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My Electrolux rm4206 keeps on tripping on 240v

My Electrolux rm4206 keeps on tripping out the 240v electrics and does not work. Any solutions? I have checked the wiring and it all seems ok?

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SOURCE: Our caravan fridge electrolux rm4206

remove the fridge from caravan, now turn upside down and leave for as long as possible. what this does is get rid of any air locks in the gas. once left for a month or too turn back and leave for a day to setal and refit to caravan.this should solve your problem, it has been tried and tested on our caravan and worked. (This will not work on a domestic house fridge because they work on a different system)

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SOURCE: Our caravan electrolux RM4206 (using mains

The Rm4206
has to be dead level to work on mains electric, your caravan may be slightly out of level on your drive.
Put a mini level on top of it and try again.

Posted on May 17, 2009

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