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Old 07-20-2014, 07:10 PM   #1
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Gas Fridge Question

I've been having trouble getting my fridge to start up on gas before a trip. I've had to restart it several times to get it going. This past trip I switched from my 1/2 to 1/4 full tank to my full tank then it started right up. Is this common to need a full tank to get the fridge going? On the 1/2 full tank I could see the fire on start up but a series of ticking kept going then it would shut down.
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Old 07-20-2014, 07:19 PM   #2
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No it is not common. I assume the lines are purged of air? It takes two to three tries to get the fridge going after it has set for a while to get the air out - this is after I have the stove up and running first. After it is lit, can you turn it off and relight it right away? If there is no air in the line you might look at the switchable regulator.
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After I have had my tanks shut off, it takes about 5 - 10 tries to purge all of the air from the line and to get the refrigerator to light.
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Old 07-21-2014, 07:19 AM   #4
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Fire up the stove for a bit to purge some air before you try the fridge.
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Fire up the stove for a bit to purge some air before you try the fridge.

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Old 07-21-2014, 07:54 AM   #6
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easy fix for a perplexing problem. I've never had to go beyond the old "run the stove for 5 minutes" trick.

I've had to clean the exhaust flu though. crawly critters like to nest in fridge area.
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