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What is the make and model of your fridge? The data tag should be on the inside of the box on the wall. Get me that and I can direct you in some things to check.
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The biggest problem with these seems to be burning out the heating element. If you have a small digital multimeter we can test that and see. There is also an AC fuse on the control board. That can be tested as well. A meter is about $20 or so and easy to use. I can assist you with this. All follow ups are included in our fee.
Most hardware stores have meters.........Sears sells one for about $15 or so and works well for this. The heating element can be replaced. It just slips into the tube on the flue and the wires push onto the board. We can test this to be sure that is the problem. I am attaching the manual for you in case you don't have it. http://www.atwoodmobile.com/manuals/refrigerators/ENGLISH_Refrigerator_Manual_8.pdf
Multimeter or VOM meter. And that part number if you need one is #14044. Once you get the meter get back to me and I can tell you how to test the element. Not hard. I will also make a phone chat offer for you if you think that would be easier and faster.
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Yes........you just need to be able to do an ohms reading and check the AC voltage OUT of the board.
Take the cover off the control board and find the leads for the heating element. Those are on pins J12 and J13 and you can trace them right over to the element on the flue. Unlug the fridge BEFORE you remove them so you don't get a shock. Pull the leads off and then plug it back in again. Then take an AC volts reading at those pins with the leads removed. Set the meter on AC volts on the 200 scale. Put a probe on each pin and read the voltage. It should be about 120 VAC give or take a few. Let me know what you read and we can go from there.
Move the black lead over to the center hole "Common" and the red lead over to the far right one surrounded in red. Set the meter on AC volts on the 200 scale. You are on amps now. Then take the reading.
VAC which stands for Volts Alernating Current. Yes......find the leads for the heating element. They go right over to the flue where it is.
In the flue........above the burner.
No........higher up on that same flue. Two wires coming off it.
Are you reading the voltage at the two pins on the board?
Those are J12 and J13.
Those are right next to the black and white 120 VAC leads coming into the board.
Follow them over to the flue to the heating element. Then you know you have the correct leads. Both the same color.
If that is the AC volts reading then the board is suspect, but I think I would have someone check this for you. Anyone there that might be able to assist?
Check and see if there is a good mobile tech that can come out to your location. Many RV parks and shops can recommend one for you.
Just checking back in to see if you were able to resolve this issue or do you need additional input from me here?