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?
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Re: Fridge not working on 12V or 220V
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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See if everything works. Stereos & TV's are usually the first to go. Items with digital devices go next analogs after that & grounded devices last. A whole house surge suppressor costs about 50 bucks and is just a few wires to connect & at the very least wall adapter surge suppressors should be connected to everything.
Did you try an other electrical outlet? Can you test the outlet has any voltage?
does the fridge have an on / off switch? I don't think so, so if nothing works also check the cable and the plug going in the outlet.
That power surge probably burnt out the guse on the circuit board. I suspect you may need a new board unless you know an electricity geek who can replace the fuse. New I would check your warranty. That circuit board might cost $200. plus..
Hi, I have a Hoover Nextra Fridge Freezer and last night it tripped all my electric. When I plugged it back in, it sounds like it is starting, but then after a couple of seconds clicks off again. Any ideas?
The inverter that converts the 12 volts to 120VAC is not working. An eletronic repair shop can fix this. refrigertor technician will replace the whole inverter, Or you can order the inverter unit and replace it yourself if you are somewhat a handy kind of person. It is not really that hard to replace them. Make sure first that the inverter is not putting out 120VAC when you connect 12V to it, before you take it to a shop.
Paul; Are you tripping the shore power pedestal? If so did you unplug the fridge and try it. The park pedestal breaker should be at least 30 amp and I can not believe the fridge would trip the site breaker before it tripped the breaker in your caravan. Are you sure it is the fridge? Your fridge is an old eletrolux dometic and I can not find the manual in my files. You may call Dometic and get a manual but That will not help you much. I will be more than glad to resolve your problem but I need more info. The Dometic# is 800 366 3842. Prompt to tech dept. Repost to us Thank You for using Fixya Jerry
On the old F n P fridges they use to use a 12v motor that was open shaft, there fore it wouldnt have a earth on it. Althou it can still over current. In lame mans turns I would say that it would be the compressor.
In terms of replacement, a new compressor in generally a third of what a new fridge cost. It would be a good idea if you didnt have the money for a new fridge but on that you dont get a warrenty. If you could get a domestic refrig tech out he would be able to quote on repairs.
if this is a new problem that suddenly occurred, then trust the fuse box...the frig has a problem. Most likely a compressor motor that has been electrically damaged...could have been power surges from utility or lightening or unknown. It also could be a wiring problem in the house...mice have been known to chew through wire insulation...they feel the warm wires and are fooled into believing the wire is a live food source and start chewing. A test of this wire problem is to remove the frig and plug in something that will demand close to the same current...(should also contain a motor)...read the frig's label on back of unit.