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Old 04-04-2011, 10:29 PM   #11
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I know it sounds silly but check the back of the frig from the outside and see if it's pluged in. I had the same problem with my MH when I bought it and their "check out" never caught it.
Peskin - if it wasn't plugged in at all then the lights inside the refrigerator wouldn't have worked, right? They were on even when the refrigerator wasn't cooling.

I didn't make it out there to check the make and model of the refrigerator today, we had major storms here.

Thanks everyone for the tips.
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Old 04-04-2011, 11:00 PM   #12
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I am thinking that by actually pressing the 'auto' button after plugging into shore power you turned the unit off. When we are on LP before plugging in I don't press anything. It goes over automatically. Hense the automatic switchover I always figured. Then when I unplug and drive away it is back to LP. Always done this,both fridges we have had.

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Our unit doesn't have two separate buttons for auto and gas. The refrigerator has 2 buttons total - one for on/off and the second is gas/auto. That second button is depressed for gas and sticking out for auto. So it had been depressed on our drive, and then when we arrived we pushed it to pop it out for auto.

We will check to make sure the unit is plugged in (even though as I stated above, the lights inside the frig were on the whole time, so I think it's plugged in). But even if it wasn't plugged in, on "auto" if it wasn't getting power it should have pulled propane.

Very perplexing.

Edited to add: we checked the breakers when we realized the problem and they were all fine.
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Old 04-05-2011, 08:45 AM   #13
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I the AC is not plugged in, the unit should STILL WORK on propane and 12 volt DC. The panel lights and propane control circuits come off the power center on their own power wire wired directly to the fuse panel.

When self contained, that outlet is dead.

Was the gas turned off at the bottles? If you shut off the gas while traveling and you then remove AC power, the auto light will be ON and so will the CHECK light.

The check light will not come on immediately since the fridge is still cold and not calling for cool yet. About 15 minutes down the road, the fridge will try to use AC to cool the warming fridge. NO GO
So it will then default to gas and try to light it. If gas is shut off...
NO GO and the check light will come on and your chocolate ice cream will melt.
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