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We are new to a 1988 coleman columbia. We want to be able to run the fridge off of the power. My brother in law had it working last year. We can't get it working this year. He used it before us. I was not able to get it working this year. So, many buttons and switches we don't understand. Can someone HELP?

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Welcome to the forum.

Brand and model number of refrigerator?

Since we are talking pop up I will guess it is a small Dometic three way refrigerator. All the controls will be accessible from out side under the louvered covers.

Only use one source at a time. You can use 120v ac, 12v dc, or LPG.

For better answers tell us exactly what you have done and what you want to do. What "power" are you wanting to use?

Keep in mind that you won't hear a compressor like a residential refrigerator. RVs use absorption refrigerators that are silent. They may take up to 24 hours to cool.


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Do your control look like this?

This is the controls to my 3-way Dometic unit.

The red switch is for 12Vdc. This will drain your battery fast so use with caution. The 12Vdc heater is either on or off by the switch, no thermostat control.

The green switch is 120Vac. The knob behind the green switch is the thermostat. Thermostat only works with the 120Vac heater.

The knob on the left is the propane control; High, medium, & low. The red button is the ignitor (same as a BBQ grill). To light, turn knob to High and press down on the knob. Wait several seconds, then press the ignitor several times. I always hear "poof" when the burner ignites.

Hope this helps.


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