Electrolux Van Fridge

Submitted: Monday, Apr 05, 2010 at 22:59
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Has the Gas Flue at the rear of these have to be De-Sooted to keep them at peak performance when on Gas. If so what is the best way to clean it?
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Reply By: furph - Tuesday, Apr 06, 2010 at 07:39

Tuesday, Apr 06, 2010 at 07:39
The basic answer is yes, but the time interval seems to depend on the gas quality.
Some seems to burn with a dirty brown residue of which I now have some staining the van wall directly above the flue outlet

With the fridge off to clean you will need to remove the top and bottom vent panels (on the top vent, first remove the gas flue end, then the chimney extension).

At the burner end remove the metal cover (one self tapping screw) and place a small piece of cardboard or similar over the burner tube. This prevents soot etc. from falling into the burner slots.

Remove the chimney top with the angled outlet and you will see a bent wire poking out to one side. Pull this out, you will find a spiral baffle on the end.

A long, thin, stiff bristle brush can then be used to clean the chimney.
It will make quite an improvement to the heat exchange.

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Follow Up By: Member - mazcan - Tuesday, Apr 06, 2010 at 11:23

Tuesday, Apr 06, 2010 at 11:23
hi cookie and di
furph has covered it well except
i will add
if the panels top and bottom have fly mesh on them inside
make sure you keep them clean the mesh on my van used to block up with dust and cause the burner to soot up

there used to be an extension external flue vent that was availuble as a kit for electolux caravan fridge
it fitted onto top of existing flue pipe and came out side through the wall with a weather cap it allowed the burner to draw better
back in the mid 90's but dont know if still on the market
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Follow Up By: Member - David M (SA) - Wednesday, Apr 07, 2010 at 11:20

Wednesday, Apr 07, 2010 at 11:20
Hi Furph.After removing the self tapper I still don't seem to be able to remove the cover.Any secret to this.
Regards Dave.
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Reply By: Ianw - Saturday, Apr 17, 2010 at 19:48

Saturday, Apr 17, 2010 at 19:48
From the instruction book it says periodic inspection should be carried out once or twice a year.

Quote " Inspect the flue baffle. It should be reasonably clean and free of soot. Heavy soot formation indicates improper functioning of the burner. The flue and the burner both need cleaning."

It goes on to list the method for doing it. As a non member I cannot post copy of the instructions. I could however Email them.

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