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Old 11-14-2007, 04:26 PM   #1
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Anyone know about a problem when it won't run on propane but works in A/C or D/c? Someone told our friend it needs to be turned upside down and shake it and leave it for 24 hours.
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Old 11-14-2007, 04:26 PM   #2
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Anyone know about a problem when it won't run on propane but works in A/C or D/c? Someone told our friend it needs to be turned upside down and shake it and leave it for 24 hours.
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Old 11-14-2007, 05:51 PM   #3
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This is a good place to start Refrig. Troubleshooting

Let us know how you turned your Newamr on it's head.

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Start with cleaning the burner area. Be sure the gas valve is on; slot should be running with the line. If you do not get any spark at ignition, check for loose connections on the control board. Let us know what you find.
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Old 11-14-2007, 06:45 PM   #5
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Actually we are Pahrump NV tonight at a friends house and his brother cruised in from Seattle in a Bigfoot Slide-in with the problem They aren't internet savvy so here we are. He says it will start and run around 5 minutes then shut off. This person said it comes with running not level and the (camber with the oil) needs mixed. Hummmmm. The shaking and turning it on it's head was to mix the solution. I've never heard of this. Our Norcold 4 door won't run on propane on a hill and gives a no-co error message. We then can reset it. Thanks and I will go the the web site and see what I can. Thanks
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Old 11-15-2007, 03:55 AM   #6
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KayLarGo... newer absorption "RV" refrigerators aren't nearly as critical as the older ones regarding needing to be perfectly level. That said, you need to do a little detective work to see what is happening with your refrigerator.

Go outside and remove the back vent cover of the refrig, and see if you can determine what is going on, or in your case, what's not going on. I had a problem where mine didn't want to light when on propane. I did the typical things like check, clean and tighten, all the wiring connections. The culprit ended up being a sticky gas valve. Although it received the 12-volt signal to open the gas valve, it wasn't. Probably due to oily residue within the propane itself. Removing it and soaking it thoroughly in denatured alcohol cured the problem.
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Old 11-15-2007, 04:49 AM   #7
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KayLarGo,
When the fridge works on 120V or 12V power, but not on propane, the problem is with the propane burner. The refrigerant is circulating through the system or it would not work on electric either. On 120/12V heat is applied to the system by an electric heater -- on gas by the flame of the propane burner. Your friends burner is not lighting. Open the outside cover to the back of the fridge and remove the metal cover over the burner and have someone watch while the fridge is "set to propane" and turned on. Your post does not indicate the age of your friend's fridge, hopefully it has an automatic ignitor. Spark or no spark follow RV Wizards post. Rust flakes from the flue falling on the burner and interfering with ignition is a very common problem. Turning the fridge upside down would be a waste of time and energy.

Good luck with your efforts,
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A common problem with Dometic fridges about 2000 was the flame sensors kept failing - I think they redesigned them because you seldom hear of thew problem these days. This thermocouple senses the flame and if it does not detect it in about 30 seconds, it shuts off and gives you the trouble light. You can look at the thermocouple; it is right under the flame, and if partially melted, it has failed. We replaced ours and everything was then OK.

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