RV Refrigerator Troubleshooting: Using Diagnostic Codes

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The RV refrigerator can be your greatest friend or worst enemy when you’re out on the road for an extended trip. When it’s running efficiently, you don’t have a care in the world. But when it’s not, you be wasting money with spoiled food.

In this video, Dave Solberg shows you how to evaluate diagnostic codes displayed on your control panel when your RV refrigerator is not working properly. Along with RV refrigerator troubleshooting tips for solving basic issues, many modern appliance makers include in a model’s service manual a list of diagnostic codes specific to that model. With these codes, you can return from a day trip or awake from a nice night’s sleep and learn how your fridge has been operating during that period of time.

According to RV refrigerator troubleshooting experts, if you scroll through your unit’s menu on the outside of the door, you can refer to your service manual to determine any issues the fridge and/or freezer might be experiencing. For instance, you may see a code that tells you the AC level was unusually low at a certain point, which means you most likely have a problem with your campground source or distribution center. You can also make sure each of the components inside the fridge unit are functioning properly, from the DC power output to the thermistor that monitors the temperature and adjusts the operation accordingly.

With the RV refrigerator troubleshooting information you can gather diagnostic codes that appear on your unit’s screen and are more apt to address any problems that might arise as well as better able to anticipate any further issues. If you ever open the fridge or freezer door and wonder why the space isn’t as cold as it should be, take a quick look at the RV refrigerator troubleshooting tips in the back of your unit’s service manual.

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