Finding a good RV fridge may be the treasure hunt of the season. Many fridges use too much power and can break down at the drop of a hat. With a bit of research and a good power delivery setup, you should be able to find the right fridge for your RV.
Some fridge problems are easy to fix. If the lights come on and the unit reboots fine, but the compressor doesn’t turn on, you may have a power source problem. Just test the amount of electricity coming to the fridge, and if it is not at 10 1/2 volts, then you need to up the power supply.
To learn more about fixing Everchill fridges, just continue to read our article. It has the information you need to know about to have top performance from your Everchill fridge model. Take a few minutes to see if any of the following solutions help you.
This brand of RV fridge seems to be made by a very young company that has only been in existence for a decade. At least, according to their website. The company is called simply WAY, and its about us page calls them WAY Interglobal Network LLC.
Then on the same page, they call Everchill one of their exclusive brands. The company produces five exclusive brands, including Everchill. They are Greystone, Drive, Haven, and Elite.
The company also partners with other manufacturers to help distribute the latter’s products. Those partners include Hisense, Merlin Solar, LG, Powermax, and Naxa. The company also produces other products like RV appliances, fireplaces, and so on.
What is good about their website is that they have a clearance page so that you can find a good deal on a product you have had your eye on for some time.
The exact amount of amps your Everchill will draw will depend on the model of fridge you own. We have seen one model capable of drawing 11 amps per hour. With a standard 12 volt 220 amp battery, it will take 22 hours to drain the battery.
Another model is said to draw 8 to 9 amps starting up and then only 3 amps to maintain operating temperature. According to one owner, his model drew different amounts of amps throughout the day.
At startup, it was at 4.4 for 3 minutes, then went to 6.4 for just over 3 hours before dropping to 0.33 amps. It will depend on how good your battery is as well as the model of fridge for you to know how many amps you are using when you start your fridge.
No one seems to have anything really bad to say about this brand of RV fridges. It does have its faults, but no one is complaining like they do with other brand appliances or how cheaply they were made.
Everychill seems to be made from top-quality materials and does perform well. However, the two main complaints we saw were, first, that there was no on or off switch to the fridge units.
The second complaint owners had is that these fridges do draw a lot of power. They recommend having more than one battery in your power storage system to handle the draw of power these fridges do.
The batteries seem to be the weakest link when it comes to powering your Everchill fridge. You should consider adding another one to ensure you can run all your appliances if you are boondocking and not hooked up to shore power.
We did not see a web page dedicated to manuals on the company’s website. They did have a contact page, which may be the way to get a manual if you want to go directly to the company for help.
If you strike out there, you can go to this link. Unfortunately, we saw only one specific manual there. That website does have a contact option, so you may want to check with them to see if they have more manuals.
Forest River has a lot of manuals for the different components they install in their RVs. You just have to go to this link and scroll down till you see the Everchill name. That may be a good idea for other Rv brand owners. They should check their brands’ websites for manuals for their appliances.
Fortunately, we did find a web page at WAY’s website for manuals, but the list doesn’t seem to be comprehensive, nor does it list the products by brand name or type of appliance. They say simply “Please click here to view our JC-128 manual.” You can try the page at this link.
The following instructions come from the manual for the Everchill Model No.: WD-282FWDC-B. Your system may be similar to this one, and if you look in the manual, you will see a nice clear diagram to help you understand their instructions.
All you have to do to make your fridge colder or warmer is to press the set button. Every time you press it, the temperature level goes up one number. When you reach the highest number, you press the set button once more to return it to its original state number.
Some people have stated that they did not find an on and off button on their fridge. That may be because the maker of this fridge has designed the SET button to act as the power control.
All you have to do to turn the fridge on or off is to press the SET button for 10 seconds.
This is why reading your manual and testing the things it tells you is so important. Not only do you learn how your fridge operates, but the testing helps you remember for the next time when you have to do it for real.
As we just said in the previous section, to turn the fridge off, you just press the SET button for 10 seconds. At least that is the way it is with that model of Everchill fridge. The instructions to turn off the fridge are found in the operating section of your owner’s manual.
When you press the button to turn the fridge off, it will go into stand-by mode. The LED light in the SET button will flash when it is in this mode. When you press the SET button again to turn it on, the LED light will stay light.
The same manual we used for the temperature and power instructions also provides us with the following troubleshooting information. The online manual we used has that information on page 9, and here are some of the common issues you may face:
This is not anything to worry about. That blinking light simply is there to remind you that you have turned off the fridge. All you need to do to stop it from blinking is to press the SET button for 10 seconds and turn the fridge on.
Once you have done that, the LED light should remain on in a constant glow. However, if one of the temperature lights is blinking, then it is telling you that the compressor is not pulling enough power from your battery supply.
Most Everchill compressors need to pull a lot of power before it starts to work. The blinking light should have you checking your power supply and make sure there is enough power in your batteries.
Strangely enough, the manual does not mention this alert signal in its troubleshooting guide. You may have to ask the dealer or qualified mechanic to get more details on that other blinking light.
The first thing you have to do here is to wait. It only takes the Everchill fridge one to two hours to get to operating temperature. So if you have not waited that long, you may have a warm fridge.
The second thing to do is check your temperature controls. We use the plural because there are 2 of them in this brand of RV fridge. Maybe not all of them, but some do have more than one. These controls may be set too low.
Then you should check the door gaskets to see if they are sealing correctly. If not, you may have to replace them. If those are not the problem, then someone may have put hot food inside to preserve their integrity for a later meal. Hot foods can affect the temperatures in a fridge.
The above reasons may apply to this situation as well. As will the following information apply to the above situation. If your Everchill freezer or fridge is warm or not cooling, then check to see if the door was left open or if someone is entering your fridge more often than they should.
When it comes to fridges not doing their job, you need to check the power supply or the compressor. There may not be enough power to start the compressor, and the fridge or freezer will remain warm and not do their job.
Also, check your breakers and fuses to make sure they are in top working order. If they have tripped or blown, either turn them on again or replace them.
This part situation can have many different sources, but the first one to check would be your power supply. If the fridge is not turned on or there is no power, the fan will not work.
If that is not the source, and you checked the battery storage to see if there was enough power, then you may have a malfunctioning fan that needs to be replaced. Check the motor to see if it is in good working order or not.
If the fan is making noise, check the blades to see if they were bent at some point.
The most common source for this problem is the defrost drain got clogged. You will have to turn the fridge off and let it defrost completely to check to see if this was the problem.
The defrosting might solve the problem if the blockage was a bit of ice. Or the drain was blocked by dirt or some other object, and simple defrosting won’t clear the problem up. You will have to clean the drain.
It seems that the Everchill brand of fridges are well-liked and perform up to expectations. No one has anything terribly bad to say about them, as we have seen for other appliances and RV models.
The company also seems to stand behind their product as they will help out if you contact them or the RV brand where you bought your RV. Just make sure to keep your manual handy and in a place where it is safe and easy to remember where you put it.