Interesting thing happened last night. In getting my SurfSide
ready for a quick one night camping trip this weekend, I decided to test the fridge
. I had already taken it out and turned it every which way for hours on end while being plugged in and it just was not cooling. I basically wrote it off.
In the meantime I picked up an older bar fridge
for real cheap and decided I'd use that instead and simply never have the ability to run my fridge
off of propane
. In other words I'd be hooped if I ever camped somewhere without electricity. Not a huge problem since we usually camp for 3-4 days at a time.
ANyway - I decided that I'd try the frige on propane
. The tank is from the 60's and I triple checked for leaks
, it looked good. So I lit the pilot light
(which still worked with the ignitor button, I thought for sure I'd be sticking a little burning stick in there) and not 20 min. later the fridge freezer was Super cold. Left it on for almost 2 hours and had a super cold fridge.
So, that being said I turned it off, checked the plug in with my work light
and it worked. So I now I have power running to the outlet. I plugged in the fridge and left it on overnight. Nothing this a.m. - not even remotley cold. I had switched the device in the back to run from elec. and double checked Everything.
Does anyone have some good hints, tips, tricks or suggestions as to what's wrong. I did hear something click a minute or so after I changed the control to elec. so I wonder if something is burned out like a solonoid (spelling ?)