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Old 07-22-2012, 09:14 PM   #1
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Cleaning fridge burner/orifice-What to use

Will be cleaning the fridge's burning and orifice area in the next couple of days as I don't know when the original owner had it done, if at all. Hopefully it will result in a stronger flame as the current one is rather weak and lazy acting. I'm thinking about maybe using acetone or brake cleaner spray and was wondering what others have used to clean theirs with.
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This thread and links may help, the orifice should be OK unless someone messed with it.
Mine 10 years old and has never cause a problem on the 1200 I have, just give yearly maintenance every spring.
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If you are going to clean the burner oraface, a welding supply shop will have a set of wire cleaners. Inexpensive and a good tool to keep in your toolbox.
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Old 07-23-2012, 11:16 AM   #4
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The owners manual with my fridge was very clear about cleaning the jet. It has a precision hole so do not use a pin to clean it. It suggested washing in alcohol and blowing air through it. I also read where it said to avoid high pressure air.

In my case that did not solve my burner problem. (I had already confirmed the burner, flue, and propane pressure were in good shape). I took the jet out again and inspected it with a magnifying glass. There was a metal burr right in front of the hole. I removed it successfully without affecting the hole and the fridge now runs great on propane - even on medium.

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I spent a good bit of time fiddling with mine this weekend because I had a fluttering flame. Got it to clear but after all the time I would have been better off just to replace. They seem to be cheap enough. I'll probably get one as spare.
I'll attach replacement link site later when I get home.
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