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Old 03-20-2012, 01:03 PM   #1
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Another 3way fridge question

Hi,

Just got my new 2012 Jayco 1007 and have a concern regarding the 3wayfridge unit. Basically, I have my trailer plugged in to my house, and I have the fridge set to AC. It seems like it isn't working at all: the black tubes don't seem to be warming up like the service center (from where I bought the trailer) said they would. I have had it plugged in for 16 hours now, and there is no response whatsoever.

Any way to tell besides this?

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Old 03-20-2012, 01:09 PM   #2
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Welcome to the JOF, mani55

After 16 hours, it should be at least cool. Are there settings like low-med-high, etc.? Have you tried putting a thermometer inside and just checking the temp periodically?
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Old 03-20-2012, 01:13 PM   #3
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Well, problem is: it does seem cool inside but I can't tell if its cool just because its still cold outside, or what. I could try and go through the trouble of comparing temperatures with the trailer completely off power, and then put it back on and see if there is a temperature drop, I just wish there was a clearer indication that its actually working (indicator light, hot tubes, or SOMETHING).

There are low-med-high settings but I think that is only for PROPANE (I don't think that affects the temp when connected via AC)
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Usually the low-med-high are like a thermostat and at least on my trailer, they work whether it's on propane or AC power. Whenever I chill my unit before a trip, I set it to MAX COLD and gradually ease it back. Be advised it can take up to 24 hours for it cool completely (as told to me by the dealer's tech during PDI). When I suggested the thermometer, I am not saying shut it off and back on... I am saying check it every once in a while and see if it's dropping in temperature.
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Good idea, I'll have to check that out. I guess its the only way. Thanks...
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Verify that it works on gas also. After 16 hrs you should see some cooling. Put a thermometer in the freezer. or a cup of water. It should freeze solid by now.

Not to be picky but most trailer fridges are 2 way, 12v and gas. Your house ac is changed to 12vdc by the converter for the fridge and other things like interior lighting. Verify that your converter is on and working and batteries are charged.

Hope you are not electrically challenged, if so a call to the dealer may be in order. It can be overwhelming at first. Hope all is well soon and you can begin the fun of camping.
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Hey Mani55, hello and welcome. Good luck with the fridge.
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I'm not entirely sure that my fridge HAS a freezer as it is only 1 single cubicle. Again, it SEEMS cold enough for like your basic milk\eggs\meat but I need to be sure (camping in 2 weeks): LOVING the trailer, just want to get to the bottom of all of the systems: cooling\heating\water pump\etc.
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Verify that it works on gas also. After 16 hrs you should see some cooling. Put a thermometer in the freezer. or a cup of water. It should freeze solid by now.

Not to be picky but most trailer fridges are 2 way, 12v and gas. Your house ac is changed to 12vdc by the converter for the fridge and other things like interior lighting. Verify that your converter is on and working and batteries are charged.

Hope you are not electrically challenged, if so a call to the dealer may be in order. It can be overwhelming at first. Hope all is well soon and you can begin the fun of camping.
Norty, your point on "AC power" is well made. My bad. I must have not had enough coffee this morning.
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Old 03-20-2012, 06:52 PM   #10
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FYI: no propane\batteries connected right now, just plugged in to 12vac... still temp seems high at 10 C this isn't normal for a small RV fridge (is it?) - been plugged in for over 24 hours.
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