Domestic frig recall

Discussion in 'General RVing' started by Poppa, Aug 10, 2007.

  1. Poppa

    Poppa Member

    Might be old news but there is a recall on Domectic frigs made between April 1997 and May 2003. :(

    You can check the model and serial number on and they will tell you if you have a recalled frig.

    Most real camper dealers can fix you with the kit and install it at no charge.

    Recall is due to a line that breaks and becimes a fire hazard
  2. Kali_Mist

    Kali_Mist New Member

    RE: Domestic frig recall

    Yes, Old News! not Domestic they are called Dometic out of LaGrange Indiana.
  3. C Nash

    C Nash Senior Member

    Re: Domestic frig recall

    Norcold also has some on recall. Go to for recall numbers.
  4. s.harrington

    s.harrington Senior Member

    Re: Domestic frig recall

    Have you seen the fix??? its real cheesy.
  5. deniloo

    deniloo New Member

    RE: Domestic frig recall

    We took our 5th wheel in a few weeks ago to have this recall fixed. Last weekend we went camping and blew acouple fuses. Anyway DH found that the "fix" was the cause. They laid a wire on top of the metal they put in to "fix" the problem and it shorted out the wires. Just thought I'd let you all know what to watch for if you need this fix.
  6. WildWillyToo

    WildWillyToo New Member

    Re: Domestic frig recall

    The Dometic recall "fix" is nothing but a glorified band-aid!
    The problem is a crack, caused by stress, can open up at the bottom of the cooling unit by the burner. If the burner is running when the refrigerant solution leaks out it could cause a fire. Rather than fix the cooling units, they are only adding additional shielding and an additional thermal cut-off.

    It will pretty much stop any chance of a fire, but doesn't resolve the potential cooling unit crack!

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