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Old 06-10-2019, 10:28 PM   #1
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I recently purchased a 2019 Four WInds- 22B,. Did not get a chance to use it yet but will be going on a vacation shortly. My question is- For the refrigerator to work-- do I need to have propane in tank or does it run on power from the batteries? or either? When I press the button (on/off) on the fridge, a RED light flashes and nothing else happens. Thanks for any help.
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Old 06-11-2019, 12:10 AM   #2
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I recently purchased a 2019 Four WInds- 22B,. Did not get a chance to use it yet but will be going on a vacation shortly. My question is- For the refrigerator to work-- do I need to have propane in tank or does it run on power from the batteries? or either? When I press the button (on/off) on the fridge, a RED light flashes and nothing else happens. Thanks for any help.
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YES ...... You need the propane tank full and turned on

Also need to have the salesman switch (if you have one ) also turned on and your batteries fully charged.
OR .... be hooked up to shore power....
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Old 06-11-2019, 12:50 AM   #3
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Your fridge runs on 110v electric (shore power or generator power) & Propane

The switch usually has an either/or

If you have it set on Electric, it’ll run on electric unless there’s no electric available, then it auto switches to propane
If you have it set on propane, it will exclusively work in propane until empty

Your other default is OFF
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Old 06-11-2019, 01:46 AM   #4
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The cooling capability for your fridge comes from either propane OR 120 VAC (Shore or generator power). In either case it also needs 12 VDC from either the house batteries or the converter (if on SP or Generator power).
It does not run from the 12 VDC batteries by themselves.
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Old 06-11-2019, 02:15 AM   #5
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Old 06-11-2019, 02:18 AM   #6
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One more thing to consider...
Add an integrated 1200/2000watt Inverter
That way you can run your fridge off of battery power using the Inverter as 120 volt to power the fridge & TV’s

Search the Forum when you’re ready for another project.
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Old 06-11-2019, 01:14 PM   #7
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Thanks for the reply. The propane tank was empty. So we hooked the Rv up to electric supply. The only thing that happened was the RED light on the fridge went on and I believe was 'flashing'. I thought when I hooked up the electric from my house that the electricity from the house would make the fridge work? ( Obviously I am new at the RV thing.) So if I don't have electricity available then the generator (that is supplied by propane) produces the electricity to run the fridge?
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Old 06-11-2019, 02:06 PM   #8
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I the "Use/Store" switch set to "Use"?
When you turn on the Fridge: you can set it to automatically find the power sources available, and let it do it's thing...

One more thing: you'll need to get the propane actually running through the lines. (They're probably full of air right now...)
Get your propane stovetop running for a couple of minutes, and then try to switch over to propane power with the Fridge...

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Old 06-11-2019, 02:06 PM   #9
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Yes it should work on shore power, if the converter is on (circuit breaker in power center) and the 120 volt circuit breaker controlling the fridge is set. Any light in or outside the fridge indicates it has 12 volt power from the batteries and/or the converter. It is usually necessary to turn the mode switch off - wait a couple seconds and then select auto to recycle the fridge. If it starts operating correctly the green light will stay on continuously and the orange (red) light will be off. If both lights are flashing, you have a problem and the manual will have a couple suggestions. This is for the typical N641 Norcold fridge. The NX641 has a digital display but operates the same way.
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