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Old 09-11-2006, 09:41 PM   #1
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Dometic Fridge works on AC but not gas

I've checked things over and everything about the flame itself seems fine but it doesn't cool AT ALL on gas. I ran a pipe snake through the flu and it made no difference. I started looking through the manual and here at the forums and noticed there's supposed to be a flu baffle thingy in there, which obviously is missing since my snake ran straight up the flu unimpeded. Would the lack of this baffle prevent the fridge from working at all on gas??? I believe I may also be missing the flu cap since the snake went straight out the top, but I've not had the fridge out yet to verify this.

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Old 09-11-2006, 10:58 PM   #2
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check out this thread.

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Old 09-12-2006, 02:26 PM   #3
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I've checked things over and everything about the flame itself seems fine but it doesn't cool AT ALL on gas. I ran a pipe snake through the flu and it made no difference. I started looking through the manual and here at the forums and noticed there's supposed to be a flu baffle thingy in there, which obviously is missing since my snake ran straight up the flu unimpeded. Would the lack of this baffle prevent the fridge from working at all on gas??? I believe I may also be missing the flu cap since the snake went straight out the top, but I've not had the fridge out yet to verify this.

Any help appreciated.

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yes there should be a baffle in it, what it does is makes the heat spin inside the chimney pipe, equally distributing it. Although I have seen them work without the baffle in it. You might want to check flame size, you might have a restricted orfice. Also it may be your thermostat not allowing full flame.
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Is there more than one setting for the flame or is it just on/off, or does this depend on model? I don't have my manual available right now and can't recall my model number. From what I can tell thus far mine is either on or off. Also, remember, it works on AC, just not on gas, although there's a flame that matches that described in the manual.

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Is there more than one setting for the flame or is it just on/off, or does this depend on model? I don't have my manual available right now and can't recall my model number. From what I can tell thus far mine is either on or off. Also, remember, it works on AC, just not on gas, although there's a flame that matches that described in the manual.

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the thermostat should throttle the flame. When the thermostat reaches near satisfied temp it should reduce the flame.
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3 flame settings?

I was told , and it appears to be true, that in my '72 dometic there are only 2 flame settings- a low one and a slightly higher one when the thermostat is kicked up. There is NOT a different flame height for each number on the dial! Don't know why yours would not work if theres a flame, unless flame is tiny- I cleaned mine all up, burped it, etc. and just checked it finally the other day on gas- made ice in about 5 hours, from being off for months. I was pleased!!Best of luck with yours, I bet you can get it going- they are pretty simple machines. -tim
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