Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 04-04-2011, 09:03 PM   #1
2 Rivet Member
 
vhariable's Avatar
 
1967 30' Sovereign
1977 31' Sovereign
1988 29' Excella
Abilene , Texas
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 73
'77 Fridge

I am trying to asses the state of the fridge in my '77 Sovereign and wasn't able to find anything exactly like my issue by searching the forums. It is the two door Dometic and I am at the moment trying to get it to run off of the electricity. I never hear anything kick on after turning it to electric and setting the thermostat to 4. I have attached a picture of the access panel behind the fridge and noticed that one of the wire connection plates is not mounted onto the plastic bracket. I am curious if this has anything to do with the issue or is only for the gas operation? I believe it should go to the open stop on the right edge. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
Attached Thumbnails
Click image for larger version

Name:	Fridge.jpg
Views:	74
Size:	285.1 KB
ID:	126160  
__________________

__________________
'67, '77, & '88 Restoration Projects
http://projectairstream.com
vhariable is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2011, 09:05 PM   #2
Rivet Master
 
wkerfoot's Avatar
 
1979 23' Safari
1954 29' Liner
Orange , California
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 3,667
Ammonia absorption fridges are silent on both electric and gas. The only way to determine if it works is to leave it on for a few hours and see if it gets cold on the bottom of the freezer.

Bill


Quote:
Originally Posted by vhariable View Post
I am trying to asses the state of the fridge in my '77 Sovereign and wasn't able to find anything exactly like my issue by searching the forums. It is the two door Dometic and I am at the moment trying to get it to run off of the electricity. I never hear anything kick on after turning it to electric and setting the thermostat to 4. I have attached a picture of the access panel behind the fridge and noticed that one of the wire connection plates is not mounted onto the plastic bracket. I am curious if this has anything to do with the issue or is only for the gas operation? I believe it should go to the open stop on the right edge. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
__________________

__________________
Bill Kerfoot, WBCCI/VAC/CAC/El Camino Real Unit #5223
Just my personal opinion
1973 Dodge W200 PowerWagon, 1977 Lincoln Continental, 2014 Dodge Durango
1979 23' Safari, and 1954 29' Double Door Liner Orange, CA

http://billbethsblog.blogspot.com/
wkerfoot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2011, 10:00 PM   #3
2 Rivet Member
 
vhariable's Avatar
 
1967 30' Sovereign
1977 31' Sovereign
1988 29' Excella
Abilene , Texas
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 73
Thank you for the info!
__________________
'67, '77, & '88 Restoration Projects
http://projectairstream.com
vhariable is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-04-2011, 10:29 PM   #4
Rivet Master
 
TG Twinkie's Avatar
 
1974 Argosy 26
Morrill , Nebraska
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 5,140
Images: 2
Blog Entries: 5
There is an electric heating element, somewhere in the neighborhood of 150 to 200 watts. Make sure there is 120 volt AC power to the refer. It should be plugged into a standard outlet. Select the electric mode and set the thermostat (electric) to 5. The refer must be level in both directions to work properly.
If you post a photo of a larger area of the back side perhaps I can help you locate the heating element and assist in determining if it works.
__________________
Knowledge: "A gift to be shared. A treasure to receive."
TG Twinkie is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-07-2011, 11:10 PM   #5
2 Rivet Member
 
vhariable's Avatar
 
1967 30' Sovereign
1977 31' Sovereign
1988 29' Excella
Abilene , Texas
Join Date: Aug 2010
Posts: 73
The fridge is working great now after giving it enough time to cool off. Thanks for all of the info.
__________________
'67, '77, & '88 Restoration Projects
http://projectairstream.com
vhariable is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Need to convert 24V DC to 12V DC for fridge igniter bacevedo Refrigerators 6 03-12-2011 08:34 PM
Can you vent a battery through the fridge vent? Mike&Ali Batteries, Univolts, Converters & Inverters 22 03-07-2011 10:06 PM
wanting to sell my 1959 Norcold 2 way fridge cindy Refrigerators 4 02-26-2011 11:17 AM
Question about Bambi Fridge funhouse 1997 - 2004 Bambi 6 02-01-2011 09:25 PM
Fridge in 17' Safari Sport Sailor-d Refrigerators 3 01-01-2011 07:12 PM


Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 11:34 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.

Airstream is a registered trademark of Airstream Inc. All rights reserved. Airstream trademark used under license to Social Knowledge LLC.