Where does this part go? Casita refridgerator - Fiberglass RV


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Old 09-27-2015, 03:06 PM   #1
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Where does this part go? Casita refridgerator

Hi all. Wondering if you can help. I took my fridge shielding apart looking for gas cooling issue. It ended up being the battery. My camper battery was shot and didn't have enough voltage to run the fridge. So that problem is fixed. But now I have a new problem. When the fridge is on gas it runs at about 7 or 8 degrees warmer than it used to. I took it back apart a second time to look for the problem. Gas orriface is clean. Burner is clean. I think all the gas stuff is ok. But i found this loose piece of shielding. Do you guys know where this goes? It may be causing too much air in if not installed right.

One thing I noticed is there is a tab bend in to hold the tip of the burner. That tab being bent in creates an open hole in the shielding on the back side towards the refrigerator. That hole seems like it would let a lot of air in. Its right behind the burner. But I'm assuming that there is no way that it gets covered up in that it's supposed to be like that.

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Old 09-27-2015, 03:34 PM   #2
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If the part is the bent metal piece in your picture it goes in the upper outside compartment on the right hand side on top of the metal flue .The two taps slide down into the flue / chimney above the burner . The part is held in by tension / friction .
The refrigerator will not cool properly if this part is not in place.
I know this because mine fell out and I had the same problem
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Hi Steve. Super good information. I very much appreciate it. I just want to make sure I have it correct. So you mean it should go like these before and after pictures? Thank you very much.

Oops the first pic is after...ha

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Yes that is exactly where it goes. I am glad you posted the question because it reminded me to check mine and as I thought mine was laying on the bottom of the refrigerator compartment. So THANK YOU !!
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Awesome!! I blew out the burner too. Im down from 47 to 44. I hope she goes to low 30s like before!

Thanks again!
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Glad I could be of some help . In my estimation it is a poor design. I plan on fabricating a metal clip to hold the part in place and eliminate the problem.
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Great idea. I'm thinking you could drill the tiny hole in the top of that bracket a little bit bigger. Then take a small cotter pin and clip it around that metal wire sticking out of the chimney. Push the two ends of the cotter pin up through the bracket hole. And then bend the ends in opposite direction. Maybe something like that would work. Thanks again.
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Old 09-27-2015, 07:40 PM   #8
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EXLNT post/pics and answers guys. I've never had one come off that I know of but sure know about it now, thanks.
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