Fridge problem on 12v

Discussion in 'Fridges & Ovens' started by trevosky, Nov 28, 2009.

  1. trevosky

    trevosky Read Only Funster

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    Hi all,perhaps one of you technically minded people out there can give me some advice,my fridge was not working on gas so i removed it turned it upside down round and round cleaned jets out etc and put it back together hey presto it worked.
    Great night before our trip back to england,loads up sets off and half way back realize it is now not working on 12v.Since my return to Spain i have tried to sort it ,think my switch was kaput (but not certain) sourcing things out here is not the easiast thing so after many visits to car part shops i cant get a 12v but was sold one for 240v which they said would be ok . Have fitted it a multi meter tells me power is going to the switch when ignition and switch is on but the light on switch doesnt light do you know if it is because it is 240v please,please, Bear in mind i am not very technically minded but willing to have a go
    many thanks in anticipation Trevor :cry:
     
  2. Terry

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    Hi Trevor you most likely need the engine running :thumb: It is probably on a relay switch the sends power via alternator when engine is running -- also check for fuses to relay --wire from alternator probably close to battery
    terry
     
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    Thanks for that Terry have tried it with engine running what i need here is a tame electricion and lots of patience :thumb:
     
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    Hi

    The light on the switch won't work as it's 230v .. otherwise it should be ok..

    you need to test with a multimeter to eliminate the problem ..

    With engine running, check you have a 12 v at the switch, if not then it's as Terry suggested.. fuse or faulty relay.

    If you have 12v after the switch, then it looks like a duff heating element .. or a bad connection.

    The element can be checked using the ohms scale.. if duff it will show an open circuit.

    jim
     
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    you say 12v is getting TO the switch.....is it coming out of the switch to the fridge?

    the light wont work as it will be a NEON lamp and only works at 230v.

    very easy to replace it with a single 12v LED. just snip the two thin, black wires and connect to an LED.
    connect the wires the wrong way and it wont work, connect the other way and it will.:thumb:
     
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