3 Way Fridge Problems

Submitted: Thursday, Aug 13, 2015 at 23:24
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My Dometic 3way fridge in my caravan doesn't work on gas. The van is only 20 months old and when we tried it on gas for the first time it didn't work. the pilot light is on, so there is gas coming through, the visual indicator at the front of the fridge is showing the gas working (it sits in the green zone as required). I know that the fridge needs to be level and when we did try it the van was as level as possible. The fridge works really well on 240V and 12V, so I'm at a loss. Could it be a bloked burner or something similar??
I look forward to any response.
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Reply By: Notso - Friday, Aug 14, 2015 at 08:39

Friday, Aug 14, 2015 at 08:39
Is the flue getting hot outside at the vent?

It could be that the pilot is igniting OK but the main burner isn't coming on? If that is the case you'll need to get onto a dometic service agent for repairs.
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Follow Up By: Notso - Friday, Aug 14, 2015 at 08:40

Friday, Aug 14, 2015 at 08:40
Just one thing, I did once???? Didn't switch the main control to Gas!!
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Reply By: Phil 23 - Saturday, Aug 15, 2015 at 07:53

Saturday, Aug 15, 2015 at 07:53
Struck this problem once.

It was the gas thermostat not switching the burner to full flame.
Replaced it & it was fine.

Pulled the old one apart & found the moving parts inside were a bit frozen up with corrosion, presumably from moisture sitting in the line.

Simple to check. Just watch the size of the flame while someone turns the thermostat up & down.


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