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Old 07-31-2014, 09:35 PM   #31
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See, now this is getting just too weird. The back side of my 4.3 looks nothing like what you got Jamman. Dave emailed me the back of his fridge, which he got the month before me, and it looks nothing like mine.

I ran that wire to the back for fan power but there's nothing I can see to connect it to. In fact, that outside access door is small enough to see only what you see here. Groped a bit to find the wire I slipped through the thermistor hole. Seeing no terminal board. Can Dometic be that quick to change its designs?

By the way you don't need no special "wire Jumper" for the ground. Why not simply wrap it around one of the grounded fins plate screws? There's enough of them.
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Old 07-31-2014, 10:24 PM   #32
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Myron,

NEITHER my fins NOR the screws are grounded.

Is there anything to the right that we can't see - that is where my terminal blocks are.

It *looks* like the 12V feed (black and red wires) from ETI comes in at the left and goes up. Can you trace it? It *should* go to terminal block which SHOULD look much like mine. Connect your power wire to the ETI red wire.

The terminal block MIGHT be above the gray box - and maybe very hard to get at.
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Old 07-31-2014, 11:11 PM   #33
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There is nothing to see on the right. No terminal block there and in fact everything that might be at the right and up cannot be accessed without removing the fridge, it's all that tight. If I can connect a wire to power I can then check every screw on either fins plate for ground and thereby test the fan (or maybe (?) blow up the control module in front.)
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Old 07-31-2014, 11:37 PM   #34
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MOST RV fridges have all the fins grounded. Most RML8555s (and RM8551s?) have both sets grounded. So you are likely to have a ground handy. If not you can run a scond wire out and connect it to the black ETI wire.

Which fridge model do you have?

Can you trace the red/black pair that appear to come in from the left and go up?

If not you can splice onto the red wire. I am not very fond of them but you can use a clip on splice. Do check the wire gauge it is made for, the fridge power wire may be fairly large.
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Old 08-01-2014, 04:04 AM   #35
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I think Myron mentioned he has the 4.3 and you, Doug have the 6.7 correct?
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Old 08-01-2014, 07:46 AM   #36
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I think Myron mentioned he has the 4.3 and you, Doug have the 6.7 correct?
Hi: cpaharley2008... It is my understanding that the 4.3 is the same as a 6.7 minus one interior shelf. Same operating system I think. Alf
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I think Myron mentioned he has the 4.3 and you, Doug have the 6.7 correct?
For me - RML8555 aka 6.7. Myron said he had the 4.3 - I just wanted to verify it was an RM8551. The SAME installation manual applies to both so it is very strange that he does not have an obvious 12V terminal block.
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The battery ground and battery positive terminal blocks for the RM8551, 4.3 fridge are up high and above the condenser. It appears that ETI makes the terminal attachment before installation and routes the wires down the left side. The terminal attached wires are then joined to wires from the power distribution box with yellow butt connectors just inside the lower vent.
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The battery ground and battery positive terminal blocks for the RM8551, 4.3 fridge are up high and above the evaporator coils. It appears that ETI makes the terminal attachment before installation and routes the wires down the left side. The terminal attached wires are then joined to wires from the power distribution box with yellow butt connectors just inside the lower vent.
Not on all of them, the terminal block on my 4.3 is in plain view when you open the side access panel. Must be more than one cooling unit design.

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My 4.3 is the RM8551, SN#13700005. I picked up my Escape one month after Dave got his. His terminal block is clearly accessible, mine is no where to be found. Go figure.
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