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I have an R.pod 171 & have it camping for only the 2nd time.

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I have an R.pod...

I have an R.pod 171 & have it camping for only the 2nd time. I can't figure out how to make the refrigerator come on. Electricity is hooked to everything else.

Mechanic's Assistant: What's the make/model/year of your RV?

It's 171, 2017

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the model of your '17 RV?

Where would I find that? The owners manual doesn't say. The pod has a frog in a boat on the side of it!

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your RV yourself? What have you tried so far?

Pushing all the buttons on the top left of the door, one at a time. Triangle, making it get warmer & colder, the button with a vertical line in it & the plug in button

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

I can't think of anything except it worked fine 2 mo. Ago when I camped.

Submitted: 5 years ago.Category: RV
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7/29/2017
RV Mechanic: Randall, RVIA Certification replied 5 years ago
Randall
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Hi! My name is ***** ***** I can assist you with this. I may need some additional information from you first in order to give a complete answer.

W​hich fridge do you have? They have several that are used. Make and model are on the data tag on the inside of the box.

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Customer reply replied 5 years ago
It's a Dometic. I see no make & model tag.
RV Mechanic: Randall, RVIA Certification replied 5 years ago

O​pen up the door and look on the inside wall.

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Customer reply replied 5 years ago
Just tell me please. I'm disappointed this problem seems to be a money grabber. I'm surprised Forest River would do this.
I left the door open & it beeped.
RV Mechanic: Randall, RVIA Certification replied 5 years ago

Hard for me to be specific now knowing which fridge model you have. They put more than one model in these. It is probably an RM8500 series, but I don't know that for sure. Take a look at this manual and see if this matches yours. Didn't the dealer bother to show you how this worked? No manual? http://www.caravanfridges.co.uk/pdf-manuals/rm-rms-rml-operation-manual.pdf

There is only one fee here........no matter if there are one or two exchanges or 40 of them.

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RV Mechanic: Randall, RVIA Certification replied 5 years ago

I am adding a link to the Dometic 8000 series fridge Service Manual. It tells you absolutely anything about this fridge you need to know. Print it out so you have it. IF the fridge won't come on you need to check the fuse in your load center or make sure that the battery(s) are charged up so you have enough power to operate it. let me know if you need more on this later. No time limit on follow ups. http://bryantrv.com/docs2/docs/Service%20Manual,%20RM8xxx.pdf

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Customer reply replied 5 years ago
That picture doesn't look like mine. I swear there's no tag w/model no.
RV Mechanic: Randall, RVIA Certification replied 5 years ago

H​ow about can you attach a photo of your fridge to your post using the paperclip icon so I can see it? That would help. I mainly want to see the display.

L​et me know if your display looks like the one on page 27.

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RV Mechanic: Randall, RVIA Certification replied 5 years ago

G​ot it.........let me do some checking.

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RV Mechanic: Randall, RVIA Certification replied 5 years ago

I​ think this is the newer DMR702 model that they are installing now. No User's Manual that came with it? I can't even find one online. What does that yellow tag say as I can' read it?

I think that "I" button is the "on/off" and then you push the button you want for mode. Don't use the battery symbol unless you are moving and have the charge line hooked up from the tow vehicle. Any lights come on at all when you do this and chose LP for instance?

I can give Dometic Technical a call first thing in the morning and get a set of operating instructions on this.

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Customer reply replied 5 years ago
I don't know if there's a user manual, it may be at home if there is. Tag says RESET ,Dometic , & has a finger touching the triangle button. And "reset" in 7 languages. I just pushed reset again & it binged, something it didn't ever do yesterday.
RV Mechanic: Randall, RVIA Certification replied 5 years ago

D​id the display come on at all?

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Customer reply replied 5 years ago
The lights have always been on. It binged, something it hasn't done before.
RV Mechanic: Randall, RVIA Certification replied 5 years ago

Set the temp up to maximum. Give it a few hours. Or if there is a flashing light let me know.

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Customer reply replied 5 years ago
The temp has been set at max since I've been here. No flashing light.
RV Mechanic: Randall, RVIA Certification replied 5 years ago

Which mode are you using? If you are plugged into shore power push the "Plug" icon down.

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Customer reply replied 5 years ago
Electric. They were all lit up before, now just electric. It's starting to cool now. I have no idea why it binged this morning & wouldnt yesterday. Thank you.
RV Mechanic: Randall, RVIA Certification replied 5 years ago

Great! Let me know what happens. I will get you a manual tomorrow.

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Customer reply replied 5 years ago
Ok thanks. I'd rather have a paper one than online, but that probably isn't an option.
RV Mechanic: Randall, RVIA Certification replied 5 years ago

You can call Dometic Customer Service and get one. Or print out the link I send you.

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RV Mechanic: Randall, RVIA Certification replied 5 years ago

I am still waiting for a copy of the User's Manual from Dometic............

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RV Mechanic: Randall, RVIA Certification replied 5 years ago

Dometic finally did get me that User's Manual. If you need a copy, please add an e-mail addy.

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RV Mechanic: Randall, RVIA Certification replied 5 years ago

I will mail that as soon as I get home........out to breakfast with my wife.

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Customer reply replied 5 years ago
OK, thanks. Happy breakfast!
RV Mechanic: Randall, RVIA Certification replied 5 years ago

Hope so!

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