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"burping" a propane fridge

Bought my camp a little over a year ago and was told by the previous owner that the propane fridge didn't work. He said he had a repair man come out to try to fix it. I remember he said the man had it on its side and upside down. It worked for a while, then stopped working. I talked to a repairman recently and he said that if a propane fridge sits without use for a while, air bubbles get trapped and prevent it for working properly. He said they "burp" it to get the gas bubble out by putting the fridge on its side and upside down. He also said the newer ones just require tipping it at a 45 degree angle to clear the trapped bubbles in the lines. Has anyone heard of doing this and how often is it required? I haven't been back to my cabin to try it, but it's worth a try rather than paying for a service call.
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