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Old 06-30-2009, 08:50 AM   #15
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The leaves and the hrnets nest is what determined the performance of the fridge. The twisty thingy ( the name just will not come to me) is important to the operation and needs to be reinstalled the same way it came out. as was said before if it is stubborn, twist it and it should slide right back into place.

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Old 06-30-2009, 09:29 AM   #16
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The twisty thing helps the draft in the burner tube, and will let the fridge be a little cooler. It has the handle on it so it can be removed to clean spider/mud dauber nests from the flue.
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Old 06-30-2009, 09:43 PM   #17
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So, any ideas on how to put it back in the tube without pulling the fridge? Attached is a rough sketch of the exhaust piping. Just above the burner there is a metal pipe that goes into an insulated aluminum box. This whole assembly is about 27". A second tube that is 36" long connects to this. At the base of the second tube are 4 vent holes and a phillips screw. Please note that I can't see most of this, but I can feel it.

I was thinking of trying to take out the phillips screw, moving the top vent and trying to insert the "thingy". I can hook it to one of the vent holes.

At this point I don't want to make things worse, so if this is a bad idea let me know.

Thanks for all the help. Learn something new every day.

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Old 07-01-2009, 09:47 AM   #18
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If you can lift the top vent pipe out of the way, then somehow get the difuser to go back in ,just hook the wire over the bottom pipe,then reinstall the top pipe.Good luck!!
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Old 07-01-2009, 01:22 PM   #19
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Check out rvmobile.com for a beautifully detailed description of how your fridge works. They say that baffle is a necessity, and that it has to hang at just the right height.
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Old 07-01-2009, 06:01 PM   #20
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Mimiandrews, Thanks for the site. It was very very helpful.

So, it's called a Baffle and it has to be at the correct height. I guess I know what I'm doing this weekend.

I'm going to try Easyride's idea and just see if I can move the upper pipe over. Hopefully the baffle is self centering.

Thanks to everyone for all the help. I'll let you know what I come up with.


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Old 07-01-2009, 06:12 PM   #21
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The pipe it goes in is just a little bit bigger than it is,so yes if you get it in there ,it will be in the center.Dave
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Old 07-07-2009, 06:48 PM   #22
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It's in.

Well, it took a little work, but it's back in the pipe. The freezer works but the fridge is still dead. Maybe Santa will get me a nice used one.

Thanks for all the help.

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Old 07-07-2009, 07:01 PM   #23
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Sorry to hear that. A little Christmas in July, maybe???

I know there are a number of places on the web that deal in rebuilt refers.
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Sorry to hear you're still having trouble.

T.J., the guy at rvmobile.com, rebuilt the cooling unit for our fridge--not cheap, but good workmanship. He was kind enough to talk me through the whole thing, although if it's on his website, he's not slow to tell you to go read it first. Call him if your problem's not on his site. If one part of the fridge works, I can't see why the whole thing won't--isn't it one cooling unit?

After I reinstalled the cooling unit, I was able to test our fridge in the shop with a barbeque propane bottle and regulator before I reinstalled it in the trailer. Ran it on both gas and electric, and it worked fine.

I had never worked on a gas/electric fridge before in my life, and T.J. got me through it. He has my recommendation!
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Well, it took a little work, but it's back in the pipe. The freezer works but the fridge is still dead. Maybe Santa will get me a nice used one.

Thanks for all the help.

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How long did you let it run ? If the freezer is working,the fridge should also.
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If I can't get it back in and the fridge doesn't work the wife is going to believe that I planned it because I've been talking about getting a new fridge for awhile.
.... yup .... pretty much looks like you need a new fridge to me .....


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Old 07-08-2009, 11:28 PM   #27
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It ran for atleast 12 hrs. The freezer made ice but the fridge was room temperature. I'm guessing it has other issues. The wiring below looks like someone colorblind put it together. I'm not even sure if the thermostates work.

I'm new to the propane fridge world so I could be doing something wrong. I thought if the freezer worked the fridge had to too. But nope. We're going camping this weekend so it'll have a good long run.

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