Originally Posted by Dsironi
Ready to head out tomorrow. Turned frig on ac yesterday. Didnít come on tried moving elec switch gently each direction. Finally felt some warming in the heat tube. But several hours later, freezer compartment was cool, cold? Changed to gas, which fired up nicely and seemed to be working. Loading frig tonight. Doesnít seem to be cold enough. Guess Iíd better get scientific and stick a thermometer in it to know the facts.
What if it isnít cooling adequately. Where can I get the cooling gas(ammonia?).
Just wondering after hours. Could take action on the road tomorrow.
Would appreciate your suggestions. Iíll report the temp in the morning.
There could be many factor for the fridge
not cooling properly. Not sure what year your fridge
is. Many important factors to consider and just eleminate them off the list. How level is the fridge
. Not the trailer, but the fridge itself. Use a small 9 inch torpedo level to level the fridge in both directions. The fridge doesn't have to be more than a few degrees off level and this will affect the function of the fridge .
You probably already know this but electrical
does not heat up as much as gas, so the cooling down will take longer and the recovery will take longer. For the little bit of cost of proane, I just cool down using gas.
When was the last time the flue was checked and cleaned ? Spiders and flies and many other creatures too many to mention love the smell of propane
and love to build their nests in the chimney.
What is the colour of the flame, a nice blue is good and a dancing yellow is not. Then you would need to do a manometer check for the correct pressure of 11 inch water column. But just check your stove top burner and compare the colour to the fridge burner.
There is a spital metal piece in the chimney flue. Is it present and free to move, this causes the gases to swirl.
What temperature is the freezer compartment and the fridge itself.
How hot is the temp ouside and the humidity levels. If both are high the fridge has to work extra hard in cooling off, and the heat that needs to be absorbed by the outside envirnment maynot work at its best if the humidity and temp are both excessively high.