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Old 08-12-2009, 06:35 AM   #1
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Trouble starting fridge

and i here this clicking sound it cycles this way for a half dozen be for you
can her the propane ingnite. than fridge starts running on propane
but with in short time you look at mode screen it has kicked back to electric
so you hit mode button again to propane. finially it stays in propane mode while cooling. but i have to go thu this cycleing back and fourth everytime we get ready to use fridge what causes this???

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If the MH is in storage for awhile and you're shutting off the propane, the gas lines tend to fill up with air which must be purged out before the fridge will fire up again. Our rangetop is located not too far from our fridge (from the front of the RV where the propane bottles are located, the order working rearward is bottles, fridge, range). It makes it a lot easier to light the fridge if I'll open a burner on the rangetop and light it first - the burner uses a lot more gas, purges the lines faster and is easy to verify by the flame pattern when a good supply of gas gets to it. Once I have propane at the rangetop, the fridge lights within a cycle or two.


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thank you for that info will try that !!!!!!!! greyhawk
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Before I take off on a trip, I always start the stove first, for just a few seconds. Then the fridge starts right up.
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If your Fridge has AUTO button, push it in, the Fridge will select what it needs, whether ELECTRIC or GAS. You must be plugged into shore power for the ELECTRIC to even come on. If your unit is not LEVEL, the FRIDGE will not work correctly. Good Luck,
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Originally Posted by RustyJC View Post
It makes it a lot easier to light the fridge if I'll open a burner on the rangetop and light it first - the burner uses a lot more gas, purges the lines faster and is easy to verify by the flame pattern when a good supply of gas gets to it. Once I have propane at the rangetop, the fridge lights within a cycle or two.

Excellent idea!

Darn, I thought we this was our patent. It is the ONLY way we can get our fridge to stay lit. No matter how many times we re-start the fridge, it won't stay on unless the gas lines from the tank have been completely purged. It took 4 or 5 months trial and error to get the system down.
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In auto mode, the refrigerator will default to electric mode if 120 vac is present from shore power or generator. They usually do not put this receptacle on an inverter. If you want to use the gas mode you must take it off automatic or it will switch to electric when it is available.
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One other thing you have to hold the MODE button down to force it into LP mode.
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Mine did about the same thing I cleaned the burner and now it works fine (had lots of soot in the burner)

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