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    • #58703
      Tom MacCallum

      Of course, when we’re getting set to head out for Alaska, the fridge starts give us trouble.
      It’s a Domestic 2652 and has been mostly trouble free since we’ve owned the camper. I had to replace the exhaust fan last year. It’s 9 yo. We are currently in Kalispell, MT. Cool temps .
      It isn’t cooling. It has propane to the burner. I can hear the burner operating. The flue is fairly hot. The coils are cool. Although, they are starting to slightly warm up. I haven’t checked the flame yet. The exhaust fan kicks on every 5 minutes or so and runs for 75 seconds. When we were plugged in last nite, the fan did not run as often.
      I don’t know if this has anything to do with our issue, but we ran it completely out of propane before I could switch tanks. It seemed to start up correctly, but neather one of us checked the temp gauge we hang in the fridge. It was three days later when my wife said “the fridge is 52*”
      Any suggestions on where to go from here would be greatly appreciated.

    • #58805

      Hot burner tube significantly cooler coils normally means blockage in coils. Normally that is the end of life for an absorption fridge. Sometimes it will clear on its own.

      Steve and Andra
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    • #59219
      Alex Blasingame

      Try burping it, sometime this will work. It will require you to remove the refrigerator and place it upside doum for a few hours, then reinstall it to see if it will work…good luck!

    • #59551
      Tom MacCallum

      Update. It took a while, about a day or so to gradually reach desired temps. It’s been mostly fine since then. I guess the air in line blocked the propane. Even thought the single light on the front indicated that everything was kosher. Usually the problem light wastes no time indicating the there’s a problem with the propane supply. This is often a problem in cold temps and high altitudes.

      It still sometimes shuts off during the night. We’re in Revelstoke, BC at the moment. It’s been pretty rainy the past week since leaving MT.

      It’s probably time to clean everything.

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