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Old 11-09-2014, 05:27 PM   #1
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No power at Fridge outlet, breaker seems fine

newbie with 1997 Damon Hornet 2754B Ford with no power to fridge.
Hello friends! Looking for advice. There is no power getting to the outlet that my fridge plugs in to. The fridge runs fine when I plug directly in to an extension cord. I have checked the outlet with a multimeter and get nothing. The breaker on the main panel seems fine. Any ideas...am I missing something? Other outlets are fine. Thanks for any advice/ thoughts.
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Old 11-09-2014, 05:39 PM   #2
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Do you have GFI's in your coach? If so one might be tripped.
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There is one in the bathroom, and it is fine. I haven't found any others...but I'll keep looking.
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Is there one in the galley? Seems most often they are near water fixtures.
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Nope, just the one in the bathroom, and it is fine. I guess I need to check power at the breaker...might need help on this one. I am certainly not an electrician. All of the other outlets are fine. Aaaargghhh!
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Old 11-09-2014, 06:19 PM   #6
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Is it a 110 only frig ? Outlet could be hooked to inverter.
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Old 11-09-2014, 06:25 PM   #7
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It's 110 and propane. It works fine when I unplug from outlet and plug directly in extension cord. Just no power to outlet.
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Old 11-09-2014, 07:02 PM   #8
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I would check for power getting thru the breaker. one wire from the tester to the screw on the breaker and the other on the neutral bar. check that the wires are tight in the breaker and neutral bar. we had loose wire in our service panel on our fifth wheel and was melting the wire... if there is power there I would probably pull the outlet out of the wall and check for a loose or broken wire.. loose wires get hot and cause fires..
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Old 11-09-2014, 07:28 PM   #9
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Check that the wire connection to the outlet is not broken or shorted out. Do you have any fuses that go to the outlet. If so check for a blown fuse or bad ground. As the others suggested. Check to make sure the electric connection is tight at the outlet and the inverter.
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Old 11-09-2014, 08:24 PM   #10
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Do you have an inverter?
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Old 11-09-2014, 09:02 PM   #11
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I agree with HR2004, check the connections in your breaker box.

Caution, Disconnect shore power first and turn your inverter off.


Take the cover off of the circuit breaker panel and try to tighten all of the wires on each circuit breaker, ground bus, and neutral bus. I do it once a year and always find one or two loose.

and pull the fridge outlet cover off and check the connections on the outlet.
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As mentioned, if you have an inverter, it's quite possible that the fridge outlet is tied to the inverter, which is essentially a second breaker (usually located down with the inverter and not on the regular panel). Inverters often have 2 breakers... so the fridge could be on its own breaker off the inverter.

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You might also check to see if you have an outlet in a compartment. It could be a GFI outlet. GFI outlets are often wired first in a circuit and additional outlets (fridge?) are 'daisy chained' from it so they are also protected.
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Like I said, I'm a newbie so please forgive me for this question: Where would I find the inverter?
I will be checking power to the breakers and to the wires going into the outlet this morning. I have looked (and looked) and can only find the one GFI in the bathroom.
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