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Old 07-19-2009, 12:15 AM   #1
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Question Fridge Power question

Aaargh! We are going out tomorrow morning and would like our fridge cold when we start. Our dilemma:

We are plugged into a plug on our patio (110?) with an adapter.

The Fridge keeps clicking, trying to light the gas and the "check" light came on. We had propane off, thinking the house power was enough to run the fridge. Is it?

I turned on the propane thinking that I needed that to satisfy the attempted pilot lighting. Now the pilot is lit, the clicking has stopped.

I'm not sure the fridge is working off of our house electricity. I don't want to use up our propane.

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Old 07-19-2009, 12:30 AM   #2
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Few suggestions.

Hi, if your refrigerator is anything like mine, you may need to switch it to AC [120 volt] or Automatic. On Automatic, even with the propane turned on, it should automatically switch to AC voltage operation. I always turn my refrigerator "ON' first and then to "Automatic"


Do you have anything else [microwave] that you can turn on to verify that you actually have 120 volts AC working in your trailer and if so check for tripped circuit breakers.
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I wouldn't worry about using up propane - the fridge doesn't burn that much.

You should be able to run your fridge on a standard household circuit (at least if it's anything like mine).
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Circuit tester.

Hi, one more thing that helps and is a good thing to keep plugged into one of your trailer's outlets is Circuit tester or polarity tester. If only the two yellow lights come on, that's a good start. This shows that you have power and that the system wired correctly. This is the first thing I look at when I plug my trailer in at a camp sight. My trailer came with one of these. If you don't have one, you should be able to buy one at any hardware store, for under $10.00.
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Does your fridge need the battery on (12vdc ) in order to power the logic board on the fridge. If so the battery needs to be on also.
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