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Old 04-20-2017, 11:56 AM   #1
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RMD 8555 fridge will not come on

Went to hook up my 21' this morning in prep for the 1st camping weekend this season.Hooked it up to AC at storage facility to charge up battery and start the fridge to allow it to cool down before leaving tomorrow morning. Lights, microwave all working inside camper. Opened fridge door to turn it on. Held power switch in approx. 5 seconds but nothing happened. No beeps, no lights, nothing. No lights on LED panel or inside the fridge. Checked converter for thrown breaker or blown fuse. Nothing. Went outside to check to see if the plug was still in the AC outlet; it was. Got a small fan and plugged it in the AC outlet; it worked. Pulled the amber color fuse located beside the drip tube to see if it was blown; it appeared to be OK.I didn't see any other fuses to try. Does anyone have any suggestions that I might try? It worked great my last camping trip in November before I winterized it. Haven't had it on since then. I've charged the battery once a month since then. Any thoughts or suggestions would be most appreciated. Thanks in advance.
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Old 04-20-2017, 11:58 AM   #2
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Not working on either AC nor LP?
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Old 04-20-2017, 12:04 PM   #3
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It will not power on at all. I tried all modes unsuccessfully.
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Old 04-20-2017, 12:08 PM   #4
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Is it possible you did not wait the 2 minutes before the EMS to kick in?
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Old 04-20-2017, 12:12 PM   #5
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Is it possible you did not wait the 2 minutes before the EMS to kick in?
If a small fan was plugged into the refrigerator outlet and it worked, then the EMS had finished its 2 minute test already, so that could not be the problem.

Refrigerator needs 12v to operated. Check to see that you have 12v to refrigerator itself. If it is not getting power, recheck all fuses. If it is getting power, it would most likely be the control board.
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Old 04-20-2017, 12:21 PM   #6
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Took a pic of outside fuse. Didn't see any loose wires, but might have missed one. Does everything look OK from this pic?
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Old 04-20-2017, 12:53 PM   #7
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Thanks Carl. Is there any other fuses other than this amber one in the pic and the one in the converter inside? I'm at a loss when electrical things happen. How would I check to see if 12v is present at fridge? Sorry to be so dumb.
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RMD 8555 fridge will not come on

Just a thought, is the battery disconnect switch turned on?
Also you mentioned charging the battery if it was dead the fridge won't work.

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Old 04-20-2017, 01:13 PM   #9
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Yes it is. Just plugged in to AC to allow fridge to run over 24 hrs w/o running battery down. Thanks.
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Old 04-20-2017, 01:27 PM   #10
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You must have 12 vdc for all modes. I'd verify the battery is up over 12v and the breakers are all on. After that I'd check for 12v at the terminal block you show.
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