RV.Net Open Roads Forum: Fifth-Wheels: Fridge Repair

RV Blog

  |  

RV Sales

  |  

Campgrounds

  |  

RV Parks

  |  

RV Club

  |  

RV Buyers Guide

  |  

Roadside Assistance

  |  

Extended Service Plan

  |  

RV Travel Assistance

  |  

RV Credit Card

  |  

RV Loans

Open Roads Forum Already a member? Login here.   If not, Register Today!  |  Help

Newest  |  Active  |  Popular  |  RVing FAQ Forum Rules  |  Forum Posting Help and Support  |  Contact  

Search:   Advanced Search

Search only in Fifth-Wheels

Open Roads Forum  >  Fifth-Wheels

 > Fridge Repair

Reply to Topic  |  Subscribe  |  Print Topic  |  Post New Topic  | 
Page of 2  
Next
Sponsored By:
cummins2014

Utah

Senior Member

Joined: 02/20/2008

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Offline
Posted: 05/02/19 09:24am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Friend of mine took his fifth wheel in to get the fridge repaired, it was not working on either gas or electric. He thought he was headed for a new fridge. I turned out all it needed they told him was a cleaning. What needs to be cleaned to make a fridge work ??. I have heard where the gas gets clogged up, but will still work on electrical.

MFL

Midwest

Senior Member

Joined: 11/28/2012

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Offline
Posted: 05/02/19 09:47am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

While cleaning is always a good idea, I think there may be more issue ahead, if it would not work on either mode.

Jerry





midnightsadie

ohio

Senior Member

Joined: 01/07/2008

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 05/02/19 09:47am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

the burner assembly needs to be taken out and cleaned DO NOT clean orfice with a needle use air. not a hard job ,also the flue chimmey should be cleaned if your not handy? hire a local mobile rv tech ,they come to you and much cheap than a dealer.

gbopp

The Keystone State

Senior Member

Joined: 08/03/2008

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 05/02/19 09:48am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Tell your friend to post his experience on RV Service Reviews.
The repair shop could have easily sold him a new refrigerator.

cummins2014

Utah

Senior Member

Joined: 02/20/2008

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Offline
Posted: 05/02/19 05:01pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

gbopp wrote:

Tell your friend to post his experience on RV Service Reviews.
The repair shop could have easily sold him a new refrigerator.



He took it to a local RV repair shop, we have dealt with them for years . I know the owners personally, and they are as honest as the day is long. I wouldn’t take my RV anywhere else.

There is no question some shops would of sold him a new one, not this place unless it was shot . The question I still have is what do they clean when the fridge is not working electrically or on gas . I get the gas part cleaning , but electrical ???

Fulltimers

Anywhere, USA

Senior Member

Joined: 07/16/2004

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Offline
Posted: 05/02/19 09:51pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

If you know the owner personally I think you need to ask him this question. We can only speculate but he should be able to tell you the whole story.


Fulltimers
Fulltimers Weblog
2003 Rexhall Aerbus 3550BSL
W-22 Workhorse
2005 Saturn Vue (Mr. Toad)
3.5L V6 Automatic



Dave H M

IL

Senior Member

Joined: 08/11/2006

View Profile


Offline
Posted: 05/03/19 05:41am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Wondering why they did not offer to "clean" it as a follow on to the diagnosis?

cummins2014

Utah

Senior Member

Joined: 02/20/2008

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Offline
Posted: 05/03/19 08:04am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Fulltimers wrote:

If you know the owner personally I think you need to ask him this question. We can only speculate but he should be able to tell you the whole story.


We both know him, and yes when he goes to pick it up, he will ask . He talked to them on the phone to see where they were at on the repairs, fridge was not the only thing . He was told all the fridge needed was a cleaning, was just curious to what that entailed .

Was thinking there were some on here thats been thru it, and could explain.

cummins2014

Utah

Senior Member

Joined: 02/20/2008

View Profile



Good Sam RV Club Member

Offline
Posted: 05/03/19 08:15am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Dave H M wrote:

Wondering why they did not offer to "clean" it as a follow on to the diagnosis?



Not sure what your comment means, they did clean it , after the diagnosis to see what the problems were.

My questions for this thread were more or less curiosity , and just MAYBE help someone , if someone here came up with what this cleaning meant. Hopefully preventing a costly trip to an RV shop, or having a mobile tech take a look. I will surely post the results when I find out.

4AggiesMom

Cypress, TX

Senior Member

Joined: 02/23/2005

View Profile



Posted: 05/03/19 09:52pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Our practically new fridge stopped working and we tried everything to fix it. We cleaned the outside portion, looked at the control panel, and the breaker. Couldn't find anything wrong.
Then, we were looking around the outside area where all the cooling equipment is and my husband chased down the power supply with a circuit tester. Turns out there is a tiny fuse (I think 3amp?) that was broken. We couldn't find one locally, but ordered on Amazon. We replaced it and it works like a champ!


Proud Mom & Dad
3 Sons + 3 Daughters-in-law
1 Daughter + 1 Son-in-law
1 Grandson, 5 Granddaughters

tent-7yrs, popup-25yrs, hybrid-5yrs, travel trailer-3yrs
now-2016 Flagstaff 5th wheel pulled by F-250 diesel


Reply to Topic  |  Subscribe  |  Print Topic  |  Post New Topic  | 
Page of 2  
Next

Open Roads Forum  >  Fifth-Wheels

 > Fridge Repair
Search:   Advanced Search

Search only in Fifth-Wheels


New posts No new posts
Closed, new posts Closed, no new posts
Moved, new posts Moved, no new posts

Adjust text size:

© 2019 CWI, Inc. © 2019 Good Sam Enterprises, LLC. All Rights Reserved. | Terms of Use | PRIVACY POLICY | YOUR PRIVACY RIGHTS