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Old 01-03-2016, 05:48 PM   #1
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Residential Fridge Question

Hi all need your help again please.
I just winterized our MH home using compressed air. Hope did it correctly as this was the first time I did it myself.
We do have access to 50 amp power where we are storing our coach. I have turn the fridge off and would like to leave the door open. I have been told that if fridge is off and the door is closed then mold will form and fridge will smell.
Since I have the house and chassis electric switch on the fridge light stays on (although on off). I tried to take the light bulb off, but seems to be a bit involved. Can I just trip,the fuse to off instead? Or this causes other issues?
If the answer is yes then how should I do this as our fuses are the small round buttons that you push in when tripped.


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You dont have a "normal" residential breaker box somewhere????
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I think the small round buttons are 12V "breakers". There should be house type breaker switches somewhere or do you know where the fridge is plugged in?
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Old 01-03-2016, 06:27 PM   #4
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I don't know where the fridge is plugged in.
No residential breaker either.


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Surely, there is a breaker for the fridge somewhere but after the fridge is emptied and cleaned, let it dry completely then shut the doors. I think it'd be okay and not smell.
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If your rig came from the factory with a res fridge, then as others have said, there should be a breaker. My res fridge was an aftermarket upgrade so I didn't have a breaker. To solve this, I installed a remote controlled outlet adapter, similar to those used for Christmas trees. I plugged the fridge's power plug into the adapter so that I can easily power my fridge on and off by pressing the remote button.

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Surely, there is a breaker for the fridge somewhere but after the fridge is emptied and cleaned, let it dry completely then shut the doors. I think it'd be okay and not smell.
Also be sure to get
ARM & HAMMER™ Baking Soda Fridge-n-Freezer™ Odor Absorber and put in the freezer and the fridge.
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The breaker for the fridge might be on the inverter.
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Soory for the ignorant but where is the inverter?


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Look behind the ref. when you open your inspection door which is outside.You should see a standard 110 volt box with one or two plug in's. If you find the box, unplug and see if your light goes out. The breaker box may be under the bed and it will be clearly marked for your ref.. If this doesn't work, check your owners manual. Good luck.
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If you have an outside access door for the fridge, the plug-in may be there along with a valve to clean out the waterline to the icemaker.

I always store fridge with doors open, even between weekend trips. All of you may not have the means to do, but I made a small threaded rod that screws into a reversing hinge hole between the doors. The rod has a wood block on the inside that prevents the doors from closing, and on the outside a wood washer prevents the doors from swinging open. Keeps the fridge dry always.
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If you clean and dry the fridge thoroughly, it should not grow any mold. The problem is the knowing whether you were successful or not - you have to check once in awhile. Adding some Arm & Hammer (baking soda) helps too. It absorbs moisture, if any is left behind.

Re the fridge circuit breaker, you should be able to just turn off breakers until it shuts down. Your fridge is powered through the inverter, but all those circuits should have circuit breakers too. And not just the one on the inverter itself.

You could always call Winnebago Owner Relations and ask where the fridge breaker is, and also their recommendation as to how best to shut it down for storage.
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I don't know where the fridge is plugged in.
No residential breaker either.


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Page 6-6 of your owners manual says this:

The breaker panels are located behind a door
or pull-off panel on a lower cabinet face in the
galley or lounge area or beneath the rear bed,
depending on model.

Page 6-3 says this about your inverter location:

The inverter/charger unit is accessible through
a mid-passenger side compartment door.

Here's a link to a .pdf of the owners manual for a 2013 Meridian: http://winnebagoind.com/resources/ma...13Meridian.pdf

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Thanks to all. Will check these and report tomorrow....love this forum and all of you helpful folks.


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