Dometic RM2351 Operating instructions

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INSTALLATION AND
OPERATING INSTRUCTIONS
REFRIGERATOR FOR LP-GAS AND ELECTRIC OPERATION
RM2351
Contents:
Installation
Operating Instructions
Maintenance & Service
FOR YOUR SAFETY
Page
4
8
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Pour votre sécurité
If you smell gas:
Si vous sentez une odeur de gaz:
1. Open windows.
2. Don’t touch electrical switches.
3. Extinguish any open flame.
4. Immediately call your gas supplier.
1. Ouvrez les fenêtres.
2. Ne touchez à aucun interrupteur.
3. Éteignez toute flamme nue.
4. Avertissez immédiatement votre fournisseur de gaz.
Pour votre sécurité
FOR YOUR SAFETY
Do not store or use gasoline or other
flammable vapors and liquids in the
vicinity of this or any other appliance.
Ne pas entreposer ni utiliser de l’essence ni
d’autres vapeurs ou liquides inflammables à
proximité de cet appareil ou de tout autre
appareil.
WARNING: Improper installation,
adjustment, alteration, service or
maintenance can cause injury or
property damage. Refer to this
manual. For assistance or additional
information consult a qualified
installer, service agency or the gas
supplier.
Avertissement: Une installation, un réglage,
une modification, une réparation ou un
entretien non conforme aux normes peut
entraîner des blessures ou des dommages
matériels. Lisez attentivement le mode d’emploi fourni avec l’appareil. Pour obtenir de
l’aide ou des renseignements supplémentaires, consultez un installateur ou un service
d’entretien qualifié ou le fournisseur de gaz.
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USA
Service Office
Dometic Corporation
2320 Industrial Parkway
Elkhart, IN 46515
Phone: 574-294-2511
825122801 (French 3309542.003)
Corporate Office
2320 Industrial Parkway Elkhart, IN 46515
For Service Center Assistance
Call: 800-544-4881
CANADA
Dometic Distribution Inc.
866 Langs Drive
Cambridge, Ontario
N3H 2N7 Canada
Phone: 519-653-4390
Heater
Reigniter
Flue baffle
Drain water hose
Power module
cover
Protection cover
Screw for protection cover
Burner jet
12 V DC
Terminal block
FIG. 1
Flexible cord
Manual gas shutoff valve
Inlet fitting
Refrigerator control panel
A
ON
B
CHECK
AUTO
1
2
OFF
GAS
AUTOMATIC REFRIGERATOR TEMPERATURE CONTROL
Travel latch
LEGEND
1. Main Power Button ON/OFF
2. AUTO/GAS Mode Selector Button
A. AUTO Mode Indicator Lamp
B. CHECK Indicator Lamp
(Gas Operation Only)
FIG. 2
3
INSTALLATION
GENERAL INSTRUCTION
This appliance is designed for storage of foods and
storage of frozen foods and making ice.
This appliance is certified under the latest edition of
ANSI Z21.19•CSA 1.4 Refrigerators using gas fuel.
The installation must conform with local codes, or in
absence of local codes, the following standards as applicable.
In the U.S. the installation must conform with:
1. National Fuel Gas Code, ANSI Z223.1/NFPA 54
(latest edition).
2. Recreational Vehicles Code, ANSI A119.2 (latest
edition)
3. Manufactured Home Construction and Safety
Standard, Title 24 CFR, Part 3280.
If an external electrical source is utilized, the refrigerator, when installed, must be electrically grounded in accordance with local codes or, in the absence of local
codes, the National Electrical Code, ANSI/NFPA 70 - (latest edition).
In CANADA, the installation must conform with:
1. Natural Gas and Propane Installation Code,
CSA B149.1
2. CSA Z240 RV Series, Recreational Vehicles.
3. Current CSA Z240.4, Gas-equipped Recreational
Vehicles and Mobile Housing.
If an external electrical source is utilized, the refrigerator, when installed, must be electrically grounded in accordance with local codes or, in the absence of local
codes, the Canadian Electrical Code, CSA C22.1, Parts
I and II - (latest edition).
The lower side vent is fitted with a panel, which provides
an adequate access opening for ready serviceability of
the burner and control manifold of the refrigerator. This
should be centered on the back of the refrigerator.
