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Old 05-07-2015, 09:49 PM   #1
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Fridge won't turn on

My fridge won't turn on. I'm plugged in at home trying to cool it down before I head out. I haven't had it on since last fall. I push the on off button and nothing happens no light. I have power to the microwave so I know it has power. It's not very level right now I'm leaving Friday just wondering if it won't turn on because it's not perfectly level? its the smallest fridge for a 17
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Fridge won't turn on

Is your battery cutoff turned on? 12v power is required to run the fridge - even on shore power. The microwave will work without that.

If it's on, I'd check the 12v terminal block on the back of the fridge with a voltmeter to see if DC power is present there. If it is, you may have a blown fuse.
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Old 05-07-2015, 10:22 PM   #3
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Where is the battery cut off?
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Where is the battery cut off?

Don't know exactly where it is on the 17. In our 19 it's under the table on the face of the dinette bench. Silver toggle switch.
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Where is the battery cut off?
I have the U-Shaped dinette and mine is at the rear of the rear dinette on the drivers side. It's barely visible in this picture.
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The battery cut off is in the same place in Ten Forward, if anyone cares. I think it's pretty standard...
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Our 19' had it in the front on driver's side. They also do not all turn off the same way.
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Where is the battery cut off?
Under the driver side seat in the front dinette. It is a toggle switch. It should be pointing up if it is on. Another way to see if the battery disconnect is off is to look at the stereo and see if it displays a time. If there is no time, the switch is off.

If the battery disconnect switch is OK, then check the fuse Box and see if maybe a fuse is blown
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won't the battery cut off switch only effect the interior, under the bed, in a sealed battery box battery? On my 17'b I have 2 batteries. The battery on the bumper is not effected by the cut off switch. In the on or up position the two batteries work together, when turned off, or down only the interior battery is effected.
Fox hunt, do you have 2 batteries like I do?
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won't the battery cut off switch only effect the interior, under the bed, in a sealed battery box battery? On my 17'b I have 2 batteries. The battery on the bumper is not effected by the cut off switch. In the on or up position the two batteries work together, when turned off, or down only the interior battery is effected.
Fox hunt, do you have 2 batteries like I do?

Regardless of how the batteries are wired, the fridge needs 12v power to operate, even when selecting shore power. Thus, my first suggestion was to make sure the fridge was receiving DC power. I don't know how the cutoff switch works on his 17, but normally a 12v cutoff switch's function is to cutoff DC power to the entire trailer. Are we talking 2 6v batteries? If so, the cutoff switch would still need to be in the on position or the fridge would not get 12v.
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