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My awning wont retract and my fridge isn't very cold. Fuse…

My awning wont retract...

My awning wont retract and my fridge isn't very cold. Fuse is fine.

Mechanic's Assistant: Have you checked the vehicle's manual yet?

No

Mechanic's Assistant: What is the make/model/year of your car?

2017 Jayco Jayflight 26BH

Mechanic's Assistant: Are you fixing your RV yourself? What have you tried so far?

Switching fuses. Watched a video and took the awning switch out and checked the contacts. Worked 2 more times now nothing.

Mechanic's Assistant: Anything else you want the mechanic to know before I connect you?

I get a clicking noise but no retraction.

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RV Mechanic: Robert, RV Mechanic replied 4 years ago
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Hi, I'm Robert. Welcome to JustAnswer. I'm reviewing your question now and will post back with your reply momentarily.

We normally answer PER issue but I can try and assist you on both.

Is the awning extended right now?

Robert

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RV Mechanic: Robert, RV Mechanic replied 4 years ago

OK

Please give me several mins to type a response..

ROBERT

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RV Mechanic: Robert, RV Mechanic replied 4 years ago

Good talking to you. Click HERE for some info on the awning.

Let me know later today if you need more help, I am around daily and respond WHEN I can. ROBERT

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Customer reply replied 4 years ago
Robert, each time I hit the switch to retract the awning I hear a motor running under the fridge. It runs for a few seconds then stops. Is it supposed to stop running?
RV Mechanic: Robert, RV Mechanic replied 4 years ago

It could be the power converter on the power converter is a fan and as more DC voltage is being used the fan will kick on.

I suggest you get your hands on a volt meter and check the battery voltage out. A meter will run about 30 dollars some are way more but a good tool to have in a RV.

ROBERT

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Customer reply replied 4 years ago
Robert, I think I'm having issues with with the power inverter...I've lost power to my outside outlets.
RV Mechanic: Robert, RV Mechanic replied 4 years ago

You probably do not have an inverter on your unit just a power converter. A inverter allows you to have AC power when you are NOT plugged into power. An inverter is used for dry camping.

A power converter takes the AC voltage and makes the DC voltage and charges the battery.

IF you are missing power to the outlets go unplug from power, shut all the breakers off inside the RV, cycle the breaker on the supply post, plug back in, then turn your breakers on one at a time inside the RV.

IF you still have no power to the outlets go around the RV and make sure you do not have a GFI that is tripped, these will be certain outlets with a test and reset on them, they are NORMALLY in the bathroom and or galley but can be located just about anywhere else including the outside.

IF you do happen to have an inverter check the inverter for a tripped breaker, most have a round button or small switch on them.

ROBERT

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