome for a month and it has already been back once. They did sort out the problem last time though. I have not used it yet. This is starting to become very annoying.
     
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