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SGTJOE

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Posted: 09/18/19 01:51pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

After a lot of suggestions and me searching I found a fridge that will be installed (by ME). It is a Haier 9.8cf. I emailed the mfg and asked if it would work in a RV and would it be covered by the factory warranty. Loved the response--"it will work in a rv, house, garage and even a straw house" and the warranty will cover it". Gonna keep that response on file and also in a plastic bag in the freezer. Just found out that Haier owns GE, they even sent me info on two GE fridges that would fit except for the depth.


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Most minis are Chinese try and find Korean or Taiwanese. Leave the serene caterpillar junk for the wealthy who can afford it. A long warranty is not infallible but it's good benchmark. If your unit uses rear not side cooling simply pasting on a cut up heavy duty space blanket top and sides and pasting it to the reefer makes an improvement in efficiency. Look on Amazon for -Heavy Duty- Space Blanket.

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I’d go with this uber efficient 12v solar refer and skip the inverter...

https://bensdiscountsupply.com/super-sale-voltray-7-4-cu-ft-12v-24v-solar-dc-refrigerator-freezer-grey-model-c4p7-4-sr-vr/

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Posted: 09/30/19 11:24am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Well I got the Haier 9.8 fridge from Lowes on Friday around noon. They actually put it in the MH, but couldn't get it in the area it needed to be with the doors on. I took the doors off and Sat Morning my neighbors came over and lifted it in place. I put the doors on and waited till about 4pm to plug it in before locking it in place. As of Sunday night it still hadn't cooled down.

Why me all the time, guess I'll call Lowe's and ask them to come get it and return my money.

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Posted: 09/30/19 02:44pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Is it running off shore power or the inverter?


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Shore power, had it plugged into the same outlet the Dometic was which is good but to be on the safe side I plugged it into a house plug.

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Our Haier 10.2 cu ft fridge has been in constant operation in our RV for the past three years with zero problems. The Lowes folks moved it into the coach, but I wanted to power it up for 24 hours before installing it in the Norcold space, so I didn't have them do that part. The fridge doesn't seem to care if it's on shorepower or our Samlex pure sine wave inverter.


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I used a Xantrex 3624 modified sine wave with a house fridge for years with no issues. Not only me but lots of RV'ers. I would be leery of a small cheap MSW, but have no experience with them.

Some refrigerators today do not have coils they use the sides and top to dissipate heat and need space for air to circulate around them to cool, check instructions.

Many products today claim to use the best material and design and manufacturing techniques possible. But then say in tiny print that if you use the product the warranty is void.

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SGTJOE wrote:

Well I got the Haier 9.8 fridge from Lowes on Friday around noon. They actually put it in the MH, but couldn't get it in the area it needed to be with the doors on. I took the doors off and Sat Morning my neighbors came over and lifted it in place. I put the doors on and waited till about 4pm to plug it in before locking it in place. As of Sunday night it still hadn't cooled down.

Why me all the time, guess I'll call Lowe's and ask them to come get it and return my money.


We must be related!

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SGTJOE wrote:

Folks I have a Freedom 458 series combi inverter/charger, it is a 2000 watt, is this good for running the residential fridge down the road?
Is this a sine?


Hey Sarge, the Freedom is a good solid unit and will not cause issues. These guys forget that all we had at one time was MSW and when PSW came out it was super expensive.

I would be cautious with a $75 Harbor Freight MSW but not the unit you have.

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