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Old 07-03-2019, 09:42 PM   #1
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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?
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Old 07-04-2019, 05:04 AM   #2
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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.
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Old 07-04-2019, 07:28 AM   #3
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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.
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Old 07-04-2019, 07:45 AM   #4
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Model no. Is RM2354

Trying to post a picture but i think the image is too big. Will try to resize on phone...
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Old 07-04-2019, 08:32 AM   #5
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Looks like a ground wire. Maybe you can narrow it down with the wiring schematic.
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Old 07-04-2019, 08:58 AM   #6
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If anyone has the same fridge I'd sure appreciate popping up the cover and snapping a pic. Its the thicker black wire..
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Old 07-04-2019, 09:07 AM   #7
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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.
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Old 07-04-2019, 09:09 AM   #8
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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.
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Old 07-04-2019, 09:22 AM   #9
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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.
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Old 07-04-2019, 09:25 AM   #10
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No worries, both power sources will be disconnected.

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Old 07-18-2019, 10:35 AM   #11
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Can someone snap a pic for me? I don't want to ruin anything. I've been searching for a pic online and I came up short. I need the human element
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Old 07-24-2019, 02:41 PM   #12
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Nobody can help? I can walk you through what to do?
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Old 07-24-2019, 09:02 PM   #13
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Can someone snap a pic for me? I don't want to ruin anything. I've been searching for a pic online and I came up short. I need the human element
The back of my fridge, although the same model, doesn’t look exactly like yours. So, I am hesitant to offer any electrical advice. The wiring on mine conforms to the schematic Rubicon posted on #5 of this thread. I have not taken off a rubber boot covering the heating element so I cannot say what the terminals look like. On your pictures I cannot clearly see two heating elements, one for 12v and one for 120v. On my fridge one element is above the other with two wires to each one. On mine the two black wires from the 120v element run to the bottom of the main board, per the schematic. Sorry that I can’t be of more help.
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and my fridge doesn't look even remotely like that.
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