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Old 05-20-2019, 02:31 PM   #1
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Atwood fridge shutting off

So the fridge will run great for hours on end and then it will just shut off and start beeping. It always seems to shut off between like 4am and 6am not sure if that matters here but again its always in the morning. We reset it and then it will run again for about 24 hours and in the morning same thing. Help Please
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So the fridge will run great for hours on end and then it will just shut off and start beeping. It always seems to shut off between like 4am and 6am not sure if that matters here but again its always in the morning. We reset it and then it will run again for about 24 hours and in the morning same thing. Help Please
How are you powering it? LP or electric element. If on LP are you plugged up to shore power, using a generator or solar?

My first off the cuff guess would be for some reason you are getting a low control voltage shutdown based on the timing.

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It is being powered off of the 12v system with LP. It is not plugged to shore power. It did it several times last season also. Replaced the batteries last season. Running two 6v golf cart batteries. I cant remember it doing it in the warmer months last year is it possible it could have anything to do with the outside air temp. this past weekend we were probably in the mid 30s
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Also it was never plugged into power this past weekend yet after the morning reset it ran again for the the next 24 hours.
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Here is a copy of the manual (I am guessing at the model). You should be getting some sort of error code when it shuts off. I haven't dealt with an Atwood in several years. The cold weather could conceivably cause a low gas flow issue, however, those don't normally show up until you get really cold like into the near-zero range. They do make varying grades of LP depending on the part of the country you are in. They vary the mix of gases in colder climates to help with flow and ignition. We have run into an issue before where someone had purchased LP in Texas during the summer months, then tried to use it in Montanna in the winter months. Didn't work out too well.

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Thank you for the manual that looks like it could be helpful and i think you are on the right track because it is the helium version. I have been trying to read some stuff and it has been suggested that the early morning temps are messing with the helium system. Does that sound like it could be the problem. If it is do you know of a way to combat that issue. Also we live in Montana so the propane was bought and used in Montana.
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The Helium just replaces the highly flammable Hydrogen in the system. The rest of it still works the same.
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