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Old 03-26-2007, 05:02 AM
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I checked mine this weekend, Model number is on the list but not the serial number. I have a 2003 5er and had a problem with the refrigerator from the time it was new, they keep doing fixes on it until last spring when they replaced it with a new one, works great now.

I wish someone could post pictures of where this crack can develop in the boiler tube. Some of us that are not on the recall would sleep better at night if we new where to look for this crack. Just to see with my own eyes if there is or not a crack.
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I wish someone could post pictures of where this crack can develop in the boiler tube. Some of us that are not on the recall would sleep better at night if we new where to look for this crack. Just to see with my own eyes if there is or not a crack.
10-4 on the pictures. My TT is set up in the country and has not moved in over three years. I'd like to be sure it has a problem before I buy new tires and wag it to the dealer for repair.
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Check rv.net. Look at the Tech Issues forum. They have a sticky at the top. Lots of info AND pictures regarding this.

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Originally Posted by Casey Balvert View Post
Check rv.net. Look at the Tech Issues forum. They have a sticky at the top. Lots of info AND pictures regarding this.

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I put a Sticky back on this thread and here is the link for the posts on the rv.net website. CLICK HERE

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i would like to see those pictures but can't find them.
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Look on page 41 of that thread. Other pictures on other pages as well. Shows the problem area. A lot of people including myself are going to an aftermarket heater. The spec calls for 44 ohms resistance and mine was 37 ohms. Putting out too much heat in my opinion. Dometics fix is a band-aid solution at best to prevent a fire but doesn't address the cause of the failures. I hope that by using a properly rated heater, I will be able to avoid a future failure.

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Originally Posted by Casey Balvert View Post
Look on page 41 of that thread. Other pictures on other pages as well. Shows the problem area. A lot of people including myself are going to an aftermarket heater. The spec calls for 44 ohms resistance and mine was 37 ohms. Putting out too much heat in my opinion. Dometics fix is a band-aid solution at best to prevent a fire but doesn't address the cause of the failures. I hope that by using a properly rated heater, I will be able to avoid a future failure.

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Dometic also blames the problem on too much heat. In the time period of the fridges in the recall they went to a higher heating element.
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Old 04-16-2007, 08:14 PM
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Today is the first day that Authorized Dealerships/Service Centers are allowed to order parts from Dometic. Just thought that I would remind everyone to get it done.
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Hmmmm.......mine is an '01 with the dreaded model and serial number, but I haven't recivied a notice.

I use mine at my place in the country, and it hasn't been moved in about 5 years. I guess I'll have to buy tires and pack the wheel bearings before I can take it in.
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anyone here of any parts actually being delivered?
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Gosh, I'm lazy. I just got out there and opened ours up on Sunday. Sanitized the fresh water tank and fired up the appliances.

I really need to take a minute and check out my serial #, I know with my luck I have one of the ones........
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anyone here of any parts actually being delivered?

Yes, Dometic is actively shipping out recall kits, my shop has done over a dozen so far. As long as the authorized service centers call Dometic up and order the kits they get them usually within 2-3 business days.
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Just checked mine and it's OK, Thanks for the info.
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I just bought an 04 Weekend Warrior FS2600 and unfortunately the Dometic Fridge was on the recall list. I took it to my local RV dealer and they performed the recall in about 45 minutes or less. Added some sort of heat shield and sensor. Anyway the fridge worked good before and seems fine now too.
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Dometic recall

Dometic will not send any notice to customers. You need to contact their customer service Dept. and I believe there is a phone number for the recall.

My unit got a hole burnt into the cooling line. Talked with local dealer, no warranty. Cost of repair close to $800. Five months later wife read about recall. We contacted Dometic got a recall packet, filled it out and sent it back with our recipt and got reinbursed for the total cost.

Be proactive do not wait.
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