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Old 06-04-2018, 06:39 PM   #1
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Grey Wolf 29BH Fridge and Oven issues

Last week the fridge breaker tripped in my new 2018 unit and the fridge didnít automatically switch over to propane. It happened while we were away for a week. When we got back to our seasonal site, we saw that everything had melted and we lost all of our food. Propane tank was on and the stove burners worked fine so propane wasnít the issue. The fridge is the newer type with only one button/switch on it and supposed to switch over to LP automatically when the power is off but did not in this case. Also, though my stove burners work, my oven does not. I can see the spark in the oven when igniting but seems like no propane is flowing. Iím wondering if these 2 issues are related in some way. Anyone hear of this before? Ive only had the unit for 3 weeks. It may be a couple weeks before the service guy can get out there so just thought Iíd share in the meantime.

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Old 06-05-2018, 06:54 AM   #2
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A tripped broker and not shifting over seem like maybe it was set up to stay on Elec use only and not auto change over something worth checking in the setup. Sometimes the 15 amp fuse will blow with a low battery and not allow the frig to shift over and start on propane. Let the forum know what you figure out.
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Your refrigerator will not run on propane if there is no power. It needs a little bit of battery power in order for the electronics to work. It will switch over from electric to propane automatically as long as it can draw a small amount of power from the battery. If your breaker trips, It wont work at all. Mine is the same.
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Old 06-06-2018, 07:50 AM   #4
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If you have not used the fridge on propane for a while ( or ever) it is possible that the propane line needed purging. The fridge will try to light a few times, then the safety feature shuts it off until it is reset ( DC power removed from control board). I suggest you try on propane while you are present to insure it is working. Unless you lost power to the RV for an extended period of time, the battery should have operated the fridge control board. This could be the same issue with the oven as both the fridge and oven pilot are very low volume propane users and do not purge the lines quickly as does the stovetop.
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Old 06-06-2018, 07:50 AM   #5
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If the fridge breaker trips, the battery still has power. If this is the case than whatís the point of having propane backup? This doesnít make any sense. Maybe Iím missing something. Iím not going to leave food in there if I donít have any backup.
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Old 06-06-2018, 07:58 AM   #6
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If you have not used the fridge on propane for a while ( or ever) it is possible that the propane line needed purging. The fridge will try to light a few times, then the safety feature shuts it off until it is reset ( DC power removed from control board). I suggest you try on propane while you are present to insure it is working. Unless you lost power to the RV for an extended period of time, the battery should have operated the fridge control board. This could be the same issue with the oven as both the fridge and oven pilot are very low volume propane users and do not purge the lines quickly as does the stovetop.


Now this makes sense. I will check that on the weekend. Thanks!!
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Old 06-06-2018, 01:12 PM   #7
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Hello, I'm not sure if your two issues are related but we also had an issue with our oven on our 274dbh. It turns out that the tiny nozzle in the very back of the oven was manufactured and clogged. It was a very simple fix unclogging the blocked hole then our oven worked fine. We had also met another owner with a similar rig that had a same issue as we did.
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Hello, I'm not sure if your two issues are related but we also had an issue with our oven on our 274dbh. It turns out that the tiny nozzle in the very back of the oven was manufactured and clogged. It was a very simple fix unclogging the blocked hole then our oven worked fine. We had also met another owner with a similar rig that had a same issue as we did.


Thanks, Iíll check that too!
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If you find a clogged nozzle, clean it with compresses air. Never use a needle or pin as it can change the diameter of the orifice.
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Both issues now fixed. Apparently it was an air locked propane line
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