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Old 12-12-2015, 05:37 PM   #1
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Hi Forum. My 2013 378TS Frigidaire Fridge doesn't have any power. Where in heck did they hide the fuses/CB?? I looked at the 2 boxes in the bedroom..all are good. I found the small box under the hood with the Bussman Type 1 Auto Reset, they looked ok too.
Could the problem be w the batteries or the hard wired set up that is under the pantry?? I am stumped and hate it when small or BIG things don't work.
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Old 12-12-2015, 06:48 PM   #2
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Are you connected to shore power or trying to run off battery power?
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I tried both. But I am on shore power 24/7
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Old 12-12-2015, 08:42 PM   #4
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I believe the residential fridge is plugged directly into the inverter (located in an exterior compartment directly below the fridge; mine has a panel with two white screw in covers for access) which should have a "pass through" when hooked to shore power. Try plugging the fridge in to a different outlet (probably need an extension cord). If it works, your inverter needs some attention. I'm not sure, but I'd bet the inverter has some sort of fuse on it somewhere...
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I don't believe there is a plug on the refrigerator. There is a panel box right next to the unit that has a large gauge red wire bolted to a copper strip and 6" from that one in black. But no plug there or in the basement under the unit.
I checked ALL the breakers and fuses that I could find. That was one of my initial questions....if there were more breakers, etc around the coach. Checked gfi's too.
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If all else fails you could try plugging the refridge directly to an extension cord that is plugged into shore power. You can find the refridge plug in the bathroom cabinet. There is an access hole there. At least on our 2013 378xl.
On my unit the inverter either has a built in or external transfer switch. That may be a possible issue.
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Old 12-13-2015, 02:11 PM   #8
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We have a 2014 378, our inverter is in a compartment above the propane tank. there is a relay that switches between shore power and the inverter. I agree in plugging a extension cord into your fridge and narrow it down to fridge not working, or lack of power to it.
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I don't believe there is a plug on the refrigerator. There is a panel box right next to the unit that has a large gauge red wire bolted to a copper strip and 6" from that one in black. But no plug there or in the basement under the unit.
I checked ALL the breakers and fuses that I could find. That was one of my initial questions....if there were more breakers, etc around the coach. Checked gfi's too.
The large red and black wires sound like feed to the inverter. Look for a connection from it to the refrigerator. Probably a plug and socket but could be direct wired. Either way it will probably look like a typical appliance cord.
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Old 12-14-2015, 08:31 AM   #10
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On my 335DS the fridge is wired through a transfer switch (small black box) that both plugs into the inverter and is hard wired to 120 volts. It looks like this.


If the fridge doesn't work on shore power OR battery (presuming the inverter is turned on) the failure has to be the transfer switch itself. I haven't looked to see is there is a plug in the fridge in my unit or the switch is hard wired to the refrigerator. You need to follow the two black wires from the switch. One will go to 120 VAC power and the other to the fridge.

The transfer switch (a relay) senses that there is shore power and switches the fridge automatically to show power and disconnects it from the inverter. The inverter will continue to run but with no load.
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