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Old 08-15-2015, 03:17 PM   #1
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Residential Refrigerator and inverter/Charger

I just finished the installation of a new Maxium 2812 inverter/charger for the new residential refrigerator I am installing in our 2005 Itasca Horizon. Sorry I Didn't take any photos. The new fridge is a Kenmore (Whirlpool)21.7 Cu Ft Double Door with Ice and water in the door. The width of the original opening was 1/16" wider than I needed. The height had to be extended 5/8". Water line for ice maker/Water was already there from the Norcold. As was a drain line extending under the coach. Can take a photo of finished install if any is interested. Toughest part of Job was getting old Norcold out and new frig in. Only way was taking side dinette window out and then reinstalling. Whirlpool does not recommend running the frig on a modified sine wave.
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What was the model # of your new fridge?
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Refrigerator model number

Kenmore Model 106.51793 21cu ft side by side
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Old 08-16-2015, 08:38 AM   #4
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Very Very nice looking!

How did you find out Whirlpool did not recommend running on modified sine wave inverter?
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Thank you.
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Was your original fridge a Norcold 1200??
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Good looking install...!
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Old 08-17-2015, 07:52 AM   #8
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Frig install

The old Norcold was a 1201LRIMSS. It was in good working condition, but the usual problems. Not always cold enough in hot weather. And even with all of the recalls taken care of, the thought of a catastrofic failure is always there.

With regard to the Sine wave vs Modified sine wave, I got the info from a friend who is a retired engineer from Whirlpool. With modified sine wave the compressor motor will not run at full speed and will run hotter. On models with other electronics the may or may not work.
If I had not been concerned, I would not have spent the $1900 for the new Maxium pure sine wave inverter
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With regard to the Sine wave vs Modified sine wave, I got the info from a friend who is a retired engineer from Whirlpool. With modified sine wave the compressor motor will not run at full speed and will run hotter. On models with other electronics the may or may not work.
If I had not been concerned, I would not have spent the $1900 for the new Maxium pure sine wave inverter
I agree, the use of the pure sine wave inverter makes a lot of sense, since more and more things don't seems to like the modified wave.
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The Magnum 2812 PSW Inverter is the standard inverter that Winnebago uses on it's Residential Fridge installs.
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lwasouth: That's a fantastic looking install. Sounds a lot like the dimensions we were dealing with on our swap out. We removed the front door to the MH and had one-eighth of an inch to spare. Whew! Think we must have the Whirlpool model that precedes yours. Looks great! \ken
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