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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-27-2014, 11:41 PM Thread Starter
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Troubleshooting a propane fridge

I posted on here a while back about a propane fridge in our cabin that was not working. People suggested I "burp" the fridge to see if it will work. I did that and it started working but not getting very cold. I was looking online and the next thing I saw to do was clean the burner. It said there should be a blue flame at the burner. At night it looked like there was orange or yellow flame that I could see through the seams around the burner. The next time I'm up there I plan on spraying compressed air into the burner. Is there anything else I should do or that I can do to troubleshoot? It would be really wouldn't really be nice to get this thing working. Thanks.
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Re: Troubleshooting a propane fridge

I cant say about a propane fridge but know the flame should be blue, if its burning yellow or orange its producing carbon monoxide. With my propane hot water heater, I pull the burner and clean out the holes with a small drill bit (not in a drill) works like a charm.

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Re: Troubleshooting a propane fridge

We had one at camp and in the rear was like an exhaust column and mice filled it with debris, we cleaned it out and it worked again.....
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Re: Troubleshooting a propane fridge

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We had one at camp and in the rear was like an exhaust column and mice filled it with debris, we cleaned it out and it worked again.....
Great advice here from Ron. The exhaust could be clogged also by cobwebs. Make sure where the tube that exhaust the burnt gas is clear of any debris or cobwebs.
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Re: Troubleshooting a propane fridge

Cleaning is about the only thing you can do, and yes, the flame should be blue. Never heard of the burping thing, but apparently it helps. BTW, if you have to trash it, and it's an old Servel, the company was paying $100 if you showed proof that you sent it to a scrap metal place. They wanted to get the old ones out of service. New units are available but a bit pricey, and you can sometimes find a used one at a pretty good price. Good luck!

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Re: Troubleshooting a propane fridge

I have a propane fridge the freezer works great , the fridge does not get cold. does anybody have an ideas. oh and they both work on 110.
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orig poster, you might need a new thermobulb oldtimersford, check your door gasket for leaks
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Re: Troubleshooting a propane fridge

I will check it thanks
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