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Old 06-16-2014, 09:09 PM   #1
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Testy fridge

Hello all -
We are gearing up for our maiden voyage this weekend (fingers crossed the truck gets back from the shop on time). Having some issues with the old propane fridge.

Works ok on AC. No action on DC. And despite having a full tank of propane and hearing the propane, it does not light.

Can anyone help us troubleshoot this?


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Old 06-16-2014, 09:17 PM   #2
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Propane... what you hear is the propane pushing air out of the line. Put a lit match next to the burner and wait for the flame.

Is the battery connected? Is it charged. Sometimes there is a switch on the front of the power panel to switch from ac in to battery/DC power

But that said you don't need DC for most refrigerators if they is over about 10 years old. Running the refrigerator on DC to cool will kill your battery mucho fasto...

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Old 06-16-2014, 10:24 PM   #3
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Tilly, have you tried lighting it with a bbq long lighter? I just had to pull my burner tube out to blow it out and give it a steel brushing cause 2 of the 4 slots were clogged with probably spiderwebs. Also the chimney pipe had a fair amount of soot in it.

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Old 06-17-2014, 09:27 AM   #4
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When was the last time the refrigerator was serviced? Your manual probably recommends annually.

Before wasting much time on anything I would pull the burner and clean it, remove the baffle from the chimney and clean the chimney.
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Old 06-17-2014, 09:40 PM   #5
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Hi folks - Eureka, it works!
Thanks to all for info. I was able to sort things out, and with your help eliminated a few issues. There was propane flowing but the valves needed to cleared out (propane running through) a bit.
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Old 06-17-2014, 11:00 PM   #6
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I always light the stove burner first to purge the propane lines of air.

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