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Old 09-14-2016, 10:25 PM   #1
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Fridge acting up

We just bought a 14' Berk 40BH. We are loving it. Picked it up in TX and brought it home to Huntsville, Al. No problems to speak of. I store the Berk in a storage unit that has 30amp power. When my gen is running my fridge works fine. I park it in storage and come back the next day and the fridge is not working (and all the food is spoiled). I turn on the gen...fridge works. I'm thinking I my have a transfer switch issue, but everything else in the coach works fine when connected to the 30amp power. If there are any tips out there I would appreciate them.

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Old 09-15-2016, 06:59 AM   #2
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Do you have power to other items in the rig like microwave? When you plug in do you hear the transfer switch bang a little? Just one bang. Have you checked the breaker box?
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Old 09-15-2016, 07:22 AM   #3
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could your 30amp dogbone be bad and you are only getting power to one side of your 50amp service?
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Old 09-15-2016, 10:40 AM   #4
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I store my Berkshire at home with 30 amp power to the unit without any problems. As stated in a previous response, I would check the wiring in your dogbone to see if you lost a line of power and are only receiving power to one leg.

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Old 09-15-2016, 09:57 PM   #5
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I have power to everything else. Picking up a new dogbone this weekend and I will keep you posted. Thanks for the feedback!


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Old 09-16-2016, 09:37 AM   #6
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I have power to everything else. Picking up a new dogbone this weekend and I will keep you posted. Thanks for the feedback!


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Rather than spending the money why don't you buss out your old one with an OHM meter or buss light to see if it is OK?
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Fridge acting up

Silver that's a great idea! Never crossed my mind. Thanks!


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Update on my fridge issue...thanks to Silvers recommendation it turns out my plug in my storage building was not putting out much power. It was only putting out 15-16 amps. Storage company fixed right away and wal-la! Really appreciate all of the input and help!


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Old 09-22-2016, 02:08 PM   #9
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Fantastic! I love it when the fix is simple! Always check the source first!
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Update on my fridge issue...thanks to Silvers recommendation it turns out my plug in my storage building was not putting out much power. It was only putting out 15-16 amps. Storage company fixed right away and wal-la! Really appreciate all of the input and help!


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Ya, Silver is kind of the resident genius....


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