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Posted: 12/15/21 12:52pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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As Doug said, new refrigerators require 12V to operator on either 12V or 120V. The electronics card is powered by 12V & controls the temperature.


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Is the 12 Volt battery a little bigger than a 9V battery?
How many amps is it?

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Well my refurbished unit finally arrived yesterday.
It will probably take me about a week to get my fridge re-assembled.

In the meantime, there is another issue I'd like to discuss here.

The door to the fridge was not closing as tightly as it used to.
Sometimes it actually opened up.

Is there something I can do to tighten the seal?

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GuyCanRV wrote:

vermilye wrote:


As Doug said, new refrigerators require 12V to operator on either 12V or 120V. The electronics card is powered by 12V & controls the temperature.


Thanks.
Is the 12 Volt battery a little bigger than a 9V battery?
How many amps is it?


The 12 volts is from the Battery/Power Converter of the RV. There is NO battery in the refer. Doug

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GuyCanRV wrote:

Well my refurbished unit finally arrived yesterday.
It will probably take me about a week to get my fridge re-assembled.

In the meantime, there is another issue I'd like to discuss here.

The door to the fridge was not closing as tightly as it used to.
Sometimes it actually opened up.

Is there something I can do to tighten the seal?


You need to evaluate the plastic of the door/s and the plastic of the interior walls of the refer. Some older refers the plastic expands/deforms and the doors do not close and seal correctly. While the seals sometimes have magnets in them(Not all do), the doors should open and close without any force. With the refer sitting upright and level, the doors should close easily and NOT pop open. Also, I have had over the years, seen people that install extra shelves and such and THOSE push against the metal racks and keep the doors from closing correctly. Doug

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