Originally Posted by hughharden
Found the problem. If you want the converter to work you need to flip both the breaker marked converter and the one marked fridge to "on". Doesn't work with just the converter breaker flipped.
We've seen this problem before, of mis-reading the panel labels. If you have turned off two breakers and need to turn both of them on to get AC power to the converter, then you have turned of both the branch circuit for the converter (which may also power the refrigerator) and the main
In this example from a previous discussion
(showing Cathy's panel, with my annotations) the top breaker [30 amp] is the main - all power to the panel comes in through it. The next breaker down [15 amp] handles the power going out to the first branch circuit, which runs both the refrigerator and the converter.