Question about Refrigerators

1 Answer

Will my gas boat fridge work with out power - Refrigerators

Posted by on

1 Answer

  • Level 3:

    An expert who has achieved level 3 by getting 1000 points

    All-Star:

    An expert that got 10 achievements.

    MVP:

    An expert that got 5 achievements.

    Vice President:

    An expert whose answer got voted for 100 times.

  • Master
  • 828 Answers

Power to drive a gas refrigerator comes from one of two places. Electrical or LP gas. That is if your system is dual powered. It must be shifted over to gas if the electrical is turned off or disconnected.
A separate thermostat controls the gas end and an electric thermostat controls the electrical end. You must manually change the operating mode from one to the other. When in the gas mode no electrical power is necessary.

Posted on Apr 29, 2008

1 Suggested Answer

6ya6ya
  • 2 Answers

SOURCE: I have freestanding Series 8 dishwasher. Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. How can this be resolved

Hi,
a 6ya expert can help you resolve that issue over the phone in a minute or two.
best thing about this new service is that you are never placed on hold and get to talk to real repairmen in the US.
the service is completely free and covers almost anything you can think of (from cars to computers, handyman, and even drones).
click here to download the app (for users in the US for now) and get all the help you need.
goodluck!

Posted on Jan 02, 2017

Add Your Answer

Uploading: 0%

my-video-file.mp4

Complete. Click "Add" to insert your video. Add

×

Loading...
Loading...

Related Questions:

1 Answer

Today i found my thetford fridge in c/van not working on 240 power so i turned it on to gas and it workes. Any idea what might be the problem?


the fridge works by heating crystals that creates a gas that is the refrigeration
if it works on gas then the system is good and indicates that the 240 volt heating element is not working
find a caravan repair center and have it checked out

Nov 25, 2016 | Thetford Refrigerators

1 Answer

My fridge will only work on 220 volts but not on 12v or gas anymore. the fridge worked perfectly then the gas stopped working one day, i discovered that the gas pipped was blocked, after unblocking it the...


Your refrigerator has a freon that we call R-717 which is amonia. You have to heat the amonia to have refrigeration. using the 12 volt side will cause power drain on batteries. If you had to close the gas valve most of the way down this is telling me that he gas pressure regulator went bad. The 220 volt heater is still working that is why this is working. change the regulator and you should go back to gas for operation. If the helps give me a rating please. thank you.

Apr 08, 2011 | Refrigerators

1 Answer

MY FRIDGE CUTS OUT WHEN THE POWER FAILS EVEN IF THE POWER JUST FLICKS ON AND OFF WE CANNOT RESET IT HAS WE ARE ONLY AT THE COTTAGE WEEKENDS, SO WE LOSE EVERYTHING INSIDE


other than running your fridge on its own power source or fitting a gas operated fridge,(bottled gas) you must leave it empty,with the door open.....our friends in Canada have gas for heating and fridge /freezer and a generator, so they dont suffer any power cuts in winter.

Sep 09, 2010 | Samsung RB215LASH

1 Answer

My bass boat sat for about 8 months. I had it on the water this weekend and it was not idling well and had trouble starting. Once started, the boat ran well when i was in the throttle. I ran the old gas...


SOUNDS LIKE THE CARB LOW SPEED JETS ARE CLOGGED , THANKS TO THIS PITIFUL GAS WE GET TODAY ,I USE A ADDITIVE CALLED SEA FOAM IT WORKS GREAT JUST ADD TO FUEL EVEN WORKS FOR WINTER SET UP TOO

HOPE THIS HELPS

Aug 10, 2010 | Light Outboard Motor Boat Bass Fishing...

1 Answer

Whirlpool refrigerator


When you switch on the fridge, do you hear the sound of compressor working OR when you touch the fridge there is little vibration. If not then the power is not properly connected. Check the power supply cord and ensure that wires are connected properly. Also check the power outlet in the wall. If above is OK then you have to get the gas checked up. There may not be sufficient gas. If the gas is OK then the condenser/compressor is not functioning for that you have to call a technician from the technician from the service center.

Jun 30, 2010 | Whirlpool 21.0 cu. ft. Top Freezer...

1 Answer

My Norcold DE0051 I have to keep defrosting every 2 weeks


Occasional defrosting is needed on these units. 2 weeks isn't that bad considering the environment that it is in (your boat). Every time that you open the door, moist air enters the fridge, and the moisture eventually collects on the freezer plate, and freezes. Putting foods into the freezer that are uncovered also contribute to this a great deal, as do putting in warm / hot foods before giving chance to cool down.

These freezers do not have automatic defrosters. The target environment typically has limited power available. Automatic defrosters would easily double the power requirements.

You can also check the door seals on your fridge as well. If they are not sealing properly, they can also let in humid air which then causes moisture to collect on freezer plate.

Aug 10, 2009 | Thetford Norcold DE0051 Refrigerator

1 Answer

Chemical odor


Hi serena38,

I'm Harvey the Master Plumber.

Your question is: You have a sweet chemical odor in our boat cabin, it leaves a sweet taste in your mouth. You cannot find the source. The fridge does not work. You can smell the odor stronger when the A/C is turned on or when the boat is closed up with the A/C off. Help????

Great, I live on a boat! I can think of two reasons for this. The first and most likly is electrical. Look carefully at the components especially the capaciter, it's on or near the motor. If it is leaking or out gassing, replace it. Wire corrosion can cause a wire to slowly give off fumes. These kinds of problems are common on a boat so look very carefully i.e. testing meter is helpfull here. I've already expirienced this and it sure was hard to find. Less likely is a freon leak. You won't smell the freon itself but if the oil is a little burnt, that can be smelly indeed. You will need a special leak detector for that. Anyway my money is on the electrical.

Feel free contact me again!
Please give me a rating here at fixya.com before you sign off
Thank you,
Harvey your Master Plumber

Sep 11, 2008 | Kenmore 53642 / 53644 Side by Side...

1 Answer

DE0061 draws power when not cooling


Hi captstu,

I'm Harvey th Master Plumber.

Your question is: Can you install an auxiliary thermostat on the DC power feed to stop the power draw when cooling is not required?

I understand your frustration. I live on a boat. Since the fridge thermostat is reducing the amp draw when the compressor is off, just remember to turn off the curcuit when you leave the boat and emptying the fridge. You are probly doing this already. Since any modification to a new unit voids the warranty I wouldn't go down that path. The unit should have been tested before installation. Water under the bridge. I agree with the manufacturer. I would tear it out and get a warranty replacement. Sorry, Norcold is right, this is the least painfull way out. It is beter than the cost of repair.

Feel free contact me again!
Please give me a rating here at fixya.com before you sign off
Thank you,
Harvey your Master Plumber

Sep 10, 2008 | Thetford Norcold DE0051 Refrigerator

1 Answer

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.

Feb 22, 2008 | Refrigerators

Not finding what you are looking for?
Refrigerators Logo

Related Topics:

134 people viewed this question

Ask a Question

Usually answered in minutes!

Top Refrigerators Experts

John Tripp
John Tripp

Level 3 Expert

4638 Answers

Donald DCruz
Donald DCruz

Level 3 Expert

17129 Answers

yadayada
yadayada

Level 3 Expert

66563 Answers

Are you a Refrigerator Expert? Answer questions, earn points and help others

Answer questions

Manuals & User Guides

Loading...