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RE: Dometic Refrgerator RM1350 I give up

I finally gave up on the Dometic and installed a new Samsung RF18 on Friday. The Depth and width were virtually identical, although it was higher then the Dometic so we had to take out the old base and basically dropped it to the slide floor level. We would have done this to start with but the Samsungs were out of stock and just became available at Home Depot again recently. I would note that I did contact the supplier of the Dometic cooling unit (david Force) and while he was helpful, none of his suggestions helped. I still have to take the cooling unit off of the Dometic to get it out the RV door and will check to make sure that the mastic was applied correctly; although, I am pretty sure it was. If not, then I will redo the mastic once out of the RV and if it tests ok will sell it as a whole unit. IF not, then I will put its various good parts up for sale.
RonWSl 11/07/21 06:08am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
RE: Dometic Control Board wiring

I was afraid you would ask, but yes I marked the wires with tape, and had it running while sitting out of the box. In putting it back in the box I managed to catch the wires and pull several out. Hooking up the 120 side is easy what was giving me a fit was the 12V side and the relay. The original problem was a failed cooling unit, diagnosed by hotwiring the heating elment wires, which I replaced with one of the amish built ones. As luck would have it, the pics I did take don't depict some views that I would like to have. I reconnected the LP yesterday and it has been running without an issue on that, just not getting as cold as I would like, but it has only been a bout 18 hours. I spoke with a friend who is an RVer and electrician yesterday and based on that conversation, I have 120 at the fuse but nothing where the element plugs in, so I am beginning to think it is a bad board. I do have a new one now that I am going to plug in this afternoon. Yes a lawyer for 37+ years, but retiring in 2 months. As far as razing me, my wife has been doing that quite well over this issue :(. We are leaving for a month next weekend and she is not a happy woman with me right now. Thanks Ron S
RonWSl 09/23/21 07:31am Tech Issues
RE: Dometic Control Board wiring

Update: I have gotten this unit to cool quite well 2x -5 in the freezer and lower 30's in the box. Buttt, then it stops working on electric and wants to switch to propane which I haven't reconnected yet. I just replaced the fuse to be sure about that and it still won't run on electric. I have triple checked the wiring and think I have the 12v relay and board correct now but if not would that cause this problem? BTW, it also has new heating elements and I put in a snip-the-tip thermister. What am I missing? If I miswired the relay or the 12v side of the board would that cause it? Any help would be greatly appreciated as we are supposed to leave for a month next Friday. BTW it is a RM1350SM, manual door locks/latches. Thanks
RonWSl 09/22/21 06:03am Tech Issues
RE: Dometic Refrgerator RM1350 I give up

This refrigerator is baffling me. I can get it to run 12 hours or so on electric, get's down to 30's in the box and -5 or less in the freezer, then it stops working on electric and wants to switch to propane which I haven't reconnected yet. Would a faulty thermister cause that??? I did replace the original with a snip the tip one before I replaced the cooling unit trying to fix that problem, so I don't know if I had this problem before I installed the new cooling unit. Before typing this I did replace the slow blow fuse just to be sue that wasn't the cause and it still wouldn't turn back on electric??? Naturally, we are supposed to leave for a month next Friday so I need to get this figured out.
RonWSl 09/22/21 05:54am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
Dometic Control Board wiring

Without asking how I got in this fix, and before I rip out the dometic and replace it with a residential like I did on my last 2 Rv's I thought I would ask you knowleddgeable folks - I am having issues rewiring the control board, relay and terminal block on a dometic rm1350SLM. I bout a new control board and need to know what gets plugged into the 2 prongs marked "switched 12V" on the board (yes, i have the diagram but not helping me much) Are they both positive? Does a 12V positive also go to J1 and if so from the terminal block or the relay? Thanks.
RonWSl 09/21/21 08:14am Tech Issues
RE: Dometic Refrgerator RM1350 I give up

This is my 4th RV I have owned, I had to rerplace the Norcolds in the last 2 with residentials, much like srdeane did and will likely go that route on the present 5th wheel we have. I too thought the thermister may be bad and ordered one which will be here tomorrow and we will see. BUT NOW, was checking things on it yesterday and turned it off. Then when I went to turn it back on got the E0 error code. I tried the puling the fuses to try and reset it which others suggested but no luck. I have now had them pulled overnight and will see later today. Would a bad thermister also cause that Error Code? Thanks
RonWSl 07/17/21 05:01am Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
Dometic Refrgerator RM1350 I give up

Over the last 15 years I have owned 4 RVs - I replaced the NoCold in the last 2 with a Residential refrigerator. I bought my current2018 5th wheel unit in Oct 2019 when it was only a year old, and until this week the Dometic Refrigerator has worked great at 5/33 (freezer - box)very consistently. I went to bring it home last weekend and it began having problems, now that it is home, I can't get temps over 20/55 on propane or electric. I replaced the two heater elements but no change, so I Give Up!!1 I don't want to replace a bunch of parts when I can probably replace it with a residential unit that will work a lot better for a less or equal amount than repairs on this one. I want to replace the RM1350 with a residential unit - which make, model would you recommend size and performance wise???? And, do you know of any dealers in the Central Florida area that would do the job? Thanks in advance Ron S
RonWSl 07/15/21 03:28pm Do It Yourself Modifications and Upgrades (DIY)
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