We have a domestic royale frig.(3 way elec., gas and dc.)

When we are plugged in to electric it goes onto the ac side for a while and the check light comes on and when we reset it goes back to electric then jumps to gas.  Does anyone knows why it jumps to gas. 

Plus the lower part doesn't seem cold but the freezer is doing great.

Any help or info would be great.


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Comment by Jeff & Natalie Shauberger on June 14, 2012 at 2:58pm

Thanks we replaced the board for $139.99 AND IT WORKS GREAT, plus replaced the electric heating element.  


Comment by Jeff & Natalie Shauberger on May 23, 2012 at 11:50am

Thank's for the info.. But another thought when the inverter gets hot it trips this causing the check light to come on. The monter says batteries are dead but when we shut off the inverter let it coll then kick it back on the batteries are fully charged. So, between what u are saying and what we saying maybe we should just replace both and safe...

Thank you for the info we will let u know how it goes..

Comment by Tony and Joy Durfey on May 23, 2012 at 10:33am


    Sounds like a control circuit board to me.  Had to replace ours, about 200.00 for the part online and 1/2 hour to put it in.  If the board senses lack of ac power it will switch to gas.

    As far as the freezer issue.  Just the nature of the beast.  You have a absorbsion system.  Ammonia  is heated by ac, gas or DC and becomes gas, goes through you freezer becomes liquid again and back to be heated again.  It takes this type system 12 or more hours to cool the reefer part of the unit.  Also the unit must be as level as possible.  Not the most efficient system but better then ice.  Happy to help if we can, Tony, Joy and Cool Paw Luke



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