Originally Posted by Winnebeater
I have a 1984 Winnebago Chieftain. It has a Norcold 8310EG2 refrigerator that originally came in it. The refrigerator has worked great since we bought the motorhome five years ago. We are on a Disneyland trip and when we arrived in Anaheim the lights on the interior control panel otherwise known as the eyebrow lights were not illuminated. These lights work strictly off of 12VDC. After some inspection I found the 3A fuse on the control board was blown. I replaced the fuse and everything powers on and worked normal. I was able to get another 12-16 hours and it blew the fuse again. The first time it blew I was running it on gas; the second time it blew I was running it on electric (120vac/ its a 2 way unit). Does anyone have any suggestions why this fuse would blow? I have some thoughts, but would like some unbiased responses first. Please, any help is greatly appreciated.
I'm no expert but on the 88 Chieftain we bought the fridge didn't work when we bought it, I have found that almost all of the connections in the back of the unit had some type of corrosion on them cleaned everything up and got it going. That could cause an overdraw and blow that fuse, iffy ground perhaps. I know when we got ours most of the 12 volt things on the coach didn't work or worked intermitently, when I started cleaning up grounds everything started working right! Bobby