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Old 09-09-2017, 07:29 PM   #1
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Fridge won't stay on

We have a 2017 RW and just plugged into the house power at our home. The refrigerator will not stay on.. So Hubby unplugged from the wall ran an extension cord to plug by microwave and fridge works.. Any idea what is going on and/or how to correct . We leave for a 2 week trip Monday so no time now for service center..
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Old 09-09-2017, 07:36 PM   #2
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It would help to know if you have RV fridge (propane) or residential. If residential, sounds like your inverter has stopped working. Check your battery supply, or however it passes shore power through to your residential.
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It's residential.


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Also the fridge doesn't work when we are not connected to shore power. So we do have a problem with inverter.



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Check the GFCI, it may have tripped.
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Old 09-09-2017, 08:33 PM   #6
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Not sure since we don't have a newer coach, but I think Redwood wired the fridge on its own circuit, so don't think it's a GFCI problem. You'll have to find out how your inverter passes power through to the fridge when plugged into shore power. If it also doesn't work off the batteries, I would say you have a battery problem, loose cable problem, or the inverter has failed. Seems to me there has been a fair number of people who have reported problems with their inverter. I don't have the inverter Redwood has installed in their newer coaches, but I would think a closer look at yours is warranted.
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GFC seem to all be fine. And it does work plugged into different plug so we are thinking its the inverter. We will try to charge batteries more and see if they hold, but I don't think that is the problem.. One more thing for service center when we finish this trip. At least at this rate everything will be repaired at once and we SHOULD be good to go. I so hope so.. just irritating...


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If you have the Magnum Inverter it has a built in Transfer Switch, so once it detects Shore Power it passes it directly to the outlet in the cabnet next to the Fridge where it's plugged in.
What reading to you get when on the Inverter Remote when you disconnect shore power?
It should give you a reading of the Voltage, the Current being drawn from the Batteries, and display "Invert"
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We have a Machum inverter. Gives 11.7 reading on inverter when unplugged from shore. Front battery is 13.84 rear battery is 11.88. After being plugged into 110 since 8 am. same reading on inverter when plugged into truck


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Depending on the settings of the Inverter 11.7 may be too low.
Are you sure that the Battery disconnect switch isn't in the wrong position??
The batteries should be connect in parallel so you should read the same on both. Sounds like yours are not or the disconnect has disconnected one battery.
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