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I have a rv refrigerator with a heating element that I

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I have a rv refrigerator with a heating element that I believe is out. How do you check the element
Submitted: 11 months ago.
Category: Electrical
Expert:  ProGrade replied 11 months ago.

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If this is an electrical heating element, an ohmmeter would be used after disconnecting the wire from both terminals. Set the ohmmeter on the Rx1 scale, test the element. A low ohm reading would indicate a good element, a reading of infinity, a defective element.

Let me know if you have any othet questions, thanks

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
its defective then as I thought. Are you well versed on RV refrigerators. The heating element was removed and there is a tube that encapsulates the heating element. The heating element slides down inside this tube. There is an opening on the side of the tube and I am not sure if its supposed to be there or a corrosion area?
The model of the refrigerator is a Dometic Model RM2652 and I found a replacement element on line part number(###) ###-#### I can purchase this but not sure if the open area is factory or not?
Expert:  ProGrade replied 11 months ago.

I will see if I can find any details on it & let you know.

Expert:  ProGrade replied 11 months ago.

I couldn't find anything definitive, with the element already sealed, my opinion is that it does not matter even if it is corrosion.

When you go to pickup a new element, you could ask the supplier if they know or have a picture.

Good luck with your repair.



Expert:  ProGrade replied 11 months ago.

Hammac, I did not hear from you again and don't know if you got this resolved I was just checking in to see if you need any additional assistance thank you

Customer: replied 11 months ago.
I got it fixed. Thank you.
Expert:  ProGrade replied 11 months ago.

Great, please remember to rate my service. Thank you

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