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Old 03-25-2014, 06:43 PM   #1
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This is the BEST site to help someone out who is just starting. I bought a 2007 rv and the refrigerator didn't turn on. The lights for the fridge seem to get no power at all. When I select either gas or electric...still nothing. The whole thing just seems dead. Could it be the board or wire? Anyone have any suggestions....Thanks again...T
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Old 03-25-2014, 06:51 PM   #2
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Have you checked all your fuses and reset any circuit breakers? Are you plugged into a known good ac power source? Is there anything else that does not work including all your AC outlets, lights, etc. Once you can isolate that the only thing that does not work is truly the fridge, then you can start thinking about something internal to the fridge itself. If so, the first thing I would do is pull the panel off the back side of the fridge and while using a volt meter, check that the power inlet has power. Do you have the schematic of the fridge to work with?
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Open the outside fridge cover. Look on the stack, probably on the right side. There will be several wires hooked to the stack. In between the wires there is a small resetable circuit breaker that you just need to push. This trips if the fridge overheats or is out of level for an excess time to protect the fridge from overheating. Had this happen to mine & was relieved to find that the fix was that easy. Check this out first.
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Open the outside fridge cover. Look on the stack, probably on the right side. There will be several wires hooked to the stack. In between the wires there is a small resetable circuit breaker that you just need to push. This trips if the fridge overheats or is out of level for an excess time to protect the fridge from overheating. Had this happen to mine & was relieved to find that the fix was that easy. Check this out first.
This is good to know. Good suggestion.
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Go to this link and look on the 2nd page. There is a picture showing the stack & the circuit breaker
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While you have the cover open look for Mud Dauber nests.
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Just askin' since you are new, the refrigerator does not make much if any noise its not like a compressor type also it will take several hours to cool down.

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Old 03-25-2014, 07:22 PM   #8
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The refrig seems dead...no lights at all...no cooling...it's like it is getting absolutely no power to unit
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The refrig seems dead...no lights at all...no cooling...it's like it is getting absolutely no power to unit
Theres fuses behind this cover if its a dometic.
You'll access it from outside.

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The frig light may be a clue or the bulb or switch might be bad.

If you take the outside cover off and the frig is operating on gas you should be able to see a small flame - about like a pilot light on the right side - you have to peek around the cover to see it. (make sure you have propane). If there is a flame the frig should be working - allow 24 hours for complete cool down.

The light in the frig and the circuit board use 12vdc for power. You need to check fuses and make sure the frig is getting 12 volt power (note it helps to have a good battery).

In the electric mode it runs of 110VAC - so you need to be plugged in for that.

It could be the circuit board but if you are getting the flame it should be okay. The last possibility is the frig is "broke". This can happen if it has been run when off level - more than 3. There is no simple fix for this.
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