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Old 04-18-2011, 11:36 AM   #1
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Fridge stopped working after tire blowout

I experienced my first tire blow out on my trailer which resulted in a lot of shaking and jostling inside the trailer. There was no major damage but my refrigerator is not cooling now. What could have happened? It's a newer electric one...should I try turning it upside down or is burping just for propane ones?
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When you say "newer electric" you mean it's a dual propane/electric? Or it's a compressor-based electric-only unit?
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When you say "newer electric" you mean it's a dual propane/electric? Or it's a compressor-based electric-only unit?
I mean it is a compressor electric only unit.
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Does the light come on when you open the door? Just to check that it didn't come unplugged in the shaking.
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Can you hear the compressor run?

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I mean it is a compressor electric only unit.
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Does the light come on when you open the door? Just to check that it didn't come unplugged in the shaking.
Yes the light comes on. I reached behind it and the big metal thing/compressor? feels hot.
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Have you tried it on 110? Have you checked the gas supply line under the trailer for damage?
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Can you hear the compressor run?

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It was making a hum sound but I just turned it off and back on via the internal temp adjuster and now I can't hear the hum.
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If the shaking was severe enough maybe you created a leak in the refrigerant lines somewhere. Find leak, fix and replace refrigerant.....Phil
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Have you tried it on 110? Have you checked the gas supply line under the trailer for damage?
It is just a regular electric, not a 12 volt or propane.
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If the shaking was severe enough maybe you created a leak in the refrigerant lines somewhere. Find leak, fix and replace refrigerant.....Phil
Ok, I'll pull it out of the cabinet and take a closer look.
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Smokey,

Do you have a household refrigerator or an RV DanFoss compressor unit?

If the former, perhaps the jolt was enough to break the unit.

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Do you have a household refrigerator or an RV DanFoss compressor unit?

If the former, perhaps the jolt was enough to break the unit.

Bill
It's just a household fridge. These things can't be that complicated. Is there a relay I can test with a meter?...hmm as I was just typing this it kicked in and is now humming.



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Look for a loose connector or a loose ground lug, Possible a dirty connector, Contacts can be cleaned with an eraser.
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