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Fridge not working on 12V or 220V

We live on a boat in France. Last year while plugged in to shore power, there was an electrical surge which tripped our on-board main fuse switch and everythig seemed to be fine after re-setting including our fridge with the green light showing power on. The next day, however, we found that the fridge was no longer cooling. We switched to gas and it started working again.
Which parts are likely to be the problem and how can they be fixed?

Cheers,

Simon

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  • Simon99 Feb 26, 2008

    Thanks for this. Is it possible that the in-line fuses on both connections, 12V and 220V, would have blown first? If so, do you know an easy way to check?



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Hi simon, i would say your ac heater is gone bad. it could have open up and no longer heating when you have a power surge . these heating elemenent are also located in the gas generator. you have to replace this heating element.

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  • francis rivero Feb 27, 2008

    you can check if there is a wiring diagram. but im sure they would have separate in line fuses. you can check all fuses that you will find and replaced those you will find with no continuity with the same ratings as the originals. you can check the heating elements by a continuity tester. there should be a continuity if you test the two ends of the heating element.

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