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Old 05-14-2006, 10:33 PM   #1
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Cleaning the flue . Flame is out for 2 days.

In the back of my fridge there is no flame or anything hot, all the metal parts are stone cold. The flame has apparently gone out for 2 days and the inside temp is room temp. I am trying to take it apart to clean the flue. That's obviously the source of the problem. I took off the metal cover thing in the back. Still dont' see the flame or where it should be. What do I remove next?

FWIW this dometic is not orig but from '95. When it works, which is about 2/3 of the time, it cools really well, including the freezer.
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Old 05-15-2006, 01:33 AM   #2
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This post of mine from 2004 describes the procedure:
http://www.airforums.com/forum...tor-10098.html?
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Old 05-15-2006, 07:35 AM   #3
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Got Gas?

Hey Ips,

The square box on the lower right side is the burner cover. The device just to the left of the cover is the gas solenoid valve. Are you sure that you have propane?

If you but 12VDC to the solenoid, it should click. I would check that first.

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Old 05-15-2006, 09:58 PM   #4
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1. Disconnect the 12v and 120volt electric supplies, and switch off the gas valve at the rear of the refrigerator.
Where is this gas valve located? I didn't see it while looking at the back of it.

2. Turn off the gas bottles.
3. Disconnect the gas supply copper pipe at the rear of the refer.
Where is it, and isn't that the same thing as in #1?

4. Remove the cover to the burner assembly, and remove the lead to the igniter.

Well, I knew I had to remove it, but it doesn't come off, which is why I posted that question. Do I force it come off, or are there more screws to undo?



5. Remove the burner assembly by undoing the two screws. The top one was partially obscured by the thermocouple. I reluctantly had to bend the thermocouple slightly to remove the top screw.

I haven't gotten to that point yet

6. Remove the burner jet and place it in a clean container with enough alcohol to submerge it
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lewster,

I got gas going to the catalytic heater, the stove and the 'hot' water heater... so I presume I have gas. Most of the time, the fridge works, except that it likes to take a 3-day vacation once a week or so.
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Ipso,

1. Disconnect the 12v and 120volt electric supplies, and switch off the gas valve at the rear of the refrigerator.
Where is this gas valve located? I didn't see it while looking at the back of it.

On mine, there is a simple manual cock in the hard gas line a few inches from the union joint with the solenoid valve. I cannot see one in your photo, so you may just have to switch off at the bottles.

2. Turn off the gas bottles.
3. Disconnect the gas supply copper pipe at the rear of the refer.
Where is it, and isn't that the same thing as in #1?

No. Put a wrench on the large nut at the junction of the gas line with the solenoid valve, and turn upwards while holding the valve firmly. You can see the large nut in your photo.

4. Remove the cover to the burner assembly, and remove the lead to the igniter.

Well, I knew I had to remove it, but it doesn't come off, which is why I posted that question. Do I force it come off, or are there more screws to undo?

IIRC there was just one small self tapping screw holding the cover in place. I then had to slightly bend the cover to remove it.


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