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I bought a 4.4 cu ft. whirlpool refrigerator for my off the grid solar cabin. I am using 300 watt panels, 800 watt inverter but it won't start the compressor. What size of inverter in watts would I need?

Contractor's Assistant: Can you guesstimate how old your Whirlpool is? And just to clarify, what's the exact model?

New, bought it one month ago

Contractor's Assistant: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?

Yes, I already installed the solar system

Contractor's Assistant: Anything else we should know to help you best?

I don't know the HP of the compressor and can't find it in the back or the manual. But the system does operate a 3 cu ft compact refrig.

Submitted: 11 months ago.Category: Appliance
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Appliance Technician: Master Tech, Whirlpool Master Technician replied 11 months ago
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Can I please have the Full model number of the unit to better assist you ?

And also on the model /serial tag should give you LRA (locked rotor amps ) let me have that also please.

A compressor upon start up will use twice the amperage/ wattage as when it is running.

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Appliance Technician: Master Tech, Whirlpool Master Technician replied 11 months ago

in just rough calculations if the unit pulls 10 amps on start up you will need at least a 1,200 watt inverter.

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