Acquired this 8 year old catamaran
earlier this year. Until early December had been docked at a marina in Florida
on shore power
getting to know the boat and learning
the systems. Since December 2nd we've been off shore power
most of the time and have been on a mooring
ball in Dinner Key waiting for a weather
window to cross to the Bahamas
since December 10, so first time we've really been testing our systems without shore power.
We have 1050 watts of solar panels
through an Outback Flexmax80 charge controller and a Xantrex inverter
system control panel
. The fridge first stopped 3 weeks ago and it was suggested by the contractor who worked on the boat right after we purchased to replace the control box
, which I did. Seemed to work for a while but now compressor
sounds like it's trying to start but quits.
I hear and feel the fan running and after a few seconds the compressor
comes on for only a couple of seconds and then shuts down. It seemed to be trying to cycle a few times but now does nothing. Tried switching it off for awhile and back on but does the same thing. Tries to start but then quits. We have a freezer
that shares the same control panel
switch and it's running fine. I have a bd35 compressor on the fridge unit. I've read through other strings on this forum and Richard Kollman's site but honestly being a complete novice
to all things electrical
not sure what to try next. I think the compressor is fine and suspect something electrical
. All suggestions welcome and please keep it simple.
Happy holidays and thanks for your help.
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