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Old 08-22-2015, 11:24 PM   #15
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All the fridge elements are suppose to be tightly bolted down. Maybe you went over a rough bump in the highway? Or maybe a manufacture defect? Anycase when it wiggled lose it probably made contact to ground causing your GFI to trip. As a safe guard, I would also check the condition of the grounding wire on your fridge.


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There's nothing holding the element in place. I could push it right out of the burner tube if it didn't contact the sheet metal sleeve.
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Yes I know. The local rv parts store can probably match up the right kind of hardware you need to get it securely tightened down. I would look online for a schematics of your fridge to see how the element was originally installed. The rv parts store probably also has the proper rubber insulators that were originally installed. In any case I have owned a couple of rv's in my day and I have never seen a loose element on a fridge. So I say if in doubt, have a professional look at it.
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Get a copy of service manual to see how it goes.
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Old 08-27-2015, 09:23 PM   #19
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Refrigerator trips inverter GFI

TQ60 has a point there. Many of the fridge manufacturers have manuals online you can download free in PDF format. It will have pictures or drawings of how the fridge looked originally both front and back. It will also have the power specs for your fridge which is helpful if you are ever using solar or a gas generator.


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