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Fridge light
« on: May 26, 2019, 11:55:49 AM »
Hi new to the site. Looks like a lot of great information. I have  nor cold fridge model number N661RT the interior light does not come on when you open the door I checked it out and found the light bulb burnt and the socket broken I replaced the socket and light bulb in the light still does not turn on when you open the door I can't find a switch anyway I took the front of the fridge appart checked the mode switch and everything looks good not sure how the light operates when you open the door any information is appreciated thank you.


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Re: Fridge light
« Reply #1 on: May 26, 2019, 12:05:25 PM »
I went through that whole problem. Replace the light, replace the socket, and replace the switch and it still doesn't work. I ended up buying a battery operated motion sensing light and placed it on the top shelf.  Works perfect.



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Re: Fridge light
« Reply #2 on: May 26, 2019, 05:54:29 PM »
Welcome to the RV Forum Fordrulz

The light bulb runs on a 12 volt circuit. If the fridge is running then you have 12 volts to the back of the fridge. I would start looking for a blown 12 volt fuse in the back of the fridge.
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Re: Fridge light
« Reply #3 on: May 26, 2019, 06:40:41 PM »
Are these fuses hidden? I remoed the outside panel and did. Ot see a fuse? Checked the fuse panel and saw nothing related. The fridge itself runs fine.


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Re: Fridge light
« Reply #4 on: May 26, 2019, 07:21:56 PM »
Welcome to the Forum!!

Key #1:  "The fridge runs fine"  This means the fridge IS getting 12V power (or it would not run at all!), so the problem is after the power gets to the fridge.   Tom may have the easiest, cheapest option.

NOTE While the primary fuel for the fridge may be either propane or 120V electric, 12VDC is required for the control circuits to operate in either mode.
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Re: Fridge light
« Reply #5 on: May 26, 2019, 08:36:51 PM »
I think this may be the service manual for your fridge:  http://bryantrv.com/docs2/docs/ncoldnnewnseries.pdf

The fuses are on the fridge circuit board, accessed from the back and usually under a cover. But as Grashley says, the fuses are OK if the fridge is working on both gas and electric. The interior light is not separately fused.
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Re: Fridge light
« Reply #6 on: May 26, 2019, 08:43:33 PM »
I'd check voltage at the light socket (could be as simple as a bad new bulb - it happens). If I didn't have voltage there, I'd work backwards until I found it.
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Re: Fridge light
« Reply #7 on: May 26, 2019, 08:47:49 PM »
Great info I'll check out a few things and report back! Thanks