Fridge doesnt work on 120v - Escape Trailer Owners Community

Go Back   Escape Trailer Owners Community > Escape Tech > Problem Solving | Owners helping each other
Click Here to Login
Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 07-03-2019, 09:42 PM   #1
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2019
Location: montreal, Quebec
Trailer: 2007 Escape 17B
Posts: 18
Fridge doesnt work on 120v

Hey all, as the title suggests. My fridge doesnt work on 120v. There is this black wire disconnected. Any idea as to where it should go. It looked soldered and broke?
__________________

Adamavis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2019, 05:04 AM   #2
Site Team
 
padlin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Southwick, Massachusetts
Trailer: 5.0 TA #6, 2012 F150 EB
Posts: 5,535
Need the model of the fridge and either pictures of the wire or a much better description. By the way, can you add the trailer model to you profile? still shows n/a.
__________________

__________________
Happy Motoring
Bob
padlin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2019, 07:28 AM   #3
Senior Member
 
Jim Bennett's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Calgary, Alberta
Trailer: 2017 Escape 5.0 TA
Posts: 13,941
It may sound silly, but I would first try resetting the breaker, turning it right off then back on.

Otherwise, if you don't get 120V at the fridge, I would just trace out the wire from either end to see if you can find the culprit. Heck, it could even be that the connection to the breaker was not tightened, I have seen that in a few panels. Seeing the fridge is alone on it's circuit, I would imagine it is just a single wire, maybe it go accidentally cut somewhere.
__________________
2017 Escape 5.0 TA
2015 Ford F150 Lariat 3.5L EcoBoost
2009 Escape 19 (previous)
“Most folks are about as happy as they make up their minds to be.” — Abraham Lincoln
Jim Bennett is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2019, 07:45 AM   #4
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2019
Location: montreal, Quebec
Trailer: 2007 Escape 17B
Posts: 18
Model no. Is RM2354

Trying to post a picture but i think the image is too big. Will try to resize on phone...
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 20190704_081956.jpg (228.8 KB, 53 views)
File Type: jpg 20190704_081952.jpg (260.7 KB, 62 views)
Adamavis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2019, 08:32 AM   #5
Senior Member
 
rubicon327's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2016
Location: Burlington Twp., New Jersey
Trailer: 2010 Escape 19
Posts: 3,084
Looks like a ground wire. Maybe you can narrow it down with the wiring schematic.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg B4D2E973-B85E-4B19-AF10-6C363C57AE4B.jpg (141.9 KB, 23 views)
__________________
“One way to get the most out of life is to look upon it as an adventure.”― W.F.
rubicon327 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2019, 08:58 AM   #6
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2019
Location: montreal, Quebec
Trailer: 2007 Escape 17B
Posts: 18
If anyone has the same fridge I'd sure appreciate popping up the cover and snapping a pic. Its the thicker black wire..
Adamavis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2019, 09:07 AM   #7
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: n/a, Texas
Trailer: Escape
Posts: 386
It looks like both the red wire and the loose black wire got pulled out of the boot. Try taking off the rubber boot to see if you can find the terminals.

The 120v heating element has a red and a black wire. The 12v heating element has two blacks. It looks like the 12v wires are still in place (does it work on 12v?), but somehow the 120v wires were disconnected.
Viajante is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2019, 09:09 AM   #8
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2019
Location: montreal, Quebec
Trailer: 2007 Escape 17B
Posts: 18
Quote:
Originally Posted by Viajante View Post
It looks like both the red wire and the loose black wire got pulled out of the boot. Try taking off the rubber boot to see if you can find the terminals.

The 120v heating element has a red and a black wire. The 12v heating element has two blacks. It looks like the 12v wires are still in place (does it work on 12v?), but somehow the 120v wires were disconnected.
Yes!! Thank you!
Adamavis is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2019, 09:22 AM   #9
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: n/a, Texas
Trailer: Escape
Posts: 386
Sorry, I erred on black and red going to 120v. According to Rubicon’s diagram, they go to 12v. A pair of black wires go to 120v. Look at components J and K in the diagram.
Viajante is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-04-2019, 09:25 AM   #10
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2019
Location: montreal, Quebec
Trailer: 2007 Escape 17B
Posts: 18
No worries, both power sources will be disconnected.

Thanks!
__________________

Adamavis is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off






» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Disclaimer:

This website is not affiliated with or endorsed by Escape Trailer Industries or any of its affiliates. This is an independent, unofficial site.



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 03:11 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2012 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.