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Electrolux Fridge Fault on Electric 2 months 4 days ago #466834

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Just back home from two weeks in the van Glorious time and no problem until last night. The fridge started beeping in the middle of the night (Same sound as if the door is open) The electric mains symbol on the front flashing and also the orange warning light. As we were coming home today I switched the fridge off.
Just checked it now and it's exactly the same. Anyone else had that problem?
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Electrolux Fridge Fault on Electric 2 months 4 days ago #466835

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Iest wrote:
Just back home from two weeks in the van Glorious time and no problem until last night. The fridge started beeping in the middle of the night (Same sound as if the door is open) The electric mains symbol on the front flashing and also the orange warning light. As we were coming home today I switched the fridge off.
Just checked it now and it's exactly the same. Anyone else had that problem?
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If the electric mains symbol is flashing then this suggests that the control circuitry has lost the presence of the 230VAC mains supply.

This would happen if the RCD or MCB on the site bollard had tripped, or if the Caravans RCD or the relevant MCB in the caravan has tripped.

Now that you have the van back home, I would suggest providing a mains connection to the van and resetting anything that has tripped.

Did the fridge work OK when you switched it to 12V operation for the homeward journey ?
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Electrolux Fridge Fault on Electric 2 months 4 days ago #466839

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Lest, we had a problem on our caravan Coachman 560, the power unit had broken down, and was only charging the battery . And not supplying 12 , volts to The fridge and heater. When the power unit totally failed and we were on internal battery after three days, When the battery went down to about 11 volts and less everything went off with a sound like a hundred Canaries. Everything just shut down. 140 mile round trip for new power unit, always carry a spare as does Craig.

Not sure but maybe the fault , check the caravan voltmeter it should show 13.8 ish if its charging.
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Electrolux Fridge Fault on Electric 2 months 4 days ago #466855

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Lest, we had a problem on our caravan Coachman 560, the power unit had broken down, and was only charging the battery . And not supplying 12 , volts to The fridge and heater. When the power unit totally failed and we were on internal battery after three days, When the battery went down to about 11 volts and less everything went off with a sound like a hundred Canaries. Everything just shut down. 140 mile round trip for new power unit, always carry a spare as does Craig.

Not sure but maybe the fault , check the caravan voltmeter it should show 13.8 ish if its charging.

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Electrolux Fridge Fault on Electric 2 months 4 days ago #466860

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I carry the whole plug in unit, the PS 301, 20 amp charger and 12 volt supply unit.
Just to clarify, when I lost the 12 volts totally although there was 230 volts to the caravan , the fridge and heater wouldn't work as they need a 12 volt supply.
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Electrolux Fridge Fault on Electric 2 months 3 days ago #466875

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Checked the fridge this morning and everything was fine. I'd checked all the MCB's. Fuses etc and everything had worked fine both mains and 12v. Bit of a mystery but I suspect a loose connection somewhere- but then I'm always an optimist!
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Electrolux Fridge Fault on Electric 2 months 3 days ago #466914

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If your assumption is correct about a loose connection, then you still have the problem, and for safeties sake it needs to be found and put right.
Unless I use quotes, All advice and opinions given are my own and are given in good faith. Never act on anything you read on a forum unless you can validate and verify its source and content.
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Electrolux Fridge Fault on Electric 2 months 3 days ago #466921

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Check the 230 volt supply to the 12 volt power unit, its a 3 pin connector, if this is intermittent and your Fridge requires a 12 volt supply to the electronics then that could be the problem,
Which caravan , year and fridge model is it, that can narrow things down.
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Electrolux Fridge Fault on Electric 1 month 3 weeks ago #467548

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Get the guy back and ask him to connect his test board to your car electrics. From this you should see all lights working. He will have a light for the fridge. In a previous Sorento, same as Santa Fe, had problems with van road lights and it turned out to be the towing relay in the car. In current Sorento had a problem with car lights after tow bar fitting and that was due to a loose connection on the tow bar loom.
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