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Old 07-12-2010, 06:35 PM   #1
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We moved to a new marina a couple weeks ago, and subsequently had to have some dockside power modifications, when I came up to the boat last week, the main fridge breaker in the salon had tripped....first I ever saw something like this. Popped it back on and th fridge cooled down eventually, but I noticed that when I was out on the water, that the fridge was leaking onto the floor...I opened it, it didn't feel as though it was running, yet the green light on the bottom of the unit was lit. Back on shore power, the fridge cooled down again and the leaking stopped...

I'm thinking, since the AC side of the fridge power had tripped, that maybe the DC side had also tripped..or a fuse on the DC side blew. Maybe when they were modifiying the dock power system, something arced and caused an issue with both the AC and DC side.

Any idea where there is are DC related fuses for the DE-541 fridge onboard? And any other thoughts you might have on my problem would be great.
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Old 07-12-2010, 06:49 PM   #2
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Have u tried it again on ship power? Sounds like the condensation was the leaking, I don't know of another fuse or breaker and we just went through ours.
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I thought the model was a de 041? Anyway, there is a 12v fuse on the newer nor colds. It is on the top of the fridge behind the control dial....you may have to slide it out some to find it......Jesse
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Jesse....on the front of the fridge...or the back?
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Jeff, it is on the top of the fridge, just a little blade 15amp fuse.
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Interesting....So I'm guessing I need to pull the fridge out a little to access it. One person told me that there was a fuse located up at the helm on one of those two fuse blocks, but I checked all of them, and they were fine. Which actually brings me to another question, if anyone has a fuse directory for the 3200scr, would you please forward it to me...I'll be all day trying to figure out what goes to what.

Someone also suggested that there might be a fuse located close to the batteries. I suppose I'll check everyone's suggestions. The biggest concern I have however is...that when we are underway out on the lake, the green power light at the bottom of the fridge is still lit, so that would indicate to me that there is still power to the unit...yet the lack of proper refrigeration happens only while we're off shore power...../??
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Hi Jeff,
I have the same problem on my 98 SCR 3200. Did you ever find a fuse or fix the problem?
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The problem is most likely in the circuit board in the back of the fridge that toggles you back and forth from AC to DC. Need to pull out the fridge, kill the power and swap out the board. About a 30 minute job start to finish.
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