If you travel in your RV often, you should ensure that all of your appliances are operating correctly. This is especially true of your refrigerator. After all it is one of the most important of your RV appliances. If your refrigerator is not operating properly, you need to repair it immediately. Feel free to contact your Central PA RV Dealer if you have any questions on the operation or maintenance of your RV Refrigerator. If you think you may have a problem, please call our service department to schedule an appointment. Safe Travels and Happy RVing!
The three steps below are a quick guide to make sure your RV refrigerator is working properly. You may have a Dometic or a Norcold refrigerator. Most, if not all, refrigerators found in all RVs are produced by one of those companies. The steps below will work on which ever make or model you have.
Step 1: Ensure the refrigerator is sitting level. All you need to do is set a level on the top of the refrigerator. Sometimes RV refrigerators will not work properly if they are not sitting level. If the level indicates that this refrigerator is not level, simply move your RV to flatter land. If it is sitting level, you can rule this out as the problem.
Step 2: Test the settings. If the refrigerator will only operate in 120-volt, make sure the on-board battery is operating correctly. If not you should replace it. If the refrigerator will only operate in gas mode, check the breaker to which it is connected. If it operates only in electrical mode, check the burner’s pilot light. Simply open the access panel and relight this pilot light.
Step 3: Check for ammonia leaks. If the refrigerator is leaking ammonia, you will smell ammonia or see the appearance of yellow stains on or around the cooling unit. If this is the case, shut off all electricity and gas to your refrigerator immediately. You will need to replace the cooling unit entirely before operating this refrigerator again. Ammonia is flammable and presents a potential fire hazard.
Take a quick look at the video below. This video gives us a great insight on the workings of an RV Refrigerator.
Safe Travels and Happy RVing!