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Old 11-18-2017, 08:05 AM   #1
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Can't get frig to run on LPG

Hello everyone how all is well with you.

I have a 2001 Lance 1121. The refrigerator works on DC or AC but will not fire on propane gas. If you switch it to auto and into gas you can hear it click and turn on but then turns off after a few seconds or few minutes and the check light comes on .I was told it might be a dirty flute but I can't see any access panel or way to clean any suggestions or advice would be much appreciated.

I did take the roof cover off but I didn't see a flute just saw the back of the refrigerator and coils for the refrigerator .
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Propane supply should be checked and make sure the pressure is within specifications. This requires a manometer or specialized gauge as pressure feeding the burner is about 11 ounces of pressure.

In the meantime you can estimate if propane is good by observing the operation of your other propane devices. Good flow and heat from the stove and water heater?

As well you can remove the outside side panel of the fridge and there should be an inspection hatch on the perk tube burner where you can see the operation of the propane burner. Get someone to turn the fridge on to propane and you can watch the burner and see if it even lights.

Hope this helps.
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opps...my mistake. I should of mentioned that all other propane appliances work with no trouble
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opps...my mistake. I should of mentioned that all other propane appliances work with no trouble
That's good. Do check the quality of the flame at the perk tube - short strong blue flame, with yellow tips on a LP burner.

There are a number of you tube videos for fridge maintenance. Here is one...

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Often what happens when the unit is in storage surface oxidation (rust) inside the Chimney forms, then when you move the unit the vibration causes the rust to fall into the burner area, often blocking the orifice.
Try blowing the burner area with compressed air, a can of keyboard air will work well for this if you don't have a compressor.
And check the maintenance videos to ensure the flame is adjusted properly, you can tell by the color of the flame.
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Thanks guys I'll check YouTube. Don't know why I didn't do that. ill check o. the burner when it warms up a little more
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thanks guys got it working����
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