CERTIFIED INSTALLATION
Certified installations require one roof vent and one lower
side vent or optional one upper side vent and one lower
side vent. For “Certified Vent System Kits” see page 8.
For further information contact your dealer or distributor.
METHODS OF INSTALLATION
The method of installation is shown in FIG. 3a and 3b. It
is essential that all maximum or minimum dimensions
be strictly maintained, as the performance of the refrigerator is dependent on adequate flow of air over the rear
of the refrigerator.
Condenser
Minimum
ventilation
height
FIG. 3a
VENTILATION
The installation shall be made in such a manner as to
separate the combustion system from the living space
of the mobile home or recreational vehicle. Openings
for air supply or for venting of combustion products shall
have a minimum dimension of not less than 1/4 inch.
Proper installation requires one lower fresh air intake
and one upper exhaust vent. The ventilation kits shown
in this instruction manual have been certified for use
with the refrigerator models listed in the Table.
For “Certified Vent System Kits” see page 8.
Minimum
ventilation
height
Condenser
The ventilation kits must be installed and used without
modification. An opening toward the outside at floor level
in the refrigerator compartment must be provided for
ventilation of heavier-than-air fuel gases. The lower vent
of the recommended kits is provided with proper size
openings. The flow of combustion and ventilating air must
not be obstructed.
FIG. 3b
4
G
VENTILATION HEIGHTS
Refer to FIG. 3a, 3b and 4.
Refrigerator
model
Minimum ventilation heights in inches and mm.
installation with
upper and lower
side vent
RM2351
inch
mm
K
K
Installation with roof
vent and lower side
vent
34
864
31
787
L
CLEARANCES
Minimum clearances in inches to combustible materials
are:
G: Top
0
K: Side
0
L: Bottom 0
M: Rear
1
N: See NOTE: “N” below.
N
NOTE: Clearance “M” is between the rearmost part of
the refrigerator and the wall behind the refrigerator.
N
M
NOTE: Ventilation height “N”
With upper and lower side vent is “N” the distances between the bottom of the lower side vent to the top of the
upper side vent.
With roof vent and lower side vent is “N” the distance
between the bottom of the lower side vent to the roof
material.
For ventilation height, see table VENTILATION
HEIGHTS.
See Figures 3a, 3b and 4.
M
FIG. 4
FIG. 5
Side view
View from above
C
D
D
H
Overall
Dimensions
Refrigerator
Model
RM2351
W
A
inch
Height
A
30-5/32
Width
B
21-7/8
mm
766
556
B
Recess
Dimensions
Depth
C
22-23/32
577
Height
H
29-3/4
Width
W
20-1/2
Depth
D
21-3/8
756
521
542
This method of installation and these clearances will give you adequate space for service and proper installation.
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INSTALLING REFRIGERATOR IN
ENCLOSURE
NOTE:
DO NOT install the appliance directly on
carpeting. Carpeting must be removed or
protected by a metal or wood panel beneath
the appliance, which extends at least full
width and depth of the appliance.
The refrigerator must be installed in a substantial enclosure and must be level. When installing the refrigerator
in the enclosure, all areas within the recess in which the
refrigerator is installed must be sealed.
Make sure that there is a complete seal between the
front frame of the refrigerator and the top, sides and
bottom of the enclosure. A length of sealing strip is applied to the rear surface of the front frame for this purpose. Also apply a sealing strip to the foremost floor of
the enclosure as shown in fig. 6. The sealing should
provide a complete isolation of the appliance’s combustion system from the vehicle interior.
NOTE: Be careful not to damage the sealing strip when
the refrigerator is put in place.
Failure to follow the sequence in securing refrigerator in
enclosure can cause leakage between the frame and
cabinet.
When installing the refrigerator, the installer must block
the space between the storage cabinet and the top of
the refrigerator, otherwise heat will become trapped in
this space, making the top of the refrigerator hot, thus
reducing the efficiency of the unit.
2
1
FIG. 7
Drain water hose
A hole must be drilled through flooring see FIG. 8.
The installer MUST make sure that the hose does not
kink when run through the floor. Seal around the hose
that goes through the drilled hole. If a longer hose than
supplied is required to get the water to drain outside of
the vehicle, the installer will have to supply the extra length
of hose.
