So, our fridge too has died. Came onto the boat this morning and did my customary checks...including checking the voltage on the batteries. Noticed they were exceptionally high, a full charge!!!
That never happens because the fridge is always sucking down the amps, and my readings are usually in the 12.5-12.8 range.
So I immediately flip off the breaker for the fridge and then back on. Nothing...the voltage stays high and I dont hear the fridge compressor run. So I go check the fridge. Sure enough, all of my BEvERages are warm and there is moldy smell now in the compartment.
Immediately, I start taking things apart. The fridge is now out of the cabinet for which I had to cut the power wires to it because you cant reach to the right side of the fridge to disconnect. Great design Beneteau/Isotherm
I have a spare battery hooked up to the fridge via alligator clips and here is what I've found:
1) The fan (not compressor) on the back of the compressor runs just fine
2) The thermostat is not "clicking" at any point in the turning radius
3) The compressor will occasionally try to start then immediately stop. It shudders for no more than 1 second
Any advice on what to do next? I want to test the thermostat, but have no idea on how to "jump" the thermostat to see how it would work without it. Any advice?
Here is a pic of my controller for the compressor...what wires should I "jump" to bypass the thermostat?