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Old 11-07-2015, 10:00 PM   #11
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It was a good idea but when I turned down the flame to the minimum with no cooling the fridge.

So I am left with pulling the fridge for a look down the chimney.
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Old 11-13-2015, 04:28 PM   #12
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I pulled the fridge today and as suspected the chimney was clear and clean. So I pushed it back in the slot and reconnected the propane and power. Following a soapy water check on the propane line, I gave it an extra turn and the bubbles stopped.

So now, after this little exercise the fridge is cooling on propane. It was at 39 degrees after about six hours on propane. I don't know why, but I have had this thing with machines since I was a kid that if I give them some attention they fix themselves. Or something like that. I'll take that and run.
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Old 03-14-2016, 09:58 PM   #13
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The ongoing differences in expectations between me and the fridge have taken a few more turns. The "fix" from the previous post in November lasted for a short while. Then the fridge stopped working on propane again. The chimney was always too hot to hold a finger on it.

I made a dry camping trip using an ice chest then a few using 12v while on the road and 120V at the camp site. Today I looked at it again. I disconnected the burner assembly from the chimney and lit the flame. It burned clean and strong with the flame coming about an inch out of the cup.

I disassembled it anyway and blew out the burner with compressed air which got me a small amount of black stuff. There was a small amount of white matter near the orifice. It scraped off easily. After reassembly, the flame appeared to be no different than before.

But the fridge in cooling again tonight. I am beginning to think the fridge is just temperamental and willful. It just likes attention. But maybe there was a small obstruction that is now gone.
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Old 03-14-2016, 10:21 PM   #14
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Sounds like the only other thing you can do at this point is to make a sacrifice to the refrigerator gods.
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Old 03-14-2016, 10:32 PM   #15
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I've got a start on the altar, but my first born is reluctant and her mother thinks I should just use a ice chest. Since college is almost all paid for, I can see their point. My second born, however is just fine with sacrificing her older sister.
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You are obviously using inferior Chinese propane. Switch to American made and you will be good to go!
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I had a similar issue with my RM2551, when on L/P the flame looked fine, but the fridge failed to cool. After trying to troubleshoot it myself unsuccessfully, I took it to a certified RV mechanic.

It turned out to be a faulty solenoid gas valve.
It was replaced and works great now.

Might be worth a try.
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Old 03-17-2016, 01:34 PM   #18
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You are obviously using inferior Chinese propane. Switch to American made and you will be good to go!
This is Texas. We get suspicious even if the propane is from Louisiana.
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I had a similar issue with my RM2551, when on L/P the flame looked fine, but the fridge failed to cool. After trying to troubleshoot it myself unsuccessfully, I took it to a certified RV mechanic.

It turned out to be a faulty solenoid gas valve.
It was replaced and works great now.

Might be worth a try.
Good luck.
Thanks, if the fridge doesn't continue to work, that is the next option. At least it's keeping the beer and wine cold for this weekend at Cleburne State Park. And the food too.
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