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Samsung Refrigerator Without Off Switch

by JackTinAZ / February 6, 2015 5:25 AM PST

Just purchased a new RV, a Bounder 33C. It has a Samsung residential refrigerator, model RF197 ACRS. It has a lot of bells and whistles, but what it doesn't have is an off button, for when I want to temporarily store the RV without food but with other things still working, which would not be possible if I have to use the battery cut-off switches as Samsung suggests. Their other suggestion is to never take food out of the fridge and leave it on all the time, which is just as ridiculous as building a refrigerator without an off switch.

The refrigerator is run through a 2000 W inverter when not on shore power. I could, of course, turn off the inverter, but the fridge would then continue to run until it depleted the batteries, not a desirable outcome.

Anyone suggest a work-around to this engineering marvel?

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While this does not look like a RV fridge.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 6, 2015 6:33 AM PST
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(NT) temperature control on it?
by James Denison / February 6, 2015 6:39 AM PST
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(NT) Read the manual to check it. Not enough range.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 6, 2015 6:46 AM PST
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whatever happened to....
by James Denison / February 8, 2015 11:57 AM PST

...the absorption type of refrigerators they had in RV's years ago? Worked on ammonia and used LP gas to run instead of electric power.

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