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Old 09-01-2012, 07:19   #1
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12V Fridge Not Switching Off

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Our fridge suddenly won't switch off and just keeps running. We checked all the seals, temperature setting etc. all are the same as before. We also cleaned the fan.

Anything I should try?
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Old 09-01-2012, 07:25   #2
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Re: 12V Fridge Not Switching Off

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Hi,
Our fridge suddenly won't switch off and just keeps running. We checked all the seals, temperature setting etc. all are the same as before. We also cleaned the fan.

Anything I should try?
Many thanks Greg
If the temperature in the box is cooler than it should be you need a new thermostat. If the temperature in the box is warmer than it should be chances are you need freon......or something along those lines.
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Re: 12V Fridge Not Switching Off

A fridge runs from on of three things,

1. It's not cold enough, (check temp), see if inside is really cold, then try moving thermostat to max warm and see if it turns off.

2. Thermostat broke; previous check may give a clue, if fridge is really cold, and still running there is either a probe, or a bimetal strip thats supposed to open when it reaches temp if it is blocked by food or ice, or a seal leak it may show fridge warmer than it is.

3. Bad compressor or incoming voltage is too low. if the previous two checks are both negative, you may have to call in a tech to check freon levels and compressor. But before you do insure it is getting the proper voltage under load, (at least 12volts).
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