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26.982 amu 07-03-2009 10:43 PM

Propane leak in Dometic 660 refer
My '68 Safari's Dometic refer fills the cabin with gas odor when it's on propane. The leak must be after the rotating valve that you access through the side panel to turn on the gas, since the smell goes away when I close that valve and use AC to run the refer (which doesn't do much of anything in the current 102 F Texas heat). I can't find the leak with bubbly soap. There is no yellow in the flame--it runs loud and blue. Where could the leak be, and how can I fix it?

26.982 amu 07-04-2009 03:18 PM

Oops, that's Dometic RM60--sorry.

purman 07-04-2009 03:54 PM

Did you spray the whole hose and connections with soap and water?

Try down under the trailer where it comes through the floor. Gas does rise.

Can you smell it under the trailer at all?

26.982 amu 07-05-2009 05:06 PM

Today I went over the propane line leading to the burner with an eyedropper loaded with soap solution--finally found the leaks (several). They are on the housing that the thermocouple activates, which has a push valve at the bottom for lighting the burner after it has been turned off. It looks like I'll have to replace that whole piece.

Any idea where I can get one? I just replaced the thermocouple itself, so I can probably salvage that.

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