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My Dometic refridgerator quit working on electric so we

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My Dometic refridgerator quit working on electric so we changed it to gas, worked fine.
JA: Has the vehicle turned into a gas hog? And how does it start -- same as usual?
Customer: we were gone for a monthafter 2 weeks it didnt cool on gas or electric. Had to go buy a small refridgerator toget by till we got home. Checked the fuses,they were ok. hooked it back up worked for a while on electric, then quit. Switched to gas, would not even cool on gas.
JA: What is the model/year of your RV?
Customer: its a 2012 Cougar fifth wheel. Model# ***** LBX serial # 11395871
JA: Are you fixing your Cougar yourself? What have you tried so far?
Customer: check fuses,checked electrical,and checked gas all checks fine
JA: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?
Customer: it was just intermitant problem.
Submitted: 21 days ago.
Category: RV
Expert:  Kelly replied 21 days ago.

Thanks for counting on us to help with your appliance problem. My name is ***** ***** I look forward to helping you!

Expert:  Kelly replied 21 days ago.

When operating on gas, was the flame staying lit, even though it was not cooling?

Customer: replied 21 days ago.
No it didn't do anythong
Expert:  Kelly replied 21 days ago.

So it would not even light?

Customer: replied 21 days ago.
No it didn't click like it was trying to light. And wouldn't do anything on electric. Is there a recall?
Expert:  Kelly replied 21 days ago.

Are you sure it is a DM series and not the RM series (first two of the model number)?

Customer: replied 21 days ago.
I thought it was DM
Expert:  Kelly replied 21 days ago.

Okay, if that is the case, there are no active recalls. So, it will light and work intermittently?

Customer: replied 21 days ago.
Sometimes if you unplug the Rv and move it, it would start working but after awhile it would get warm again. And wouldnot work on gas either.
Expert:  Kelly replied 21 days ago.

It is a problem with the cooling unit. Have you ever had it running for an extended period when it was unlevel?

Customer: replied 21 days ago.
No we always level our rv. I know that can be a problem. But we always make sure it's level. To me it seems like an electrical problem . I don't know if there is a relay or ristor that could be the problem.
Expert:  Kelly replied 21 days ago.

On gas, there is no electrical involved.

Customer: replied 21 days ago.
I guess I'll just have to take it to an Rv dealer.
Expert:  Kelly replied 21 days ago.

I understand, thank you.

Customer: replied 21 days ago.
Thank you for trying to help.
Expert:  Kelly replied 21 days ago.

Sorry it was not an easy fix.