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Old 08-01-2023, 10:03 AM   #1
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Fridge not working?? This might help:-)

I have a 2009 Winnebago Journey 39Z I had issues twice with the fridge. Once not switching over to propane and this year not turning on a all. So pulling off the outside fridge panel I checked for 110 at the plug and 12v at the power box two wires right side of box. Both had power but fridge would not fire up. There was also a steady red light on the limit box.


So both times there were stink bugs on he printed circuit board shorting it out. The reset procedure on mine is with use of a magnet. You pass it over the limit box in two spots and you'll hear a click. Fridge was good to go
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Hi HollywoodGT,
Very good to know. Did you happen to take any pictures? How big are the stink bugs?
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Maybe I do have a few I will check. Stink bugs are brown and about the size of he lighting bug but flatter.
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While pictures of the insects would be nice, I was more curious to see photos of the circuit board and the location of this magnetic reset.
Could this all be some sort of computer bug? (ha-ha)
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While pictures of the insects would be nice, I was more curious to see photos of the circuit board and the location of this magnetic reset.
Could this all be some sort of computer bug? (ha-ha)
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I'm sure he is referring to the Norcold recall box and the bootleg magnet reset hack.
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Sorry was out of town didnt get back to the board. You are correct and the board has a little red light. So if you have a Norcold fridge good chance that's it
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There are times when the small stuff bugs us the most!
One of the problems we get into in remote sites is that new boards often have some film on them that attracts ants!
Those ants also are wet enough to arc when they get across power and ground.
It doesn't take a whole lot of ant to kill a computer chip if they leave a semi-high resistance short across a couple legs of a chip!
Ants are terrible because they are nearly impossible to keep out but grasshoppers can be worse if they do get in! They can be juicy enough to actually explode and scatter trouble all over the place!

Gremlins come in a wide variety of sizes and shapes!
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