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Old 10-23-2014, 11:07 AM   #1
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Fridge not running on propane

Just a quick question before we set off for the weekend. I was hoping to do a little boondocking for the chili cookoff this weekend and to keep the fridge cool, I was planning on getting it cold with the generator and then letting it stay cold with the propane.

However, after getting it home last night, I realized that the propane will light and it will run for 50 seconds. Then there is an audible click and the propane shuts off and the "check" light on the Dometic side by side comes on.

Any thoughts? It lights up instantly and stays running for 50 seconds. I timed it 4 times to make sure it was the same amount of time.
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Let's take this as a maintenance issue before we troubleshoot as a part replacement issue.
Remove cover from OUTSIDE MH
Have Vacuum Ready to remove all dust and webs

Here is a video to show you versus me describing it...

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Old 10-23-2014, 01:48 PM   #3
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Yep, that's my plan. I've got the can of air here on my desk to go home with me tonight. If that's it, I'll be stoked.
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I did mine earlier this season... was having poor cooling on propane only. Sure enough.... I pulled all connectors and cleaned.... I blew out the dust and cobwebs....and banged in the exhaust chimney.... Right this moment...it has been doing the propane cooling for 5 months...working and cooling great.
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Boom. That's all it was. Running for about 20 minutes now. WOOHOO! Should make for a great chili cookoff weekend! Thanks guys.
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Old 10-23-2014, 07:59 PM   #6
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#1 reason a Fridge does not work on propane.... You had it.

#2-#N (Higest) cost money.
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Old 10-24-2014, 10:29 AM   #7
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I stuck the tip of the can of compressed air up the flue of the chimney and I do believe that LEAVES came out. Go figure. I had the same issue with a water heater some years ago, but that was a spider web built inside the oriface.
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