The refrigerator in your RV is a very important part of keeping food fresh. However, like most appliances, it is not immune to malfunction and breakdowns. The good news is that you can usually save money and time by troubleshooting the problem before calling in a professional rv refrigerator repair company.
If your refrigerator cools on propane but not on 110V power, first check for a tripped breaker in your RV’s electrical compartment. If it has been tripped, simply reset it and you’ll probably be good to go. If the fridge still doesn’t work on 110V, use a volt ohm meter to verify that there is 120 VAC present where the heating element plugs into the circuit board. If there is not, the problem could be in the eyebrow assembly or circuit board.
In most cases, the solution is to replace these parts. However, you can sometimes make the repair yourself if you have the right tools.
Another possibility is that the gas valve has been shut off accidentally. To test this, try turning on your refrigerator and lighting the burner (pilot light). If it catches, but won’t stay lit, you will need to replace the thermocouple that is responsible for detecting heat to activate the gas valve.
One final issue to consider is that the cooling coils may be leaking. This can often be spotted by the smell of ammonia or traces of a yellowish or green powder around the back of your refrigerator. This usually indicates that the evaporator is leaking ammonia and needs to be replaced. rv refrigerators