Dead as a Dodo Electrolux fridge

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  1. fred flintstone

    fred flintstone Funster

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    Just trying to sort this fridge problem. It says RM 4281 S inside.
    There appears to be no power to the fridge.
    On hook up if I turn it on nothing happens, even the green light doesn't come on.
    On 12v it's the same, but the red light does not come on.
    If I try on gas the orange rocker switch doesn't show any sign of life.
    Everything else in the van works fine. Mains, 12v and gas appliances all OK.

    I have checked all the fuses I can find and took the covers off the outside and all appears ok in there.
    Hope someone can give me an idea of what to check next.
     
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    Need to test to see what terminal have voltage, as in a previous thread i would start by getting permenant 12v supply working when not running as this will probably stop every thing else working does it work on 240?
     
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    if you are not fully proficient with a multimeter, steer well clear of the 240v side, it can easily kill you
     
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    Mcb tripped in consumer unit?
     
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    I am not very handy with multi meter so I am not touching the 240v side.
    It doesn't work on 12v or 240v.
    Mcb is ok.
    I have caravan repair guy looking tomorrow, hope it's something simple.
    I will post his findings tomorrow.
    Thanks for all your input, much appreciated.
     
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    I am almost too embarrassed to post this :LOL:
    He said fridge was ok on mains and 12v. I have constant hookup so I don't need gas.
    I thought it was not working because switches didn't light up, he said these switches do not have bulbs in :whistle:
    I also thought switch had to be down to be on but apparently switch is up when on.

    I learn as long as I live and live as long as I learn....:D
     
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    I have an even more embarrassing fridge confession. After using our van for a year I discovered that the we had never had the pilot light lit on the fridge. So every time we had it on gas it hadn't actually been on.:eek: It just must have stayed cold from EHU and 12v. Glad to have got that one off my chest.
     
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    Someone on here says "the only stupid question is the one you don't ask"
    Agree 100%
     
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    and its fixed, even if it wasn't broken :)

    just a call out charge, no rip off priced parts and you can now use it with confidence

    good result in my books (y)
     
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