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Old 04-05-2013, 12:03 PM   #1
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help!!! No Power on one side of trailer!

Yesterday, the power in the town I am in went out. The entire right side of my 79 Sovereign has no power whatsoever... the plug ins, the fridge, nothing. I have a Domestic RM100 My food is going to go bad if I don't do something!!! How can I make my fridge/freezer turn back on??? I followed the instructions in my manual and I put knob A on electric and turned knob G to 4, checked and rechecked the attachment plug on the back of the fridge, and hooked up a new cord on the back because the original one stopped working....

I've also flipped the breaker many times and unplugged the main electrical plug outside and plugged it back in... my plug-ins don't work either. The whole right side of my trailer is dead!!!


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Have you checked fuses?


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Old 04-05-2013, 12:13 PM   #4
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Where is the fuses at???
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You should have automotive type fuses near the battery box or nearby.

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Run the Dometic on gas for now. Then you have time to figure out the issue with your 120V system.

So when you're plugged into the shore power receptacle at your campsite, you have 120V power from the receptacles down one side of your trailer but not the other? If you've cycled the breakers in the trailer (all of them, not just the main) with no effect, it may be that you (or an electrician, if you're not completely comfortable with this) need to replace a breaker and/or tighten the connections in the 120V panel in your trailer.
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Okay I will try that. What fuse is it?
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re: the references to automotive fuses: Isn't an RM100 just a bigger version of my RM75 and doesn't have a 12v connection, just 120v and propane? Knowing where the 12v fuses are is a good thing, certainly, but if the fridge doesn't use 12v and the 120v receptacles are dead it won't help with the problem at hand.
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re: the references to automotive fuses: Isn't an RM100 just a bigger version of my RM75 and doesn't have a 12v connection, just 120v and propane? Knowing where the 12v fuses are is a good thing, certainly, but if the fridge doesn't use 12v and the 120v receptacles are dead it won't help with the problem at hand.

The plug works and it has power. For some reason the fridge/freezer won't turn on. It is a 120v. I just don't know why its not working if the cord has power and I've followed all the steps in the manual.
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try plugging a light into the fridge plug to make sure its the fridge and not the plug... if plug that temp wire an extension cord to fridge to see if fridge starts
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The plug works and it has power. For some reason the fridge/freezer won't turn on. It is a 120v. I just don't know why its not working if the cord has power and I've followed all the steps in the manual.
OK, initially you reported that the entire side of your trailer is dead and hadn't said anything different up to now. Or are you saying the shore-power plug works and has power but half the trailer is still dead? As already suggested, plug a lamp in where the refrigerator plugs in and make sure as a troubleshooting step.

The RM100 is both electric and propane (assuming your propane system is working, of course.) Either way, it's VERY slow to respond even when everything is working properly, if it had time to warm up while the power was out it may take a while for you to tell that it's operating. The first place you'd notice it would be the bottom of the freezer starting to feel cold. I'm partial to propane operation because I can see the flame (in the little sight-glass prism on the left of the row of controls.)

It has an electric heating element above where the gas burner is (accessible from the outside locker behind the refrigerator.) When the refrigerator is working, either that heating element will be warm/hot or the gas flame will be on. A way to test the electric operation would be to have a meter like a Kill-a-watt inline to see if there's a current draw from the heating element.
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try plugging a light into the fridge plug to make sure its the fridge and not the plug... if plug that temp wire an extension cord to fridge to see if fridge starts
I have an extension cord that has power plugged into the back of the fridge.
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OK, initially you reported that the entire side of your trailer is dead and hadn't said anything different up to now. Or are you saying the shore-power plug works and has power but half the trailer is still dead? As already suggested, plug a lamp in where the refrigerator plugs in and make sure as a troubleshooting step.

The RM100 is both electric and propane (assuming your propane system is working, of course.) Either way, it's VERY slow to respond even when everything is working properly, if it had time to warm up while the power was out it may take a while for you to tell that it's operating. The first place you'd notice it would be the bottom of the freezer starting to feel cold. I'm partial to propane operation because I can see the flame (in the little sight-glass prism on the left of the row of controls.)

It has an electric heating element above where the gas burner is (accessible from the outside locker behind the refrigerator.) When the refrigerator is working, either that heating element will be warm/hot or the gas flame will be on. A way to test the electric operation would be to have a meter like a Kill-a-watt inline to see if there's a current draw from the heating element.

The propane has not worked since we got the trailer. The electric worked just fine until yesterday. The heating element was warm earlier, but it is no longer warm. The I do not have anything to plug into the fridge cord.
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The plug works and it has power. For some reason the fridge/freezer won't turn on. It is a 120v. I just don't know why its not working if the cord has power and I've followed all the steps in the manual.
Quick check of other possible causes…
1 - Is the refrigerator level? Not the trailer, the fridge itself. If it's not level, circulation in the cooling system won't work right.
2 - Is it fully charged with ammonia? If it's leaking, you'll probably see a yellowish powder somewhere on the tubing, close to where it's leaking.
3 - Is the venting unblocked? A blocked vent will prevent the unit from cooling.
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