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Old 08-26-2016, 10:27 PM   #1
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Refrigerator electrical problem

I'm new to the r.v. world. I've got a 2012 XLR Toy hauler. My fridge will not work on electric. The plugging box behind the fridge is dead. (Behind cover outside of trailer) Checked breakers and fuses all good. Trailer Sat for a year. Worked when previous owner had it. Anybody else had this problem?
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Old 08-27-2016, 12:00 AM   #2
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Check the GFI in the bathroom or any out her place you might have one.
That is the problem most of the time, it's on one line.


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Old 08-27-2016, 02:55 PM   #3
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Also, even if the breaker looked like it wasn't tripped, did you flip it off and back on?
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Old 08-27-2016, 10:43 PM   #4
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[QUOTE=Bama Rambler;1301917]Also, even if the breaker looked like it wasn't tripped, did you flip it off and back on?[/QUOTE
Checked the GIFs. Reset but no help. Plugged the fridge into the outside socket. 12 hours later, water in the freezer is frozen, but the fridge compartment doesn't seem to be very cold. Looks like a service call to a dealer might be in my future.
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flipped and reflipped GIFs. Still nothing to the box behind the fridge. Seems too work being plugged into another outlet. But after 24 hours, although ice is frozen in the freezer, the refrigerator doesn't feel very cold.
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Old 08-28-2016, 12:09 PM   #6
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Check for GFCI in outside outlets also.
On the fridge, if you have a model with a slider check the slider on the fins in the back. Higher up is colder. It controls fridge temp. Also if the fridge is empty, it is hard to check the temp unless you have a thermometer in it while running. There is almost no mass in the fridge portion. It is the mass that absorbs the heat when you open the door. Put a can of liquid in let the fridge let it run for a few hours then check the temp of the liquid. RV fridges have a very slow recovery time ( after opening or loading with warm food) They perform much better when about 80-90% full. I always add several cans of soda or beer when I start the fridge.
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I noticed in your picture that the white sensor is headed into the upper right corner. Mine is just hanging loose. Could this be part of my problem?
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The slider inside the fridge has nothing to do with power to the plug box behind the fridge. Take the cover off the box and see if the wires are connected to the outlet and not corroded.
The sensor hanging loose would actually make the fridge/freezer colder than if it were on the fin. The fridge area not seeming cool enough could be a defective door seal.
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Does the sensor in the slide sit in the bottom or top..And thanks again for all the advice. Have a great Labor Day next weekend. Rick
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The thermistor sits about the middle of the plastic clip.

Let us know when you find out why you're not getting power to the fridge receptacle.
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