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Old 08-06-2014, 10:57 AM   #15
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Originally Posted by manda1215 View Post
I replaced the screws yesterday, the refer is now getting power on electric, however, it is still not cooling. It still works on propane, although, same issues as before (cool, not cold). Once it starts to cool off again here, it shouldn't be as much of an issue.

In any case, now that I've established that power is getting to the refer, can anyone advise where I should go from here? I feel like knowing that it works on propane (though it could probably stand to be serviced), should be an indication that it's working overall, and now it's just a matter of isolating the electrical issue. Or are the two completely separate?

Thank you all again for your help!
On electric, is the chimney getting warm after a few hours? If not, you still have some electrical issue to deal with. If you have a Kill A Watt meter or can buy one (about $25 at many hardware stores) you can plug the refrigerator into it to confirm that it is drawing power. It should read in the 200 to 300 watt range.

The propane flame system and the electric system on your refrigerator are completely separate. If it cools on propane, it should cool on electric. Each is simply a different source of heat for the refrigeration cycle. But, both must provide heat, and enough of it, to make the cycle work.

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Old 08-06-2014, 01:46 PM   #16
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The heating element may be bad. It is relatively easy to replace. The burner may also need to be serviced.

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