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Old 09-06-2015, 10:43 PM   #1
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Empty Socket??

We stopped at an RV service center to have our fridge looked at (not working well on electric) . When the tech looked into the outside lower compartment he asked me where the wire was that is supposed to be plugged into what looked like a chimney. He said it was supposed to have a red wire plugged in there. I had no idea and he asked if it was like that from the factory. I told him no one has ever messed with it since it was new.

Has anyone noticed an empty socket on the "chimney" in their fridge outer compartment? And, is it supposed to have a wire plugged in there? We have a 2011 19.


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Old 09-06-2015, 10:57 PM   #2
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If you mean that's visible when you take off the cover and look in, no, I don't have any red wire anywhere near there. The only wire I see going to the bottom of the heater/chimney area is black.


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Old 09-07-2015, 08:21 AM   #3
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Don't know which refrigerator you have, but when they replaced the heater in my 5 cu ft, the new heater had a thermal switch on the side. Since the 5 cu ft is mechanical (no circuit board), there is no place to run rhe switch contacts to, so it just sits there. I had the same experience later when a different RV tech did some work on the fridge.
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