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Post by Boydzfish on Sun Aug 12, 2018 3:56 pm

I have had a look at various posts about fridges as ours has stopped working on mains and 12v. I have spoken to my friendly engineer who says it is most probably the element, seconded by Autosleepers. I have a couple of questions though:

1. Do both systems use the same element?
2. My van has circuit breakers so would the 12v circuit still have a fuse and where would it be?

The engineer says he can get an element and fit it to the fridge but has asked how it is installed, Autosleepers say it should just pull forward. The joys of owning a 20 year old motorhome!!

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Post by -mojo- on Sun Aug 12, 2018 4:19 pm

Boydzfish wrote:
1. Do both systems use the same element?
2. My van has circuit breakers so would the 12v circuit still have a fuse and where would it be?

It's going to depend on what make/model of fridge you have, but as a general observation for typical 3-way fridges of that age:

1. No - separate elements for 12V and 240V
2. The 12V element will be wired so that it only operates when the engine is running. The fuse locations vary, but typically the 12V fuse will be in the engine bay, adjacent to one of the batteries (usually the main engine battery).

I guess it does "just pull forward" but you have to remove the fixing screws first! At a minimum there will be 4, from the inside out, and there may be more from the outside too (the Flair that I owned had two more from the outside, through the wall of the cabinet).
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