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Old 06-29-2007, 12:56 PM   #15
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Wow! Learn somethin' new every day. Today's lesson was this...

I never knew about the burp fridge thingie until now....thanks for posting this!
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Old 06-29-2007, 02:08 PM   #16
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Long ago, (probably 20 years) I lived in Germany and had a VW camper with an Electrolux fridge. It quit working, and I was advised by a German RV tech to take it out, and "burp" it. Did so, and the fridge worked well until we sold the camper in '96. Mind you, this was not a Dometic, nor was it in an Airstream.....
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Old 06-29-2007, 04:47 PM   #17
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My latest one has been in use since I burped it in December 2004. The fridge works fine, stays cold, and gets used quite a bit during the summer. I do keep it plugged in and working through the fall and spring when it's in the shop as it's a great place to keep pops and waters while I'm out there "working". I know we have had a couple where this has not worked, but there are several (6) we've done over the years in other trailers we've had and sold and several of those folks continue to use their trailers with the old fridge. I can't speak about the others as they went to people we did not know and don't see the trailers.

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Old 06-29-2007, 05:42 PM   #18
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Well I can tell you of one that I burped four-five years ago - still going strong - would I have believed it, no, but its still working great.

Course on that one we did the 3 six pack thing.....

Richard - now why didn't we think of that - KenL - now why did we take the frig out do do this procedure?

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Old 06-29-2007, 05:57 PM   #19
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Well I can tell you of one that I burped four-five years ago - still going strong - would I have believed it, no, but its still working great.

Course on that one we did the 3 six pack thing.....

Richard - now why didn't we think of that - KenL - now why did we take the frig out do do this procedure?

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Well know we know that if you burp the reefer, you must flush things out with 3 six packs.

Wow, that would even remove the rust on the Titanic.

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Old 06-29-2007, 07:19 PM   #20
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My 63 refrig was not when I revived it in 98 by burping. It is still working eight years later. It does not work for all refrig problems but is a cheap fix worth trying.
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"Old father William the young man said..."

My mother burped ME when I was a wee one and I'm still goin' strong and still cool although I don't relish standing on my head as much as I used to.
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Old 06-29-2007, 08:16 PM   #22
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My mother burped ME when I was a wee one and I'm still goin' strong and still cool although I don't relish standing on my head as much as I used to.
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My mother burped ME when I was a wee one and I'm still goin' strong and still cool although I don't relish standing on my head as much as I used to.
Of course you probably learned that 3 six packs will also cause you to burp yourself so she obviously was a good teacher. I cannot remember my mother burping me, you have quite a memory.

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Old 06-29-2007, 09:56 PM   #24
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The Burpathon Continues...

Devoted to the notion that more is better (and with due respect to Excella CM's Mum), I have stood the Dometic on its head for the night. I will turn it upright again tomorrow and continue collecting statistics. After all, inquiring minds want to know, if one burp is good, are two burps better?

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Old 06-30-2007, 09:43 AM   #25
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You guys (excella) are on to me.....you see the special skills required in order to oversee this operation are aquired at a very young age - it starts with your mother then as you come of age and are able to drink large quantities of beer you refine the extensive burping skills required (hick) to move on to Airstream refergerators.
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I'm still trying to decifer the stats...what are the Delta columns for? That's some beermeister term right? Also, did you do the second burp on 6-26 while continuing to run the fan?

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Do NOT try this at home!!!!

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If you had the six packs you might have tried to burp it without removal from the trailer.
I actually DID see someone who tried to do this on I-80 in Wyoming during the trip to Oregon....................The only problem was that they tried to do the 'burping' while the trailer was attached to their tow vehicle and rolled BOTH of them several times! While this manuever might have saved the fridge, it sure was hard in the trailer .

Unfortunately, not much was remaining of either vehicle.....and I'm sure that the fridge was not in operating condition after this either, as both vehicles were widely scattered along the shoulder of the highway .
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The Burpometer Explained...

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I'm still trying to decifer the stats...what are the Delta columns for? That's some beermeister term right? Also, did you do the second burp on 6-26 while continuing to run the fan?

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The "Delta" is the difference between ambient temperature and the temperature in the freezer or fridge as the case may be.
The fan was installed on 6-16.
The unit was burped on 6-25.
The @ means straight 110 v AC without control unit.

The Burpmeister and the entire Burpathon staff appreciate your interest. Tomorrow we will begin collecting statistics following the Second Burp.
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