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Old 07-07-2015, 02:40 PM   #1
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Smile Fridge won't work with gas

Not sure where to start looking. It works well with AC. Stove and Hot Water heater work great with gas. Suggestions, I'm a rookie.
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Old 07-07-2015, 02:52 PM   #2
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Did you check the gas burner tube for an obstruction, such as spiders or mud wasps?? There is a brush with a flex shaft to clean the tube out. How far away from the propane tank is the fridge? Sometimes it takes a few cycles for the gas to get to the unit before it'll fire up. if it's been sitting a while. If your stove is nearby, try lighting it to get the gas flowing closer to it. Maybe someone else will chime in with some more ideas that I forgot.
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Old 07-07-2015, 02:55 PM   #3
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I will do a good cleaning inside and out and see what I get. Thanks
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Old 07-07-2015, 03:23 PM   #4
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These new fridges are very picayune about their gas supply. If it takes more than 30 seconds to ignite they shut down and whine!


The manual suggests 3 cycles of trying to light the burner to purge ALL the air from the gas line.
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In and earlier thread by another member I suggested to use some compressed air to blow out the burner line. In his case it worked, but it could also cause more of a problem if something large is blocking the line compressed air could force it further in the burner. In that case you would have to remove the burner assy. you could also remove the burner and using a small piece of stranded wire clean out the burner orifice.
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Old 07-07-2015, 05:59 PM   #6
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I haven't looked at newer trailers but some older ones had a shut-off valve in the outside fridge compartment to the gas line.

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Old 07-07-2015, 06:17 PM   #7
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My fridge never lites the first few tries unless I light the gas stove and bleed air from the lines, then it starts and runs just fine
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Fridge must be fairly level for the propane side to work. Check side to side and front to back with a bubble level in the fridge itself.
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Old 07-08-2015, 05:13 AM   #9
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Take a look at the distribution block on the Propane lines and make sure the line is not kinked. I know it sounds funny but I recently found this on my unit. It is pulled way to tight. I also have no gas at my grill out let (very low pressure) so both of these are on my first return list.
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I was talking to a buddy of mine who has a new Jayco Eagle HT 27.5 RLTS. He had a similar problem with the fridge. Whenever the slide was in, the fridge wouldn't work on propane. He took it in for service and the tech found that the hose would kink when the slide retracted. They had to cut a section of hose out, extend it, and support it differently to avoid the problem.
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