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Old 02-18-2014, 12:27 PM   #1
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Refrigerator not working off the inverter

I have a 2013 XL 378TS with the residential refrigerator that has stopped working off the inverter. The inverter light is on but the fridge does not have power. I read some time back about a circuit breaker but have no idea where it is. Help will be much appreciated. Thanks.
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Old 02-18-2014, 12:35 PM   #2
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I have a 2013 XL 378TS with the residential refrigerator that has stopped working off the inverter. The inverter light is on but the fridge does not have power. I read some time back about a circuit breaker but have no idea where it is. Help will be much appreciated. Thanks.
If you are in a campground plugged into shore power you can run a cord to the exterior compartment where the invertor is located and plug the refrigerator into the extension cord.
That way you can find out if the problem is the refrigerator, invertor or your batteries.
If you have a volt meter you can check the output of the invertor to see if its putting out 120 volts AC.
Good luck
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Old 02-18-2014, 06:22 PM   #3
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Your setup may be similar to ours. You have a remote switch (inside the coach), a transfer switch (next to the inverter), and the inverter (ours is in the water heater compartment). I would first make sure the inverter is on, that the plug is firmly seated in the outlet, and that the GFI is not tripped on the inverter itself. I would say check the back of the remote switch because there is an ignition lockout switch, but since it was working before it shouldn't matter. Like Iggy said, you can unplug the refrigerator from the inverter and plug it into a good known source of 120v. Let us know how it goes.
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Old 06-04-2014, 11:22 AM   #4
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Our GFI trips every couple of months on the inverter located in the storage box underneath. I have been told that you are not supposed to operate a fridge on an outlet with a GFI since the compressor will cause it to trip. I don't know for sure if this is the case so I just hit the reset button on occasion. It only seems to trip when switching so it's not a big issue.


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I have had to reset the GFI on the inverter a few times also. The green light inside the coach comes on even though it has been tripped
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Old 06-06-2014, 12:25 AM   #6
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I assume by now you have figured out where your inverter and reset button are, but just in case you have not on my 2013 GT XL 377TS the inverter is on the outside above the propane tank on the driver side. You should have a round white cap there that you can unscrew and reach in to push the reset button on the inverter.
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