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Old 06-10-2014, 08:19 PM   #1
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And for the next of my noob questions...

I have a Dometic RM2310 3-way. It works fine in 110V mode. But in 12V mode it doesn't cool down. I've had it there for a couple hours and the freezer barely gets a little cool. Wouldn't even keep a snickers bar from melting. Is that normal? Is 12V mode mainly for maintaining an already cold fridge?

The real problem is propane mode. I can't get it to light. I followed the steps listed in the owners manual but it's just not firing up. What troubleshooting steps can I take before taking it to an RV service center?

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Old 06-10-2014, 09:11 PM   #2
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Did you turn the propane back on after you shut it off to try the hwh switches?
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Old 06-10-2014, 10:34 PM   #3
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DC well not cool very well, really only used while driving to keep a fridge that is all ready cold, cold, or cool depending on the ambient temp.
Put a remote thermometer in your fridge to monitor temps, don't want to get sick on spoiled food. Also, if you don't already have one, a little fan will help circulate the air, and keep food cooler, and only open the door when needed, and close it right away.
For the propane try lighting your stove to purge the line, then shut off the stove, and then try the fridge on propane.
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Old 06-11-2014, 12:24 AM   #4
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Yes, the propane is turned on. I lit the stove burner and it worked fine.

I think it might electrical, because I don't even see a spark when I hit the igniter.
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Old 06-11-2014, 01:52 AM   #5
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I think it is Piezo Lighter in my Dometic. No power needed.

Do you light yours by pushing and holding one button in then pressing the lighter button which makes something like a snapping sound?
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Yes. I hold the one button in while pushing the starter. It does make a snapping sound. Just no ignition. Should I be able to see a spark?
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Are you holding the one button down, and pushing the other button repeatedly until the line is in the green, then release the button you were holding in?
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...until the line is in the green...
What does that mean?

The instructions say to hold the button in for 10 seconds after it lights. Of course, which I never have to do because it doesn't light.
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Old 06-11-2014, 06:08 PM   #9
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GAS OPERATION
Refrigerators with Piezo lgnitor (RM2310 & RM2410)
To start the refrigerator, turn knob “A” to the “GAS” position.
Turn the thermostat knob “B” one-quarter (l/4) of a turn from the “OFF” position.
Push button “C” in until it bottoms out-and hold. While holding button “C”, push button “D” for the piezo ignitor several times to light the burner. This can be observed through the flame view port, “E”, on the refrigerator.
After the flame lights, continue to hold button “C” for an additional fifteen (15) seconds. Release the button “C” and check the flame view port “E” to make sure the burner does not go out. If the burner goes out, repeat the lighting procedure.
To shut off the refrigerator, turn Knob “A” to the “OFF” position.

You need to keep pushing the D button repeatedly until the flame indicator shows lit in flame view port. (in the green) That's how mine worked, maybe you have a different flame port.
Anyway that's the best discription I can give you.
If it doesn't light might be time to take it to a pro.
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Old 06-16-2014, 12:06 AM   #10
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Yeah. Over the last week I must have pushed that button 100 times. Never lit. Never even saw a spark. We took it for a short 2-day camping trip. And even plugged into 110V it didn't cool that well. I was hoping to avoid expensive repairs right off the bat with this rig, but I guess not.
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