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post #11 of 18 Old 07-24-2008
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I ordered the controller through Fridoboat . Good thing I called them to order the part, because they gave me a local company to order through that saved me some money. I paid about $190.00 for the controller, and I got the part a few days later.
I made a mistake in the name of the company... It's Frigoboat
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the rest of the story...

a comment by Smack in another thread prompted me to resurrect my old thread and provide the outcome to my original problem. After going thru the steps suggested (fuse, controller, etc.) I finally did what I should have done at the outset (KISS, I know...) - traced wiring connections and discovered the frig ground wire went directly to the battery (I had expected it to go to the ground bus inside electric panel).

Unfortunately, when I had replaced the battery I failed to notice that this ground wire had slid up into a hole in the battery box and I failed to reconnect it when I installed the battery - DOH!!
Once I connected the ground wire, the refrigerator magically began to run.

My thanks to Sailingdog, Cam, JiffyLube and beej67 for their assistance.
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Thanks for letting us know your fix. It's helps everyone who may have a problem like yours. One more Question, how long was the beer warm?


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Hah! So much for hi tech solutions! Thanks for the final resolution!!

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It just goes to show how important rule #1 is.

The last thing you mucked with is the first thing to mess up.

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Thanks for letting us know your fix. It's helps everyone who may have a problem like yours. One more Question, how long was the beer warm?
Could not let that happen, simply put ice into the frig until it worked again...
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It just goes to show how important rule #1 is.

The last thing you mucked with is the first thing to mess up.

Yeah, with as many things as I've managed to muck up fumbling my way thru repairs you'd think I would have learned that rule by now.
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LOL...yes, physically connecting the wires is a good first step.

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