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Old 06-01-2010, 01:06 PM   #21
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Re: Oh no. Dometic RM-2410 fridge flatlines...

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...I ran out of propane...
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Old 06-01-2010, 02:49 PM   #22
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I ran out of propane.
My first good laugh of the day. Sorry, I'm not being mean, but it was funny. I do stuff like that all the time. You're man enough to admit it. That speaks volumes. I know plenty of people that wouldn't fess up.
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Old 06-08-2010, 01:47 PM   #23
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Re: Oh no. Dometic RM-2410 fridge flatlines...

Someone correct me, but doesn't the cold air flow from the freezer flow to the fridge? Maybe there is an obstruction.
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Old 06-08-2010, 11:13 PM   #24
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Re: Oh no. Dometic RM-2410 fridge flatlines...

the facts and only the facts: the fridge worked when it was bought; it worked in your garage; yet it won't work in your bus,what could the problem be? Your install. I HAD the same problem you now have and it was my vents. If you look at most trailers and RV's they have a lower vent and a vent in roof, VERY POSITIVE CONVECTION. I looked at your pics and you don't have near enough upper vent, mine is 16x16 and I bent the lovers a little more like level to get more convection and air movement. You can't turn a corner with the air and get it to move correctly like you have, it's got to be changed and the vent enlarged greatly. Also the vent needs to be raised for better performance, out the roof for best performance. 2) the propane heat is way more BTU'S over what is needed to get it to cool properly and the extra heat is getting trapped in the rear area and killing the cooling. It gets worse when the sun is heating the side of the bus. I actually installed an exhaust pipe to exhaust the propane heat and fumes to get them outside the fridge area and get rid of that heat and that helped a lot. In my ancient 3 way Dometic I run gas to get it going or during the night and electric during the day or when ever I can to make sure my stuff stays cold, especially in hot weather. The pipes don't corrode on the inside or these things wouldn't work for decades. Try running yours without the grill and I bet it works better. Sorry but you are going to have to completely redesign your fridge install but in the long run you will be very glad you did, they kick ass. Also it takes mine 24 hours to get to optimum temperatures. sportyrick
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Re: Oh no. Dometic RM-2410 fridge flatlines...

I don't know if you've seen the manual yet. It has troubleshooting steps as well as the all important installation criteria.

http://gasrefrigeration.net/dom_techdata/2552.pdf

I hope this helps,
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Old 06-09-2010, 07:25 PM   #26
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Re: Oh no. Dometic RM-2410 fridge flatlines...

Pup;

Thanks for the information! I'm filing it for reference.
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Old 02-02-2016, 11:36 AM   #27
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Hey all, great thread! I am about to build the box and install my propane norcold. The directions are a tad overwhelming..but it seems easy enough. I just want to make sure on a few things. I have figure out what the hell a baffle looks like lol. And did anyone need to install insulation on either side of theiR fridge? Noticed some rv folks had them on some youtube vids but i dont think that it is totally needed...
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Any added insulation will just make the compressors work that much easier. But only if properly vented. Those puppies generate quite a bit of heat making cold.
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Thanks! Good to know. I do plan on taking the manual and other advice on venting on the bottom wall and through the roof. My fridge came with neither vents...i think its just covers tho so shouldnt be too hard to find. I was just getting lost with the baffles, insualtaion, and the whole bottom vent needing to be level with the floor of the fridge..i overcomplicate things loo
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