GAS CONNECTION
Hook up to the gas supply line is accomplished at the
manual gas valve, which is furnished with a 3/8" SAE
(UNF 5/8" -18) male flare connection. All completed connections should be checked for leaks with soapy water.
FIG. 6
! WARNING
DO NOT use a flame to check for gas leaks.
Securing the Refrigerator
After the refrigerator is put in place, (insuring a combustion seal at the front frame), the refrigerator is to be secured in the enclosure with five screws (not included).
The screws have to be installed in the following order:
STEP 1: Four screws installed through the front
frame. See fig. 7.
STEP 2: One screw installed in rear base. See fig. 7.
In the parts bag there are plugs to be snapped in the
front frame to cover the four screw heads.
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The gas supply system must incorporate a pressure regulator to maintain a supply pressure of not more than 11
inches water column.
When testing the gas supply system at test pressures in
excess of 1/2 psi, the refrigerator and its individual shutoff
valve must be disconnected from the gas supply piping
system.
When testing the gas supply system at pressures less
than or equal to 1/2 psi, the appliance must be isolated
from the gas supply piping system by closing its individual manual shutoff valve.
In case detailed instructions on the installation and connection to the gas supply are required, contact your dealer
or distributor.
TESTING LP GAS SAFETY SHUTOFF
12 Volts DC Connection
The gas safety shutoff must be tested after the refrigerator is connected to the LP gas supply.
This refrigerator model is not designed for 12 volt DC
operation of the cooling system; however, 12 volt DC
must be supplied to the refrigerator to operate the controls. Use a minimum of 14 gauge wire between the
battery and refrigerator to supply the control voltage.
To test the gas safety shutoff, proceed as follows:
1. Start the refrigerator according to the instructions without connecting to 120 volts AC.
2. Check that the gas flame is lit. In AUTO mode the
AUTO mode indicator lamp (A) is on.
3. Close the manual gas shutoff valve at the back of the
refrigerator. (See FIG. 1).
4. Wait for one minute. The CHECK indicator lamp (B)
should be on, and the flame extinguished.
5. Remove protection cover (see FIG. 1) and open the
manual gas shutoff valve. Do not change any button
position on the control panel. Apply a non-corrosive
commercial bubble solution to the burner jet orifice.
6. No bubbles should appear at the opening of the burner
jet orifice. The presence of bubbles indicates a defective gas safety shutoff, and service is required.
7. If no bubbles were present at the burner jet orifice, it
should be rinsed with fresh water. Be careful not to
damage the burner jet orifice. Replace cover and
press the main power ON/OFF button (1) OFF and
back ON. Normal operation of the burner should return. Allow the burner to operate for a minimum of 5
minutes.
ELECTRICAL CONNECTION
120 Volts AC Connection
The refrigerator is equipped with a three-prong
(grounded) plug for protection against shock hazards and
should be plugged directly into a properly grounded threeprong receptacle. DO NOT cut or remove the grounding
prong from this plug. The free length of the cord is 2
feet. and therefore recommended that the receptacle be
located to the left side of the refrigerator (viewed from
the rear) and approximately 4-6 inches from the floor
(see FIG. 8). This allows easy accessibility through the
vent door. The cord should be routed to avoid contacting
the burner cover, flue cover, or any other components
that could damage the cord insulation.
The connection is made to the positive (+) and negative
(-) terminals of the terminal block on back of the refrigerator. (See FIG. 1). Correct polarity must be observed
when connecting to the DC supply.
DO NOT use the chassis or vehicle frame as one of the
conductors. Connect two wires at the refrigerator and
route to the DC supply.
The distance the current must travel from the battery to
the refrigerator dictates the AWG wire size to be used.
Should the wire be too small for the distance, a voltage
drop will result.
The connections must be clean, tight and free from corrosion.
CHANGING DOOR SWING TO OPPOSITE
SIDE
A special Hinge Kit must be used to change door swing.
For further information please contact The Dometic Corporation listed on the front page.
INSTRUCTIONS FOR MOUNTING THE
DOOR PANEL
The refrigerator is normally delivered without door panel.
The lower decoration strip and parts bag are taped inside the door.
Before starting the mounting work, check that the panel
dimensions are in compliance with those given in the
Table and the instructions are read thoroughly.
