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Old 05-30-2018, 08:47 AM   #1
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Help.Outdoor fridge stays on

I am looking for the outlet that my outdoor refrigerator and ice maker is plugged into. Both units are bolted down so I thought I would ask before trying to remove the units. Maybe there is an easier way to get to the outlet. I would like to turn the units off when at home and plugged in. My thought was that maybe I could add a switch or power strip with a switch. Does anybody know where the outlet is and the best way to get to it?
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Old 05-30-2018, 08:50 AM   #2
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Have you tried the main breaker panel? There's a good chance that the fridge is on it's own circuit.
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Old 05-30-2018, 08:50 AM   #3
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They are usually plugged into an outlet directly behind the Fridge, However you should be able to shut both off on the unit itself. Turn the temp control on the fridge to off and lift the ice maker full bar to off position or turn off on unit. If you need to move the Fridge, most are simply secured to the wall or counter top/floor with metal straps.
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Old 05-30-2018, 08:52 AM   #4
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Does the temperature switch inside it have an off setting? Our outdoor mini fridge does.

oops Flybob beat me to it.
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Old 05-30-2018, 09:06 AM   #5
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The outdoor fridge doesn't have a breaker. Only a fuse.
The fridge doesn't seem to have any temp control or visible switches.
I can see behind the unit. The power cord seems to go up but I don't see the end of it.
I guess I'll just have to pull the fridge and trace the cord.
Thanks for the replies everyone.
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Old 05-30-2018, 09:11 AM   #6
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Before you pull the fridge, do a little more checking. It is very unusual for an RV fridge to only have a fuse. That means it is 12V only. Do you have the manual for the fridge? If not get manufacturer and model number and look it up on line. It is very unusual for a fridge to not have a temp control. I have only seen this is SS fridges and they don't have ice makers as they do not get that cold.
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Old 05-30-2018, 09:18 AM   #7
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Are there any access panels behind the fridge you can get to?

My outdoor mini fridge stopped working. I pulled an access panel from a storage compartment behind the fridge and found the outlet it was plugged into. The plug had jostled loose during the travel between campsites.
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I have a Rockwood Mini and I bought a short corded power strip from HF and plugged it into the outlet behind the fridge and placed the strip vertically on the side of the fridge so I can turn the fridge on and off. So far we have not used the fridge.
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Figured it out. There are two outlets above the fridge and ice maker on the inside of the outside wall above the access door. I added a power strip and now I can cut the power the fridge or ice maker whenever I want without monkeying with the breakers. Thanks for the tip UT Grandpa.
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