Run fridge on battery or propane?

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  1. LilRed

    LilRed Active Member

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    if one of the three methods isn't working and the power source is verified, then you may just have a defective heater element for that method. There are often fuses within the fridge area that may be still be open, if not the expected ones in the converter and GFCIs...
     
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    Snow Well-Known Member

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    Chances are you have a propane detector.. now it could be, pretty rare to see on any trailer older then a couple years, a combo CO and propane detector.. Any propane detector will be mounted low close to the floor as propane is heavier then air.

    If you have a detector mounted on the roof, that will be a smoke, CO, or combo smoke and CO detector..
     
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    Some detectors will also beep at the end of their lives--if you know it's getting power and it still complains, might be time for a replacement.
     
  4. Puppylove

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    OK!! thank you
     
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    To check the refrigerator,
    1. check the outlet for power.
    2. unplug the refrigerator, locate the heater element, and using an om meter check the resistance of the heater element. If it shows 0 resistance, it is burned out.
    3. it is common for the heating elements to go out.
     
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    you may have a plugged oriface at the fridge burner. our fridge would not work on propane until i removed and cleaned it. BTW... our pup had aluminum tubing for the gas lines in the cabinet. replaced them with copper.
     

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