help fridge not working

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  1. slimbob

    slimbob Read Only Funster

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    hi can any one help we are on the start of 2 week holiday and the fridge is not working on gas .
    we have had a new jet fitted yesterday by a m/home dealer but still not working .
    i know we should take it back to the dealer but he says he is to busy and wil beable to sort it till august .
    we are at eastbourne at the minute .
    anyone konw of someone that can help please.
    i will check back on here asap
    thanks
     
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    I have only three suggestions. If the little blue light is not coming on you can use your spark lighter to light it if you take the vent cover off. If you are parked on a slope then the heat from the flame misses the part of the system that it is supposed to heat up. Other than that I'd buy a cool box and ice cubes. It's only beer and wine that are really important after all.

    It's not cheap if they have to take it to bits.
     
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    check if it works on 12v or mains, then you know its not lost its coolant, and is probably a flame problem as already said. You can usually see the piezo sparking thru an inspection hole, and also see the flame and thermo coupling. If it lights then goes out, its the thermo coupling. It would anger me if there was a guarantee, and they didnt honour it straight away.
     
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    hi yes it works on 12 volt when travelling.
    yes there is a flame when on gas it does have heat out of the top .
    the light for the gas stays on as it should .
    thanks to all that have tryed to help we do need an engineer now i think
     
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    Remove the fridge- turn upside down for 24 hours -replace and leave alone for 24 hours -switch on again- should fix the problem, worked for me .It gets all the coolant back to the reservoir at the bottom of fridge.
     
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    we now have a fixed fridge .
    thanks to a very nice dometic engineer it turns out it was the solenoid.
    iam not to happy about the way a lot of dealers treated us when we asked for help .
     
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    Time to name and shame???
     
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    I Fully AGREE
    The forums are now so big that we should all name and shame all the ar----le dealers out there , put them out of business, and give the work to the few genuine guys out there .
     
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    iam not going to name them as yet but one dealer looked at it and charged me £50 to change the jet took him less then 5 mins .and this did not fix it .the dometic guy that fixed it told me a jet should be about £5 i was charged £16.44 for the jet by the dealer:cry:.
    but all the dealers we went to were from dover to portsmouth
     
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