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HOW TO: Dometic Refrigerator Button Guard (Little House Customs)


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This is super easy.....

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Little House Fridge Button Guard - scroll 3/4 of the way down to view

I have only mistakenly switched to DC once, and I caught it in time before the batteries went flat. The DC "heater" inside the fridge draws 15 amps continuously. It isn't something you want to leave operating more than an hour or two. Here is the DC/AC select button:

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The plate is clear plexiglass, maybe 1/4" thick or so. Follow the included instructions and install it. Center the guard left and right and also vertically, make sure it is level, and when you are satisfied push GENTLY. Make sure it looks good and none of the buttons bind in the guard holes. Mine were fine, if yours stick, remove and reposition the guard slightly. Once pressed firmly and held for half a minute, it won't move.

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The lights are easily seen, but eventually the dust will collect back there, so maybe a blast of compressed air might be needed in the future. I can't get my index finger inside the holes, but my pinky works fine. I can't see any of these buttons being pressed by mistake. The plastic will scratch easily and any harsh solvent may cloud it, so be gentle when cleaning the area. Do NOT spritz it with 409, the soap will run behind the plastic and you won't be able to get it all out.

 

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John Davies

Spokane WA

 

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"Mouse":  2017 Legacy Elite II NARV (Not An RV) Two Beds, Hull Number 218, See my HOW TO threads: https://olivertraveltrailers.com/topic/john-e-davies-how-to-threads-and-tech-articles-links/

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Tractors 1 (Charlie Y) - RV WIDGET WORKS -  is or was a member of our Forum - I've not noticed  him here recently  though.   He is the originator of the shield  JD mentions above.  If anyone is interested,  you might want to try sending him a PM or contact RV Widget Works and cut out the middle man.

Bill

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Charlie sent me several guards before the last rally when I gave the class Camping for Dummies.  I gave away a couple and still have one.  I’ll bring it to the next rally for someone.  We’ve had ours on for 4 years, after someone’s backside turned our fridge off!  Send him a PM and he should answer.  I think his forum name is tractor1.  Mike

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Mike and Carol | Fair Oaks Ranch, TX | 2016 Elite II #135 | 2020 Ram Rebel 4X4 5.7L Hemi

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