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Old 09-27-2008, 09:51 AM   #1
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HI JUST BOUGHT 1984 SCAMP FIFTH WHEEL THE REFER WORKS GREAT ON 115 VOLT BUT WILL NOT GET COLD ON GAS MODE I CAN SEE FLAME
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Old 09-28-2008, 12:24 AM   #2
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Tom,
There is some good info in the Documents Center on the left side bar. Some of the fridge manuals have diagnostic flow charts, troubleshooting etc.
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Old 09-28-2008, 11:11 AM   #3
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There is some good info in the Documents Center on the left side bar. Some of the fridge manuals have diagnostic flow charts, troubleshooting etc.
THANKS I'LL CHECK IT OUT
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Old 09-29-2008, 08:23 AM   #4
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You are welcome,
Once you've narrowed it down, you can post what you found out and get some suggestions to solutions. Plus there is a "fridge repair" guy that posts here, that might have just the right solution to your problem.

Hint: Model #'s and details help a lot.
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Old 09-29-2008, 10:52 AM   #5
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I have a 1977 Scamp and have noticed an interesting pattern when running on pro-(pain) as in pain in the [at]&& ...anywho when hooked up to electric I can be somewhat not level *note somewhat* but when running off of propane I found that I need to make sure its *absolutly* level and to do this I have the tiny fridge level that I use in the icebox not the bottom of the fridge but the icebox. I have to babysit this darn thing and the other day it took 20 minutes to get it going. Yesterday it took all of three minutes but then I lowered the trailer a bit to see what would happen and sure enough it clicked off. So not exactly sure what yours is going thru but this has been some of my experience. Good luck
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Old 09-29-2008, 06:13 PM   #6
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I have a 1977 Scamp and have noticed an interesting pattern when running on pro-(pain) as in pain in the [at]&& ...anywho when hooked up to electric I can be somewhat not level *note somewhat* but when running off of propane I found that I need to make sure its *absolutly* level and to do this I have the tiny fridge level that I use in the icebox not the bottom of the fridge but the icebox. I have to babysit this darn thing and the other day it took 20 minutes to get it going. Yesterday it took all of three minutes but then I lowered the trailer a bit to see what would happen and sure enough it clicked off. So not exactly sure what yours is going thru but this has been some of my experience. Good luck
THANKS FOR THE HINTS AND HELP. I TOOK THE JET OUT TODAY AND CLEANED IT SEEMED TO HELP SOME BUT NOT MUCH .I GUESS THE NEXT THING WILL BE CLEANING THE FLUE TUBE.I ALSO RELEVELED THE REFER.
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Old 09-29-2008, 10:23 PM   #7
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some really great advise here and I know I have brought this up in the past...
these new tanks have a safety feature that locks up the valve in the event of a sudden loss of pressure. I was turning my tank on too quickly and activating this valve. just tossing in my 2 cents but I spent a day fighting the same issue and it was just that simple, turned the tank on slowly and it worked just fine.
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Old 09-29-2008, 11:36 PM   #8
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FWIW: Someone has mentioned to make certain the stove is working too. Have it flamming for a couple of minutes, then try to get the refer working.
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Old 09-30-2008, 10:40 AM   #9
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It could be the regulator. There needs to be a certain LP pressure to the stove as well as the refrigerator.

A couple of years ago my fridge would light but not heat enough to cool for food. The stove worked fine. I stopped at an RV shop and the first thing he did was check the pressure at the stove and fridge. It was low. He replaced the regulator and all worked well.

One thing he told me was that the regulator was mounted incorrectly. It was mounted with the opening facing to the rear when it should be facing downward consequently it likely gathered more dust and dirt into it.
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Old 09-30-2008, 11:55 AM   #10
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Wow... I'm glad I checked on this topic... I was afraid it was about Reefer Madness!



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Old 09-30-2008, 12:10 PM   #11
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Wow... I'm glad I checked on this topic... I was afraid it was about Reefer Madness!



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Thanks to all I think it was a dirty jet temp today 30 running on max I"ll just wait and see
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Old 09-30-2008, 09:20 PM   #12
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FWIW

The pressure is 9 inches of water column.

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It could be the regulator. There needs to be a certain LP pressure to the stove as well as the refrigerator.
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According to this source, the pressure should be 10.5-11 " of water. Here's how to make your own manometer to measure the pressure.

http://www.rverscorner.com/manometer.html
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According to this source, the pressure should be 10.5-11 " of water. Here's how to make your own manometer to measure the pressure.

http://www.rverscorner.com/manometer.html

Pete,
I got nine inches of water from my friends Norcold manual when it woudn't work. Adjusted the regulator to nine and it worked fine.

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