We recommend to mount the panel on the door before
the refrigerator is installed in the enclosure.
When mounting the panel, proceed as follows:
• Slide the panel from the bottom of the door into the
grooves on the vertical edges of the door .
• Push the panel upwards, take the two plastic panel
stops from the parts bag and put them in the two
holes at the lower door frame.
120 Volt AC
receptacle
• Put the decoration strip across the door and fasten
it with three screws from the parts bag.
4 - 6”
PANEL DIMENSIONS
MAX. THICKNESS 5/32" (4 mm)
Hole for drain water hose
FIG. 8
REFR.MODELS
TYPE
RM2351
inch
mm
HEIGHT
MAX.
MIN.
25-9/32
642
25-3/16
640
WIDTH
MAX.
MIN.
19-5/8
498
19-17/32
496
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CERTIFIED VENT SYSTEM KITS
REFRIGERATOR
MODEL
KIT
NO.
RM2351
COMPONENTS
PART NO.
2A
Roof Base
Roof Cover
Lower Side Vent
Lower Side Vent
3103633.XXX*
3103634.XXX*
3109350.XXX*
RM183
3A
Upper Side Vent
Lower Side Vent
RM123A
RM183
Power Vent Asm.
Upper Side Vent
Upper Side Vent
Lower Side Vent
Lower Side Vent
3108705.751**
RM123A
3109492.003
RM183
3109492.003
* Fill in “XXX” with color code numbers. For color codes, contact your supplier.
** Alternate instructions forwarded with the Ventilator Kit.
For further information contact your dealer or distributor.
OPERATING
INSTRUCTIONS
IMPORTANCE OF LEVELING A
REFRIGERATOR
In an absorption refrigerator system, ammonia is liquefied in the finned condenser coil at the top rear of the
refrigerator. The liquid ammonia then flows into the
evaporator (inside the freezer section) and is exposed
to a circulating flow of hydrogen gas, which causes the
ammonia to evaporate, creating a cold condition in the
freezer.
When starting this refrigerator for the very first time, the
cooling cycle may require up to four hours of running
time before the cooling unit is fully operational.
The tubing in the evaporator section is specifically sloped
to provide a continuous movement of liquid ammonia,
flowing downward by gravity through this section. If the
refrigerator is operated when it is not level and the vehicle is not moving, liquid ammonia will accumulate in
sections of the evaporator tubing. This will slow the circulation of hydrogen and ammonia gas, or in severe
cases, completely block it, resulting in a loss of cooling.
Any time the vehicle is parked for several hours with the
refrigerator operating, the vehicle should be leveled to
prevent this loss of cooling.
The vehicle needs to be leveled only so it is comfortable
to live in (no noticeable sloping of floor or walls).
When the vehicle is moving, the leveling is not critical,
as the rolling and pitching movement of the vehicle will
pass to either side of level, keeping the liquid ammonia
from accumulating in the evaporator tubing.
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OPERATION
Before starting the refrigerator, check that all the manual
gas valves are in the ON position. DO NOT forget the
manual shutoff valve on the rear of the refrigerator see
FIG. 1.
This refrigerator is equipped with a control system, which
can be set to automatically select either 120 Volt AC or
LP gas operation (AUTO mode), or if desired LP gas
only (GAS mode).
In both AUTO mode and GAS mode operation, the temperature is controlled by a factory preset temperature
setting.
The refrigerator controls will work down to 9.6 volt DC.
! WARNING
Most LP gas appliances used in recreational vehicles are vented to the outside of the vehicle.
When parked close to a gasoline pump, it is possible that the gasoline fumes could enter this
type of appliance and ignite from the burner
flame, CAUSING A FIRE OR AN EXPLOSION.
FOR YOUR SAFETY, when refueling, shut off all
LP gas appliances which are vented to the outside.
Refrigerator control panel
A
ON
B
CHECK
AUTO
1
2
OFF
GAS
AUTOMATIC REFRIGERATOR TEMPERATURE CONTROL
START UP INSTRUCTIONS
A. A continuous 12 volt DC supply must be available for
the electronic control to function.
B. Press the main power ON/OFF button (1) to the
DOWN position.
C. In AUTO mode operation, the temperature is controlled by a factory preset temperature setting, on the
energy source selected by the control system.
