fridge fuse melting

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  1. Goldenoldies

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    In our motorhome we have a Dometic fridge freezer. Behind the drivers seat is a fuse box with EM 50 Intelligent Interface Adaptor written on it.
    The problem is the fridge fuse (15amp) has melted for the second time, could I increase the fuse to 20amp or have I got an electrical problem that needs urgent attention. Thanks for any advice.
     
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    I think you knew the answer before you posted DO NOT INCREASE THE FUSE SIZE if it has been working in the past then somewhere is a fault
     
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    Fuse melting

    I have an autotrail with fridge freezer and while in france 5 weeks ago i had the same melting fuse trouble. My original fuse was a 20 amp. I phoned dometic an was told to remove fuse and use on gas, it was 3 days before the warranty run out(3 years). Dont know what problem was apart from drawing too much current but elite motorhomes sorted it
     
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    this is often caused either by badly fitting fuses making a poor contact, or the fact that most motorhomes and caravans seem to have inadequate size wiring to the fridge 12v supply to the heating element, upping the rating of the fuse is not the way to go. although I just found some details on the net, seems that the instructions for the EM50 indicate that both the fridge relay and fridge fuses 7 & 8 should both be 20 amp. maybe this will help you http://www.sargentltd.co.uk/EM50_Tech_Data.pdf
     
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