Dometic refrigerator troubleshooting

SymptomCheck/Remedial action
Refrigerator stops cooling.• Immediately turn the refrigerator off and contact a Dometic dealer or Service Center. NOTE! Do not leave it running for an extended period of time, and never try to solve the problem by repeatedly restarting the refrigerator.
• Do not use the refrigerator until it has been repaired
Refrigerator emits an ammonia smell• Immediately turn the refrigerator off at the front control panel.
• Do NOT open refrigerator doors.
• Open coach windows and doors (to air out the coach) and evacuate.
• Turn off manual LP gas valve at rear of refrigerator.
• Disconnect the 120 VAC power at rear of refrigerator.
• Contact a Dometic dealer or Service Center for repair.
• Do not use the refrigerator until it has been repaired.
Refrigerator or freezer is not cold enough•For refrigerators equipped with a thermostat, check the thermostat and adjust if necessary.
• Is the plug firmly connected to the socket? Is the socket switched on? Check the socket by plugging in another appliance.
• Is the refrigerator level? (Due to the nature of its operation it is important to keep an absorption refrigerator level.)
• Door closing properly? Check the door gasket.
• Heavy frost build-up on evaporator fins? To prevent frost build-up do not leave the unit’s door open longer than necessary.
• Over packed refrigerator? The unit will have to work harder if the refrigerator is stuffed, and results in higher cabinet temperatures. Arrange the food in the unit to allow for free air circulation.
Refrigerator does not work on electric• Is the plug firmly connected to the receptacle? Is the receptacle energized? Check the receptacle by plugging in another appliance.
• Is there a power failure?
• Blown fuse. Turn refrigerator off and contact a Dometic dealer or Service Center for repair.
The refrigerator does not work in gas operation mode• LP gas bottle empty? Change the gas bottle.
• Air in the gas line? Remove the air by repeating the ignition sequence.
• If problem resists, turn refrigerator off and contact a Dometic dealer or Service Center for repair.
Refrigerator emits an odor from fumes:• Dislocated or damaged burner. Turn refrigerator off and contact a Dometic dealer or Service Center for repair.
• Dirty flue tube. Turn refrigerator off and contact a Dometic dealer or Service Center for repair.
Refrigerator too cold• Dislocated thermistor bracket. Clip thermistor bracket to last fin on right side of cooling flange and center vertically on fin.
• Dislocated thermistor bulb. Position thermistor bulb inside thermistor bracket groove and center vertically in bracket.