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Old 07-29-2021, 09:54 AM   #1
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Lounge refrigerator

Excuse my “laziness” but my search just doesn’t work well on iPads either. Has anyone been behind the Lounge refrigerator? Where does it plug in at? I’d think most our models are similar but we have the 2014.5 model if anyone has an idea where it might plug in.

Any advice on how to get it out if you need to to get to the plug also would be appreciated.

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The 12v is hard-wired. The 12v wires are short and will give problems if you need to remove the refrigerator. I think they wired it before installing the cabinet. I added extra wire while I had mine out.

The 120v AC plug is above the microwave and can be accessed through the tip-out above the microwave. Easier if you take the tip-out door off temporarily.
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Old 07-29-2021, 12:51 PM   #3
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The 12v is hard-wired. The 12v wires are short and will give problems if you need to remove the refrigerator. I think they wired it before installing the cabinet. I added extra wire while I had mine out.

The 120v AC plug is above the microwave and can be accessed through the tip-out above the microwave. Easier if you take the tip-out door off temporarily.
The above description is exactly how it is on my '2012 Avenue (floor plan is almost identical to the new Nineteen). I've had my fridge out a couple of times. It is just an easy four screws to slide it out. Easier if you take the door off.

Mine had sufficient length in the 12v wires that I was able to set it on the floor without ever disconnecting wires. The 120v cord was just long enough to allow the fridge to clear an opening so I could reach in and unplug.

Simply reverse the process to reinstall, so you shouldn't be afraid to pull it out if you need to get behind it. I've had to do twice to clear debris from a screen washer at my macerator toilet electronic fill valve.

The fridge is fairly light weight (a one-person job). But beware of the sharp edges on the rear coils. Why, because I have the scar to show for it.
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Old 07-29-2021, 08:05 PM   #4
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Thanks, I knew there were a couple of you that had been back there before.

Sorry to hear you got bit by it. Bet that hurt! I appreciate the heads up as I probably would have had a matching scar knowing my luck!
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Old 07-30-2021, 10:50 AM   #5
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Just an FYI that the 110V plug is unnecessary and kind of a waste since the fridge is a 12V device. When you are not plugged in to shore power the inverter powers that 110V plug on my 2014.5 Lounge and then the fridge converts it back to 12V.

I disconnected the 110V plug some time ago and I snaked a power strip from behind the stove to that outlet. Now I have more accessible 110V plugs.
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Just an FYI that the 110V plug is unnecessary and kind of a waste since the fridge is a 12V device. When you are not plugged in to shore power the inverter powers that 110V plug on my 2014.5 Lounge and then the fridge converts it back to 12V.
Sorry, but this is wrong. I had a 2014.5 Lounge. Unless someone has rewired your rig, the inverter does not power that socket. That socket gets power only when externally plugged in or on generator. The inverter powers only the entertainment sockets (TV and DVD player).
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Tip from my removal(s), duct tape corners as soon as you get access. All four front corners and hinges and back corners. Despite laying cardboard down and/or padding those corners will cut flooring and cabinetry and humans.
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Sorry, but this is wrong. I had a 2014.5 Lounge. Unless someone has rewired your rig, the inverter does not power that socket. That socket gets power only when externally plugged in or on generator. The inverter powers only the entertainment sockets (TV and DVD player).
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Agree with John, same goes for my 2015 lounge. The inverter will only power the outlet behind the drivers seat as well as the entertainment outlets!
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Sounds like the wiring changed sometime in that run. On my unit the inverter powers one plug under the sink (the inverter powered circuit is on the right under the sink and the microwave circuit is on the left) plus the outlet behind the driver's seat and the outlet up by the entertainment center.
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My apologies. I checked the wiring diagrams and you are correct, though my 2014.5 was wired differently. Both of the outlets in my 2014.5 were on the same circuit.

I have owned 5 Airstreams over the years and not one of them was totally wired according to the wiring diagrams.
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