D. In GAS mode operation, the temperature is controlled
by a factory preset temperature setting.
AUTO MODE
1. Press the AUTO/GAS mode selector button (2) to the
DOWN position. The AUTO mode indicator lamp (A)
will illuminate. If 120 volts AC is available, the control
system will select AC operation. If 120 volts AC is not
available, the control system will automatically switch
to GAS operation. Within 45 seconds the burner
should be ignited and operating normally.
2. If the CHECK indicator lamp (B) illuminates, the control has failed to ignite the burner on GAS.
To reset when the CHECK indicator lamp (B) is illuminated, press the main power ON/OFF button (1) to
the OFF then ON position.
3. On the initial refrigerator start-up on gas (120 volts
AC is not available), it may take longer than 45 seconds to allow air to be purged from the gas line.
If the refrigerator has not been used for a long time
or the LP tanks have just been refilled, air may be
trapped in the supply lines. To purge the air from the
lines may require resetting the main power ON/OFF
button (1) three or four times. If repeated attempts
fail to start the LP gas operation, check to make sure
that the LP gas supply tanks are not empty and all
manual shutoff valves in the lines are open. If the
problem is still not corrected, contact a service center for assistance.
NOTE: Do not continue to reset GAS operation if the
CHECK indicator lamp continues to be illuminated
after several tries.
4. In AUTO mode operation, the temperature is controlled by a factory preset temperature setting.
GAS MODE
1. Move the AUTO/GAS mode selector button (2) to the
UP position. The AUTO mode indicator lamp (A) will
go off. Within 45 seconds the burner should be ignited
and operating normally.
2. If the CHECK indicator lamp (B) illuminates, the control has failed to ignite the burner on GAS.
To reset when the CHECK indicator lamp (B) is illuminated, press the main power ON/OFF button (1) to
the OFF then ON position.
3. On the initial refrigerator start-up on gas, it may take
longer than 45 seconds to allow air to be purged from
the gas line. If the refrigerator has not been used for
a long time or the LP tanks have been refilled, air
may be trapped in the supply lines. To purge the air
from the lines may require resetting the main power
ON/OFF button (1) three or four times. If repeated
attempts fail to start the LP gas operation, check to
make sure that the LP gas supply tanks are not empty
and all manual shutoff valves in the lines are open. If
the problem is still not corrected, contact a service
center for assistance.
NOTE: Do not continue to reset GAS operation if the
CHECK indicator lamp continues to be illuminated
after several tries.
4. In GAS mode operation, the temperature is controlled
by a factory preset temperature setting.
TO SHUT OFF THE REFRIGERATOR
The refrigerator may be shut off while in any mode of
operation by pressing the main power ON/OFF button to
the UP (OFF) position. This shuts off all DC power to the
control system.
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Refrigerator control panel
A
ON
B
CHECK
AUTO
1
2
OFF
GAS
AUTOMATIC REFRIGERATOR TEMPERATURE CONTROL
DESCRIPTION OF OPERATING MODES
LIMP MODE OF OPERATION
AUTO MODE
This control system contains a feature where it will continue to operate the cooling system in event of a failure
of a major operating component.
If the control cannot read the temperature sensor and
control to the preset temperature, then the control will
run the cooling unit continuously at the energy source
available.
The refrigerator will continue to operate in this mode indefinitely or until a new sensor is installed and the system is reset.
When operating in the AUTO mode, the AUTO mode
indicator lamp (A) will illuminate.
The control system will automatically select between AC
and GAS operation with AC having priority over GAS. If
the control system is operating with AC energy and it
then becomes unavailable, the system will automatically
switch to GAS . As soon as AC becomes available again
the control will switch back to AC operation.
Gas operation (120 volts AC is not available). The control
system will activate the ignition system and will make
three attempt to light the burner for a period of approximately 45 seconds with two minutes interval. If unsuccessful, the CHECK indicator lamp (B) will illuminate.
To restart an ignition attempt with the CHECK lamp illuminated or to clear (turn off) the CHECK lamp, press the
main power ON/OFF button to the OFF and then ON
position. The control system will attempt a new ignition
sequence.
If 120 volts AC becomes available while the CHECK indicator lamp is on, the CHECK lamp will not turn off until
the main power ON/OFF button is pressed to the OFF
then ON position.
