Jayco RV Owners Forum
 


Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 07-18-2016, 08:24 AM   #1
Member
 
RaceChaser0's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Columbus, OHIO
Posts: 32
2016 Greyhawk 31FK Fridge Issue

We purchased our 2016 31FK in April and have been using it quite a bit. We do mostly dry camping so our fridge is running in Auto LP mode most of the time. A few weeks ago I got a "C" fault code on the fridge. The manual states that is for low DC voltage to the panel. Our battery systems monitor shows the battery systems monitor is at 1/3. We are pretty good about conserving battery by using lanterns and such. I use a Honda eu2000 generator to power the rig on long dry camp trips a few hours a day when getting ready and making food to save on fuel compared to the onboard onan.

I noticed that when I turn on the generator, there is a high load being pulled with nothing on in the motorhome other than the fridge. The other day, when trying to use the microwave, the generator kicked a fault for too high load. This was caused by running the fridge in AC while using the microwave (something we have done many times with no issues prior).

Seems the fridge is pulling some serious voltage. Anyone have any ideas on this or does this sound normal? Just trying to understand why we are getting a low voltage error while the only thing that is on is the fridge.
__________________

__________________
2016 Greyhawk 31FK
Columbus, Ohio
RaceChaser0 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2016, 08:44 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
Grumpy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Where ever the boss says we're going.
Posts: 4,110
Fridge is around 9 amps, and from what I've read converter is around 8/9 when going to full charge for batteries so your at 17/18. Maybe your geny has an issue.
__________________

__________________
DISNEY LOVERS
PINNACLE 2015 38FLSA. aka: "Roam Sweet Home"
Grumpy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2016, 08:56 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
hoppers4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: Port Orchard
Posts: 1,027
My fridge draws .5 amps (12VDC) in propane mode and 2.5 amps (115VAC) when on AC. You've either got a short in the wiring somewhere leading to the fridge or most likely the fridge element has gone bad and is shorted.
__________________
Don
------------
2015 Greyhawk 29MV
Honda CRV toad with Blue Ox baseplate
Ready Brute Elite towbar with braking system
Hughes autoformer
TST 507 Flowthru TPMS
hoppers4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2016, 09:10 AM   #4
Senior Member
 
Grumpy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2011
Location: Where ever the boss says we're going.
Posts: 4,110
Quote:
Originally Posted by hoppers4 View Post
My fridge draws .5 amps (12VDC) in propane mode and 2.5 amps (115VAC) when on AC.
Yep, looked at wrong fuse spec .
Grumpy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2016, 09:27 AM   #5
Member
 
RaceChaser0's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2015
Location: Columbus, OHIO
Posts: 32
Fridge runs fine (I have a thermometer in there to monitor). I'll have to look into the potential short issue. If there was a short issue, would the fridge still run fine? I'm a mechanical guy, so when it comes to electrical stuff, I am always scratching my head. 🕵
__________________
2016 Greyhawk 31FK
Columbus, Ohio
RaceChaser0 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2016, 09:35 AM   #6
Senior Member
 
mike837go's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2015
Location: Campbell Hall
Posts: 2,742
May want to check the setting on the electric element for the water heater...


When we run the genset (1KW) to charge the battery, I make sure the fridge and WH are on gas only.
__________________
TT 2015 19RD "TheJayco"
TV 2003 F-350 "Montblanc" - Housebroken chore truck


Sitting in The Cheap Seats.
And proud of it!
mike837go is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-18-2016, 10:13 AM   #7
Senior Member
 
hoppers4's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: Port Orchard
Posts: 1,027
If your fridge runs fine then there's no short. I don't really understand the problem. I would need to know what initiated the low DC voltage indication.
__________________

__________________
Don
------------
2015 Greyhawk 29MV
Honda CRV toad with Blue Ox baseplate
Ready Brute Elite towbar with braking system
Hughes autoformer
TST 507 Flowthru TPMS
hoppers4 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


» Virginia State Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 08:58 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2002-2016 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.