Expensive, complicated and fragile. Gee, i wonder why there's a whole forum dedicated to these RV fridge boxes!
My 270 motorhome restoration is coming along very nicely (I even put in a photo below of my new sink and vanity, of which I'm quite proud...). But I have been waiting to attack my fridge until now. It's the tri-mode 3807 and it doesn't work on any of the three modes. I've read the forums and the manual and am sure i'm attempting to operate it correctly. Some diagnostic info:
It doesn't even get marginally cold after being on for hours.
In auto, in AC/Gas or in Gas, there is no chill.
The panel lights are all working correctly.
The check light stays on most of the time, but not all
There is no pilot light
I have used compressed air to blow out the area around the pilot light (de-spidering, as I've read).
There is gas in the propane tank.
The stove burners work perfectly well.
I've just purchased this RV and have never had the fridge working.
The previous owner is not available to answer any questions.
It appears clean and in good condition, save for the crappy wiring in the access panel (see photos).
I don't want to spend $1500 for a new one and I have to have it working in 7 days. I know I can go and buy the circuit board for $129. But is that what's likely wrong? Any other ideas?
Thanks, guys and girls...