electrolux rm2310 3way fridge

Submitted: Friday, Jun 02, 2006 at 12:19
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I have a thermostat problem with my fridge. It's not working. Fridge acts like freezer, freezer acts like super deep freeze. Control knob just turns. No effect. Suspect fridge running continually
Problem is have to remove fridge to get to thermostat which is underneath. Cannot undo gas connection. Gas pipe turns with locknut. (Is it clockwise or anticlockwise?) Do not wish to twist or break pipe. Any info would be appreciated. (realise taking to fridge mechanic obvious solution - however feel that it might be something simple)
p.s. van must have been built around fridge as it is bigger than doorway and windows so might have to work on it in van.
Thanks Jayeff
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Reply By: TerraFirma - Friday, Jun 02, 2006 at 12:41

Friday, Jun 02, 2006 at 12:41
I'm not sure on the Thermostat scenario but mine wasn't working and I tipped it upside down overnight and it came good. I also didn't realise these things need to be run on a level surfice.
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Follow Up By: Peter McG (Member, Melbourne) - Friday, Jun 02, 2006 at 12:48

Friday, Jun 02, 2006 at 12:48
Isn't there usually an external panel on the van to get the fridge out/in?

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Follow Up By: Member No 1- Friday, Jun 02, 2006 at 15:11

Friday, Jun 02, 2006 at 15:11
why do some think that truning the fridge upside will fix all problems? hehehe

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Follow Up By: jayeff - Friday, Jun 02, 2006 at 16:46

Friday, Jun 02, 2006 at 16:46
Terrafirma, how did you disconnect the gas supply to the fridge so as to be able to turn it upside down? The flange connection turns the pipe when I try to disconnect it
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Follow Up By: Shaker - Friday, Jun 02, 2006 at 17:52

Friday, Jun 02, 2006 at 17:52
The connection is most likely left hand thread. Usually left hand thread has nicks in the corners of the nut.
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Follow Up By: jayeff - Wednesday, Jun 07, 2006 at 18:46

Wednesday, Jun 07, 2006 at 18:46
Finally got the gas connection loose.( normal thread) It was just stiff. Turns out my problem was twofold.
First - control rod for thermostat, from front of fridge to thermostat not connected to thermostat, therefore thermostat could not be adjusted and was set to max cold.
Second - Thermostat was faulty anyway as electrical contacts are short circuit.

So will now have to replace thermostat. If I could get the fridge out of the van life would be so much easier. Fridge is wider in every direction than the door, and I do not wish to remove the door. Never a dull moment around here!
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