Originally Posted by mandolindave
I am not a very good aim...I want to shoot the darn thing. haha
Seriously...I have flame but no cooling. How can I trouble shoot to determine if it is the board or the pipes?
It is level and in my driveway, flame stays on while traveling
What is the year and model # of your fridge?
It typically takes a minimum of 8 hours to notice cooling in these types of units.
If you have flame and you have a 12VDC control board, that indicates that the board is working; sending current to open the LP valve and ignite the flame and then keeping the LP valve open.
You should be getting heating thru the absorber coils and the accumulator tank directly above the access opening at the same rate.....they should be warm to the touch at about the same temps.
If you are heating in the boiler section (above the flame area) and you get no warmth in the coils of accumulator, you could have a blockage in the tubing (probably clumped sodium chromate salt....an internal anti-corrosive agent) that is not allowing the heated ammonia to flow thru the tubing.
If this is the case (or if you have had a leak and there is no refrigerant remaining) you will need to replace the cooling unit. Give it some time and see what happens. These units do not respond like a residential fridge.