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Old 01-13-2019, 12:40 PM   #1
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Refrigerator and inverter issue

I have a new 2018 Sunstar LX 27N. My refrigerator would not run on propane. I disconnected the gas line and no gas. All the other gas appliances work fine. Is there a valve for the refrigerator gas line that needs to turn on? Also, when on battery power the island GFI will not work as well as the galley, microwave, bath, dinette and basement receptacles. All other receptacles work fine. No problem when using the generator or shore power. Ideas?
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Fridge in slideout so check for pinched/kinked propane line to fridge


Outlets not working .....are you sure they are powered by inverter??
Work when on Shore/Gen Power Sources...not on inverter....check for tripped CBs on Inverter
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I see your fridge and stove are in a slide-out. Have you tried lighting the stove when your fridge won't run on gas> Can you hear it trying to light? Maybe check for a kinked gas line?

Did you disconnect the supply hose to the fridge? There is usually a small ball valve right where the supply hose attaches that you turn 90 degrees with a screwdriver to allow gas to the fridge.

You only have a 1000 Watt inverter - probably doesn't supply all the outlets, maybe just entertainment outlets.

You also have a Energy Management System without display that may disconnect some electrical loads in favor of others.
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I see your fridge and stove are in a slide-out. Have you tried lighting the stove when your fridge won't run on gas> Can you hear it trying to light? Maybe check for a kinked gas line?

Did you disconnect the supply hose to the fridge? There is usually a small ball valve right where the supply hose attaches that you turn 90 degrees with a screwdriver to allow gas to the fridge.

You only have a 1000 Watt inverter - probably doesn't supply all the outlets, maybe just entertainment outlets.

You also have a Energy Management System without display that may disconnect some electrical loads in favor of others.
If it is new and you have never run it on gas, yes there is a valve that needs to be opened. Trace the gas line in and you should see a small valve.

This is how refrigerators are shipped to the coach builders. Mine was like that when I bought it and it nearly ruined my first trip.
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[QUOTE=buffie1;4587330]I have a new 2018 Sunstar LX 27N. My refrigerator would not run on propane. I disconnected the gas line and no gas. All the other gas appliances work fine. Is there a valve for the refrigerator gas line that needs to turn on? Also, when on battery power the island GFI will not work as well as the galley, microwave, bath, dinette and basement receptacles. All other receptacles work fine. No problem when using the generator or shore power. Ideas?[/QUOTE

All thoses outlets are on the same GFI circuit. Check the GFI. See if it is on. there willbe a breaker labeled GFI. It takes a BIG inverter to run all your electric. There may also be a GFI breaker in you electric panel.
GFI outlet in the bath.
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