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ibvegan 03-30-2014 10:38 PM

Fridge vent impossible to close when plugged in?
Hey everyone!

1978 Trade Wind fridge vent/rear access door has no way to close when plugged in to electric. The cord itself prevents it from closing completely. I've resorted to covering in plastic bag and duct tape ALL WINTER! (I live in my AS).

Am I missing something?? It's driving me crazy and it makes my outdoor space look like Sanford and Son!



PS: limited internet but will have access 2 more days

Buttercup 03-30-2014 11:13 PM

You are talking about the power cord for the fridge? There should be an outlet mounted inside that compartment door to plug in the fridge. It should normally be plugged in there all the time and is normally located just above the lower vent door opening on the inside.

You should not have to do anything at all - it should be plugged in that outlet all the time.

ibvegan 03-31-2014 12:49 AM

There doesn't seem to be an outlet mounted inside the fridge vent, I have searched high and low, up and down. Friends and even the RV mechanic didn't see anything. The power cord connects to the outside electrical outlet. And that makes it impossible to shut the vent when I'm on electric. Thanks for responding! :)

Jammer 03-31-2014 06:52 AM

There is almost always an outlet inside the fridge compartment. They can be very hard to see. A mechanic's mirror might help.

If an outlet is not present there, then there should be provisions for the fridge cord to run through the cabinetry to an interior location where an outlet is present.

ibvegan 03-31-2014 07:52 PM

Thanks everyone!

After someone suggested I "take a look while standing on my head" I put my head in and looked up and backwards and THERE IT WAS!


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