GAS MODE
When operating in the GAS mode, the AUTO mode
indicator lamp (A) will be off. This mode provides LP gas
operation only. The control system will activate the ignition system and will make three attempt to light the burner
for a period of approximately 45 seconds with two minutes interval. If unsuccessful, the CHECK indicator lamp
(B) will illuminate.
To restart GAS operation, press the main power ON/
OFF button (1) to the OFF and then ON position. The
control system will attempt a new ignition sequence.
If the refrigerator has not been used for a long time or
the LP tanks have just been refilled, air may be trapped
in the supply lines. To purge the air from the lines may
require resetting the main power ON/OFF button (1) three
or four times. If repeated attempts fail to start the LP gas
operation, check to make sure that the LP gas supply
tanks are not empty and all manual shutoff valves in the
lines are open. If the problem is still not corrected, contact a service center for assistance.
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HOW TO USE THE REFRIGERATOR
FOOD STORAGE COMPARTMENT
The food storage compartment is completely closed and
unventilated, which is necessary to maintain the required
low temperature for food storage. Consequently, foods
having a strong odor or those that absorb odors easily
should be covered. Vegetables, salads etc. should be
covered to retain their crispness. The coldest positions
in the refrigerator are under the cooling fins and at the
bottom of the refrigerator. The warmer areas are on the
upper door shelves. This should be considered when
placing different types of food in the refrigerator.
FROZEN FOOD STORAGE
COMPARTMENT
Quick frozen soft fruits and ice cream should be placed
in the coldest part of the compartment, which is at the
bottom of the aluminum liner. Frozen vegetables, may
be stored in any part of the compartment.
This compartment is not designed for deep or quickfreezing of food. Meat or fish, whether raw or prepared,
can be stored in the frozen food storage compartment
provided they are precooled first in the refrigerator. They
can be stored about three times longer in the frozen food
compartment as compared to the fresh food compartment. To prevent food from drying out, keep it in covered dishes, containers, plastic bags or wrapped in aluminum foil.
Ice cubes can be made in the freezer compartment.
For faster ice making, the tray should be placed in direct
contact with the bottom of the freezer compartment.
CLEANING THE REFRIGERATOR
Cleaning the refrigerator is usually done after it is defrosted or put into storage. To clean the interior liner of
the refrigerator, use lukewarm weak soda solution. Use
only warm water to clean the finned evaporator, gasket,
ice tray and shelves.
NEVER use strong chemicals or abrasives to clean
these parts, as the protective surfaces will be damaged. It is important to always keep the refrigerator
clean.
SHUT- OFF (STORAGE PROCEDURE)
Shut off the refrigerator by pressing the main power ON/
OFF button to the UP (OFF) position.
If the refrigerator will not be in operation for a period of
weeks, it should be emptied, defrosted, cleaned and the
doors left ajar. The ice trays should also be dried and
kept outside the cabinet.
! WARNING
DO NOT store explosive substances in the refrigerator, such as cigarette lighter gas, gasoline, ether or
the like.
NOTE: Sodium chromate is used for corrosion protection (less than 2 weight % of the coolant).
Total Refrigerated Volume 3 cu.ft.
DEFROSTING
Shut off the refrigerator by pressing the main power ON/
OFF button to the UP (OFF) position. Empty the refrigerator, leaving the drip tray under the finned evaporator,
and the cabinet and freezer doors open. Defrosting time
can be reduced by filling the ice trays with hot water and
placing them in the freezer compartment.
! CAUTION
DO NOT use a hot air blower. Permanent damage
could result from warping the metal or plastic parts.
DO NOT use a knife or an ice pick, or other sharp
tools to remove frost from the freezer compartment.
They can create a leak in the ammonia system.
When all the frost has melted, dry the interior of the refrigerator with a clean cloth. Replace all food and turn
your refrigerator back on.
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The user should be aware of service that must be
done on a regular schedule to keep the refrigerator
operating properly. The service should only be performed by a qualified technician who is familiar with
LP gas systems and refrigerators.
Cap the gas supply line, loosen the screws anchoring
the refrigerator to the enclosure and slide the refrigerator out of the compartment.
When replacing the refrigerator make sure that the sealing strips are properly positioned.
