Originally Posted by greenrig
8-10 hours!! you are not kidding are you? so if you go camping with your vintage fridge, your vacation time will be up before the fridge gets cold? i had an older 2 way norcold that made ice cubes in an hour of plugging it in -that was using the 120v side but isnt it the same heating element?
A 50 year old reefer, with the old technology, is sort of like a senior citizen.
Takes a while to get in the mood.
You should feel a little cooling on the freezer plate, provided the freezer is empty, in an hour or 2. Then it should progressively get colder.
If not, then either the cooling unit is bad, or the burner and orifice and the chimney need a good cleaning. The LPG pressure could also be low.