Useful Info - Fridge

Keep it Level
In order for your refrigerator to work correctly it must be level. Set a bubble level inside the refrigerator and level the rig to that bubble. If you constantly run the fridge with it off-level, damage can result. The unit will be ok while you drive because of the constant swaying of your RV.

Preventative Maintenance
Over time the burner compartment of your RVs refrigerator can become quite dirty. This is due to its location on the outside of the RV, exposed to the elements. For peak efficiency, this compartment should be cleaned regularly. To clean it, first open the cover on the outside of the RV. Before doing anything, take a good look. Is anything wrong? Are any wires chewed by rodents? Have any creatures taken up residence? If they have, you need to fix these items. Otherwise, a general cleaning is easy. (Before doing any maintenance, make sure the both Propane and Electricity are OFF) The first thing you will want to do is to clean the compartment cover. Make sure the vents are free of debris; this will assure maximum air flow for proper combustion while running on propane. Next remove any loose material from the compartment. This can be done with a small hand broom or compressed air. Finally, follow you owner’s manual and find the burner orifice. Blow this area out with compressed air. I was amazed at how much junk came out when I did this. Now you can reinstall any access covers and enjoy a nice cold beverage from the fridge.

Tips on Use & Maintenance
As the refrigerator is the most used and relied upon appliance in the motorhome, regular service & maintenance is very important.

The refrigerator operates by heat applied to the boiler system and it is of paramount importance that this heat be kept within the necessary limits and be properly applied. Keeping the unit properly cleaned and tuned will ensure that the heat exchange is kept within the required limits. This heat exchange applies to all three operating modes. Although regular service & maintenance will vary depending upon usage, yearly service is recommended by the manufacturer. This service & maintenance should be performed by a certified Dometic Manual Refrigeration Technician.

Here are some suggestions to keep your refrigerator up and running between scheduled services.

Be sure to check the burner flame for proper appearance. The flame should be light blue. If it has a yellow tip, this means it is burning incorrectly and should be serviced. Check to be sure there is no spider web, insect nest, soot or rust on or around the burner. If there is, knock it off with a small screwdriver and clean the area with compressed air or by blowing through a soda straw.

For proper ventilation, keep the area behind your refrigerator clear. Check the upper and lower vents and the area between vent openings for any obstructions such as a bee or birds nest.

Check all connections in the LP gas system (at the back of your refrigerator) for gas leaks by applying a non corrosive commercial leak detector solution at all connections.

A properly serviced and maintained refrigerator should provide years of trouble free service.

Put moth balls near the propane lines of the water heater and refrigerator. This will deter spiders

Cleaning Tips
To keep your refrigerator clean and smelling good between uses, remove any food from it. Wipe the inside down with warm water and baking soda. Allow it to dry. Always store the RV with the refrigerator and freezer doors propped open to prevent mildew.

Conserve Space
Use square (or rectangle) storage containers in your RV refrigerator. They use less room than round containers do.