Replacement is the reverse of removal. Check all connections for gas leaks.
Refer to section INSTALLATION, page 4 to 8.
1. HEATER
3. PERIODIC MAINTENANCE
The heat necessary for the operation of an absorption
cooling unit is supplied by an electric heater mounted in
a pocket of the boiler system.
This model is equipped with one electric heater for 120
volt AC.
To keep your Dometic refrigerator operating efficiently
and safely, periodic inspection and cleaning of several
components once or twice a year is recommended.
MAINTENANCE & SERVICE
To replace the heater proceed as follows:
1. Unplug the refrigerator power cord from the 120volt AC outlet.
2. Disconnect or shut off the 12 volt DC power to the
refrigerator.
3. Remove the power module cover see FIG. 1.
4. Disconnect the heater leads.
5. With a pair of pliers unfold the lug holding the lid
of the boiler casing and open the lid.
6. Remove some insulation wool so that the heater
is accessible.
7. Turn and lift the heater out of its pocket.
8. Fit the new heater into the pocket.
9. Connect the heater leads and put on the power
module cover.
10. Reset the insulation and close the lid of the boiler.
2. REFRIGERATOR REMOVAL
Before working on the refrigerator, make sure the AC
voltage and DC voltage leads are disconnected. Shut off
the gas supply at the LP tank. Disconnect the gas supply line at the rear of the refrigerator, see FIG. 1.
Always use a back up wrench when loosening and tightening connections.
A. It is important to keep the area at the back of the
refrigerator clean. Check the lower vent, upper vent
and area between these openings for any obstructions such as bird/insect nests, spider webs, etc.
Clean the coils on the back of the refrigerator. Use a
soft bristled brush to dust off the coils.
It is important to keep the refrigerator area free from
combustible material, gasoline and other flammable
vapors or liquids.
NOTE: The following maintenance is required once or
twice a year, but should only be done by a qualified serviceman who is familiar with LP gas systems and refrigerators.
B. Check all connections in the LP gas system (at the
back of the refrigerator) for gas leaks. The LP gas
supply must be turned on. Apply a non-corrosive
bubble solution to all LP gas connections.
The appearance of bubbles indicates a leak and
should be repaired immediately by a QUALIFIED
SERVICEMAN WHO IS FAMILIAR WITH GAS SYSTEM AND REFRIGERATORS.
! WARNING
DO NOT use a flame to check for gas leaks.
GAS EQUIPMENT ASSEMBLY
NUT
SOLENOID VALVE .
THERMOCOUPLE
INLET FITTING
MANUAL SHUTOFF VALVE .
Shown in open position
SPARK ELECTRODE
PRESSURE TEST PORT .
BURNER TUBE
FIG. 9
BURNER JET .
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BURNER MOUNTING SCREW
C. Check the control system by connecting/disconnecting 120 volt AC power, start/stop the engine, etc.
Compare the operation with the operation described
in section Operating Instructions.
D. The LP gas pressure should be checked and the main
regulator readjusted if pressure is incorrect. The correct operating pressure is 11 inches of water column.
The correct place to take the LP gas pressure is at
the test port just ahead of the burner jet. (See FIG. 9).
E. Inspect the flue baffle. It should be reasonably clean
and free of soot. Heavy soot formation indicates improper functioning of the burner. The flue and burner
both require cleaning in the following manner:
1. Unplug the refrigerator power cord from the 120-volt
AC outlet. (See FIG. 8).
2. Disconnect or shut off the 12 volt DC power to the
refrigerator.
3. Turn manual shutoff valve to OFF. (See FIG. 1 & 9).
4. Remove cover from the burner housing. (See fig. 1).
5. Disconnect the wire from the high voltage electrode.
6. Remove the burner mounting screw and remove the
burner assembly. (See FIG. 9).
7. Remove the wire and flue baffle from the top of flue
tube. Clean the flue from the top using a flue brush.
Blowing compressed air into the flue will not properly clean soot and scale out of the flue tube.
Replace the flue baffle.
8. Clean burner tube with a brush. Blow out burner with
compressed air.
9. Before removing burner jet, clean burner area of soot
and scale that fell out of flue tube. Remove the burner
jet. Soak the jet in wood alcohol and blow it out with
compressed air. Reinstall and tighten burner jet.
