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Old 04-28-2007, 06:28 AM   #1
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Does the refrigerator in a travel trailer require 30 amp service or will it run when plugged into a regular outlet? I am having trouble at the storage facility getting mine to work. The lights will work while it is plugged in, but the refrigerator light shows gas and flashes because I keep the propane valved out while in storage.
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Does the refrigerator in a travel trailer require 30 amp service or will it run when plugged into a regular outlet? I am having trouble at the storage facility getting mine to work. The lights will work while it is plugged in, but the refrigerator light shows gas and flashes because I keep the propane valved out while in storage.
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If all you want to run is the frig and some lights, a standard 15 amp home outlet should be fine. Make sure you do not have the water heater on electric as well.

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That's what I want... frig and lights. I just want the frig cold and ready when I pull it out. I will have to see what the amp rating is at the storage place. As for the water heater, you bring up a good question. I think mine is propane only... but I'm new at this and not sure!
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Well... this thing has a mind of its own!!! I went by today and turned the frig back on, and it is working on the electricity at the storage place. I went back tonight and it is still working. When I went to pick it up last weekend, the drinks in the frig were not cold, and the ice had melted. When I took it back last Sunday, it would not switch to electricity. I tried turning it off for a few minutes and then turning it back on several times that day, and it still would not work. Oh well, I'm glad to know it works right now.
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Darrell,it sounds like the frig is in auto mode and trying to come on with propane. When it does that and you have the the propane shut off the frig shuts down. Look on the control board and make sure you have it in the electric mode.

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I'll go by after church and check it, but if I remember correctly, the switch only has an auto and off position. So, I keep it in auto. After staying off all week, it stayed in auto with the green light on all of yesterday after I turned it on.
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Are you sure the outlet you are plugged into is powered 24/7? Perhaps someone is turning the outlet off with a light switch,ie: powered through a light switch. Your fridg should require <3A when operating on 120VAC.
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