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Old 04-02-2013, 08:22 AM   #1
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1994 Execlla frig. Gas no AC

I'm a new owner of a 1994 Airtream Excella.
Electric and gas are hooked up an functioning.
During an inspection of the Gas/AC refrigerator I noticed the following.
When I turn the unit on the green auto light comes on. A few seconds later the gas green light comes on. I'm wonder why of if I can switch over to AC?
I figured the unit would do it automatically.

Any help would be appreciated.

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Old 04-02-2013, 09:21 AM   #2
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Start with the obvious, remember "when you hear hoof beats, think horses not zebras"

Reset the AC circuit breaker that feeds the reefer (the indicator lights are 12volt so their working doesn't mean you have AC power).

If you can reach up behind the reefer through the outside access door, you should feel the AC plug in its dedicated outlet. If not, find out why not. If it is plugged in, try plugging something like a work light in at that outlet to see if there is power.

If it is getting power and won't switch to AC, then it is time to look at the control board. You will need help with that.

Good luck,

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Old 04-02-2013, 04:01 PM   #3
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Thanks Mike!

I'm actually parked at an RV park. I'm connected to their electricity not 12volt.
Is the frig reset button located in the access area?
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Old 04-02-2013, 04:20 PM   #4
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The AC circuit breaker panel in mine is in the right rear overhead bin.

There is no "reset" button on my reefer but yours is newer...

You are getting 12vdc to the reefer from your converter (from the battery when you are not hooked up to external power) it powers the circuit board, the panel lights and the interior light. We know that is good as you have panel lights.

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Thanks Mike!

I'm actually parked at an RV park. I'm connected to their electricity not 12volt.
Is the frig reset button located in the access area?
The auto fridges require 12V all the time for the controls to work, and 120V to use electricity rather than propane. The breaker he's suggesting that you reset is the one on the 120V circuit breaker panel for the whole trailer.
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Is this circuit breaker located in the overhead bedroom cabinet?
If so I tried resetting but the white reset button will not depress.

Your thoughts?
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Is this circuit breaker located in the overhead bedroom cabinet?
If so I tried resetting but the white reset button will not depress.

Your thoughts?
I don't know specifically where your breaker panel is located (someone with experience with your specific model may comment soon) but it's not going to be something with a button you depress. It'll be breakers much like you have in your house, toggle switches that very distinctly click into position. Sometimes breakers don't appear to be thrown even when they are, so it's best to cycle them off and back on when you're having weird problems. Be sure to also see if you can find the socket where the refrigerator plugs in and make sure it's securely plugged in... if you have easy access to the socket, you could plug in a circuit tester to check, but those outlets are often hard to reach.
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Old 04-03-2013, 08:30 AM   #8
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Thanks for all of your helpful responses to my question.
After giggling the breaker a bit I was able to reset the fuse thus my frig is functioning on AC.

This was a very enjoyable first night in my Excella. I have a lot to learn about my ole gal but so far all is good.


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Isn't this forum something else?? If you have a problem, just throw it out there and Voila! Fixed. Welcome to the awesome Airstream community- glad you had a wonderful nite- many more to come, I am sure!
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