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post #11 of 37 (permalink) Old 22-04-2021, 14:37
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As far as i know there are only 2 jet sizes 45 and 43 try the other in your new burner and clean the chimney well to remove all loose rust.Check your regulator is working correctly if the problem persists find a seconhad fridge that will fit

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What are the actual symptoms Barry, could it be the fridge lights but goes out? if so could also be the Thermocouple, old selector switches have been known to have contact problems, some can be stripped and cleaned, they are a bit like the points on a car.
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Good question Kev. It's a bit odd.

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If you recall last summer on our one and only short trip we had all sorts of problems with the fridge. It stank of burned gas or something and at times if the wind blew in the right direction set the Co2 alarm off. We though that maybe there was a problem with the Gaslow or the regulator so I bought a new reg and used the Calor instead. For a while it seemed better but it came back again.

The flame is not properly blue, its like flaky orange and blue. Roger on Fruitcakes knows a bit about this and he thinks its possible the Flue is knackered also and maybe burned through or blocked. What is frustrating is my motorhome fixer says the flue is not replaceable. I can only go on what people tell me. A couple of people have linked to a new burner and this one includes the jet.

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/DOMETIC-E...item5dc7496d9b

However. Firstly I do not know if its the right one and secondly if Roger is right, this wont solve the problem.

My thoughts are. Get the replacement fridge for 225 but maybe on the condition that they swap it out and I see it working or use the van without the fridge and sell it as only working on 240v.

Im mega busy right now for a few days so frantically trying to dip in and out of threads and find a solution as time is against me on this. I Cant have it dragging on for weeks.

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Good old Roger glad hes still plodding on.

As he says the chimney isn't replaceable really., too difficult, as i said bfors obrians do replacements to your dimensions, others dont even give the sizes so give them a ring, ive never heard anything bad about them they do a lot for self builders.
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Good old Roger glad hes still plodding on.

As he says the chimney isn't replaceable really., too difficult, as i said bfors obrians do replacements to your dimensions, others dont even give the sizes so give them a ring, ive never heard anything bad about them they do a lot for self builders.
Who? Do you mean O'leary in Hull? I think Mark my motorhome bloke called them and they did not have a replacement fridge.


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Haven't you got an endiscopic/borescope camera Baz?

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Endoscope-I...s%2C196&sr=8-7

Stuff it up your pipe and see what's what.

Or down from the top.

I've had one of these for years and used it many times to see into mysterious parts. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Endoscope-I...s%2C196&sr=8-7

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Haven't you got an endiscopic/borescope camera Baz?

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Endoscope-I...s%2C196&sr=8-7

Stuff it up your pipe and see what's what.

Or down from the top.

I've had one of these for years and used it many times to see into mysterious parts. https://www.amazon.co.uk/Endoscope-I...s%2C196&sr=8-7

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You should be able to check the glue with a lightly weighted string from above, lowering it down gently.

You will know roughly how long the flue is - they are not massively long, if the weight goes down easily and can be seen by the burner assembly then that would suggest the flue is clear. Doing that lowering with eg a 10mm nut as the weight, it may dislodge any rust (commonly found). Use it gently.

Alan sensibly suggest a endoscope type flexible camera - well worth that sort of money as you can use it to check inside pipes and waste water tanks, go for that and enjoy using it.

My thoughts would be that the jet is partially blocked - hence the yellow flame - it is not getting enough air so you are getting incomplete combustion (remember the Bunsen Burner at School ? Yellow flame when air hole closed, blue when open)
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I assumed the endoscope was a joke. You never know with him!

I should point out that I wont be doing any of this work. I am simply trying to gather as much information as possible as to whether its worth pursuing fixing this fridge or getting a replacement. As my motorhome fixer is extremely busy he doesn't seem to have the time to look for parts or second hand fridges. I think you might be right Dave that the Flue and possibly the incorrect burner may be the problem. In which case I wonder if its worth just getting a second hand fridge that we know works. Or just sell it advertised as not working on gas.


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