Well, the freezer is at -20 C, the main compartment is below freezing, and even with the thermostat knob set below "1" (the lowest marking before "OFF" there is no change
in the flame. So, I have one of two situations: either,
- the burner is on low, and this is one really effective refrigerator, given enough time; or,
- the burner is staying on high.
Since the burner does not appear to be changing levels, I guess I need to follow the various suggestions from other members regarding troubleshooting and repair. Since I'm pretty sure it's on high, the problem is presumably with the thermostat. Perhaps it's even not fully open, and I could have more flame and more effective cooling.
I thought that the thermostat was working (affecting temperature) in earlier use, but perhaps I was just seeing random fluctations due to outside temperature, and the thermostat knob is just a placebostat
(it makes you feel like you're doing something, but actually has no effect).
Anyone with more experience with these units have a comment on the size of my flame (shown in my previous post)? Although Jeff is asking about an RM2202, mine is an RM 360.
For size reference in the photo, the burner tube is about 12mm or 15/32" in outside diameter.
So that's about all I can contribute. Jeff, is this useful, and how does your flame compare?