! WARNING
DO NOT use a wire or pin when cleaning the burner
jet as damage can occur to the precision opening.
This can cause damage to the refrigerator or create
a fire hazard.
Clear blue color
of flame
FIG. 10
11. Be sure to reconnect the wire to high voltage electrode. Check the electrode for proper location and
gap. (See FIG. 11).
FIG. 11
Electrode
1/8” to 3/16”
(3-5 mm)
Burner tube
12. Turn on manual gas shutoff valve and check all fittings for leaks with soapy water.
13. Connect 120-volt power cord to the outlet and reconnect or turn on the 12-volt DC power.
14. Check LP gas safety shutoff. See page 7.
F. FUSES
The refrigerator is equipped with 2 fuses, one for the
refrigerator control system, and one for the AC cartridge
heater (see table below).
To replace fuse(s) proceed as follows.
1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
Disconnect the wall plug, and the 12 volt wires.
Remove the power module cover. See FIG. 1.
Snap the fuse out of the fuse holder.
Fit a new fuse in to the fuse holder.
Replace the power module cover.
Control system
AC heater
3 Amp
5 Amp
4. TROUBLESHOOTING
Refrigerator Does Not Cool Properly
10. Reinstall burner, being careful that the end of the
burner fits into the slot on the burner bracket. Check
to make sure slots are centered under the flue tube
and the thermocouple is positioned properly (tip of
thermocouple extends over two slots of burner).
NOTE: The color of the flame shall be clear blue over
the slots of the burner. (See FIG. 10).
A. Burner jet clogged.
Clean. (See section Maintenance & Service, Item 3.
Periodic Maintenance, Paragraph E. Item 1-14).
B. Check level of refrigerator.
C. Venting problem.
Restriction in air flow across cooling unit.
D. Heavy frost buildup on evaporator fins.
Defrost
E. Flue baffle not inserted properly in flue tube.
F. Burner dirty.
Clean. (See section Maintenance & Service, Item 3.
Periodic Maintenance, Paragraph E. Item 1-14).
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G. LP gas pressure low at burner.
Set main regulator so pressure does not drop below
11 inches of water column at pressure test port (See
FIG. 9).
H. Burner not located properly under flue tube.
Relocate
I. Burner damaged.
Replace
J. Odor from fumes.
1. Dislocated burner
2. Damaged burner
3. Dirty flue tube
K. FUSES
1. Refrigerator control system
2. Refrigerator AC Supply
See section Maintenance & Service, item 3.
Periodic Maintenance, Paragraph F.
NOTE: AVOID SPRAYING WATER THROUGH THE
REFRIGERATOR VENTS WHILE WASHING YOUR
RV.
All the above instructions are to be followed closely. The
refrigerator is quality-guaranteed. However, we are not
responsible for any failures caused by improper adjustments and unfavorable installation conditions. Contact
service point or distributor service dept. for assistance.
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SPARE PARTS
The following list is a list of commonly used parts, which
should be available, if required, from your Dometic Service Center.
Part No.
Description
17 37 71-02/3
200 22 61-24/2
200 71 72-02/2
200 74 19-15/9
293 27 81-01/2
293 06 97-07/9
293 20 52-01/8
293 26 36-01/8
293 11 32-02/7
Heater, 175W, 120V
Door shelf, 3 pieces
Baffle
Jet, No.39
Electrode
Burner
Thermocouple
Box
Spark ignition device
Hinge Kit from right to left and left to right
385 03 04-01/9 (light brown)
Hinge Kit from right to left and left to right
385 03 04-02/7 (black)
Contact an authorized service center for
parts and repairs as needed
Removing and replacing of shelves (General)
The number of shelves and position may vary between refrigerator models.
Put a screwdriver into the slot of the shelf lock.
Turn the screwdriver counterclockwise.
Remove the shelf locks from the wire shelf.
Insert the ends of the wire shelf on the left-hand
side at the desired position.
Slide the wire shelf to the left.
The right-hand side of the shelf will come loose.
Slide the shelf into the holes on the right-hand
side.
Lower the right-hand side of the wire shelf and
let the left-hand side slide out of the holes in the
wall.
Slide the plastic plugs into the holes of the wall.
Snap the shelf locks onto the wire shelf.
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MO-FO 0438
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