Dometic RM 7501 on gas

Discussion in 'Fridges & Ovens' started by RichardandKaren, May 15, 2018.

  1. RichardandKaren

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    Hi - had our motorhome ( 2004 Rapido) for just under a year now. Have never used the fridge on gas yet as we have always been on EHU. Fridge seems to work perfectly on EHU and is remarkably cold. However, going somewhere shortly with no EHU so will need to use gas for fridge. So I got instructions out ( van came with full set of instructions) and thought I'd better check it before we set off. So, turn dial to gas, little lights flashes orange, press in igniter switch and after a couple of seconds light goes out and clicking stops. Instructions say this means that fridge is now working on gas. However, I would have thought that the little light would have stayed on ( maybe changed to green or similar) to show the gas is actually working. Instruction booklet says nothing about that light staying on, just that it goes out when igniter has worked. I appreciate that I could just leave it for a day whilst supposedly on gas and just see if it goes/stays cold ( van is on my drive at home at moment), but wondered if anyone on forum could tell me if that light is supposed to stay on when running on gas. Thanks. Richard
     
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    No idea about lamps, but if you listen at lower external fridge vvent you will hear the gas burner roaring quietly when lit and cooling. Top vent should feel heat when gas burner cooling.
    Some fridges gas burner is always lit but flame gets bigger when cooling. Newer fridges only turn gas flame on when necessary. Susoect you have former where flame stays lit and gets larger when fridge needs cooling.
     
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    Its working!
     

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